NEXT STEPS is how you can discover how to both begin and belong at Abundant Life Church.
SOAP | Scripture, Observation, Application, Prayer
We want you to be devoted to Jesus Christ. Being devoted to Jesus is a life-long journey and we are committed to helping you along the way. Devotion to Jesus comes through devotion to the Bible, which is His Word written to you personally. We encourage you to use the SOAP personal daily devotional process. SOAP is an acronym: Scripture, Observation, Application, Prayer. While doing this, write your thoughts down in a journal. Journaling is an excellent way to record and process what God has spoken to us. Without writing our experiences down, you may forget those blessings and some very important lessons!
Take your time reading each chapter and allow God to speak to you. Look for a verse that particularly spoke to you and write it in your journal.
What do you think God is saying to you in this scripture? Ask the Holy Spirit to teach you and reveal Jesus to you. Paraphrase and write this scripture down in your own words in your journal.
Personalize what you have read, by asking yourself how it applies to your life right now. Write how this scripture can apply to you today.
This can be as simple as asking God to help you use this scripture, or it may be a greater insight on what He may be revealing to you. Remember, prayer is a two-way conversation, so be sure to listen to what God has to say and journal about it
Equip the Saints for the work of the ministry (Ephesians 4:12) and spur one another on towards love. (Hebrews 10:24).
Our Connect Groups are breakout teaching sessions in a small group setting. By being in a connect group, you build healthy relationships, grow in your relationship with Jesus, receive care during life’s difficult moments, and you learn how to disciple others. Don’t live life alone – be connected!
Wednesday Connect Groups meet Wednesday nights throughout the fall, winter, and spring. There will be various topical groups where group members will be encouraged and equipped.
Want to be a connect group leader?
Responsibilities for leaders:
- Apply with known topic
- Be approved by Pastor
- Be an expert within the topic
- 25 minutes of teaching to build and train people.
- Question and answer time.
- Recruit Next connect leaders
- Promote Next Connect (prepare discussion questions & scriptures following each lesson)
- Encourage next steps (Soap, Next Connect, Serving, Membership)
- Get involved with Late Night Connect
Life is better connected. We challenge the body to say to say to one another “let's grab coffee” to begin to reach up, across, and down to establish a safe mentoring relationship. Within Next Connect, the goal is to practice the art of relationships, history-giving, affirmation, and praying with each other in a safe, covenvant relationship.
We encourage you to participate in the church ministries and outreach events. Click on the link below for more details.
Membership means you have come into agreement with the vision, mission, and values of the church and want to see the church grow as we continue to reach new people and teach followers of Christ.
"NEXT" Membership class will be part of our Spring Connect Groups beginning in March. Signup in the church foyer or call ALC.
Membership at Abundant Life Church gives you the opportunity to serve in leadership in a greater way and gives you a vote in major decisions we make about the church. Therefore, it is important that members of the church meet certain requirements so that together we can best direct the course of the church in line with God's heart and mission He has given you. One requirement is the Next Class.