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  • Phone: 425-372-7420
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  • Church Office: 158 1st Place NW Issaquah, WA 98027

 

 

Next Steps

EVERYONE HAS A NEXT STEP. WHAT'S YOURS?

At Soma Eastside, we are a family of families following Jesus.  This means we take active steps as Jesus leads us. What are your next steps?

The Apostle Paul, mindful of this reality, compared following Jesus to running a race: 

12 I don’t mean to say that I have already achieved these things or that I have already reached perfection. But I press on to possess that perfection for which Christ Jesus first possessed me. 13 No, dear brothers and sisters, I have not achieved it, but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, 14 I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us.  (Philippians 3)

 

i'm new to learning about jesus

Learn about Jesus and consider his claims

Attend church - meet followers of Jesus and hear stories of how Jesus changes lives

Ask God to reveal who He is to you

Write down your questions - talk a trusted friend or find a church leader to talk through these questions with

 

i want to deepen and live out my faith

Publicly commit to following Jesus through baptism

  • Baptism does not save us - it is an outward symbol of what Jesus has already done through salvation

Practice telling your story - How To Tell Your Story

Learn more about introducing people to Jesus

Join a group of followers of Jesus (Missional Community

  • Live out your new identities as Family, Servant, Missionary
  • Live life together on mission with your MC

Practice spiritual disciplines:

  • Daily reading of scripture
  • daily prayer
  • daily confession of sin and commitment to a holy life
  • regular giving

Actively fulfill your role in your household:

  • Husbands: love your wife sacrificially like Jesus loves the church. In other words: pray for her often, serve her well in your leadership role, protect and care for her, value her thoughts.  Encourage her to trust her heavenly Father, follow Jesus closely, and draw strength and encouragement from the Holy Spirit. Recommended Resource: Emerson Eggerichs’ Love and Respect
  • Wives: respect your husbands and follow them as they follow Jesus. In other words: pray that God strengthens him as a spiritual leader, encourage him to learn and grow in God's word, and participate in spiritual conversations with your family. If he is not a believer yet, pray that God would use your inner beauty that comes from a sincere faith in Jesus to  win him over. Recommended Resource: Emerson Eggerichs’ Love and Respect
  • Parents: God has given you a great responsibility. Therefore train up your children in the faith and shepherd their hearts. Recommended Resource: Tedd Tripp’s Shepherding a Child’s Heart, Parents page
  • Children: Since God is ultimately in control, and has delegated authority to your parents, obey your parents. This means not only doing what they ask you, but honoring them and respecting them even when you disagree with them. Recommended Resource: Old Testament book of Proverbs 

Actively fulfill your role in the church:

  • Identify your spiritual gifts
  • Join a volunteer team
  • Support the mission by giving regularly
  • Look for ways to bless the community around you and share the good news of Jesus

 

i want to explore leadership opportunities
  • Become an MC leader apprentice
  • Multiply a new MC as an MC leader
  • Take on a leadership role in the church as a Deacon/Deaconess
  • Pursue becoming an Elder
  • Look into being part of a church planting team