HOW CAN I GIVE MY LIFE TO JESUS?
God loves you so much and He created you with a purpose and an incredible plan for your life. No matter what your story is, or how far you may feel you are from God, He’s never lost sight of you or forgotten about you. With God, there’s forgiveness from your past, strength for your life today and hope for what's ahead tomorrow. If you want to connect with God, we invite you to make a fresh start with salvation. IT'S AS SIMPLE AS PRAYING THIS PRAYER: Father, in Jesus Name, I thank You for Your awesome plan. Thanks for sending Jesus to die on a cross for me and to rise again. And I ask You Father, in Jesus Name, forgive me of my sin, cleanse me and make me new. Come live inside of me and give me the strength to live for You. In Jesus Name, Amen.
If you just gave your life to christ we want you to know how excited we are for you! We would love to connect with you and walk you through your next steps in this amazing journey. Simply fill out the form above and we will connect with you. We are so happy for you and believe this is just the start of a great thing God has for your life! Check out some of these opportunities to move forward bellow and join us at our weekend service on Sunday at 10:30am!
Get started on the pathway to discovering your purpose and realizing your potential! The Move Track is one class we hold the first Sunday of the month that is split into the following 2 sections.
Essentials 101 guides you through the essential beliefs every Christian needs to find success in their relationship with Christ.
Church 201 is a basic introduction to Lifted Church including a little bit of history and our vision to reach the city of Richmond and beyond. You'll also have a chance to become a member.
Discovery 301 is your opportunity to discover your personality, gifts, and purpose in life and see how you can use them to change your world.
Serve Team 401 is an orientation or training session in the ministry area of your choice. The Grow Plan is complete when you join or start a ministry team.
WATER BAPTISM SERVICE
Water baptism is a way for believers to outwardly express what God has done in their hearts and lives in the presence of other believers. When you are baptized in water, you are identifying yourself with Jesus. Family and friends are encouraged to attend and celebrate this significant decision.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Who should be water baptized?
If you have just made a Fresh Start with God and accepted Jesus as Lord of your life, you should be baptized. If you were baptized as a child before you understood what you were doing, or if you just rededicated your life to the Lord, then you should consider being baptized again.
Why should we be water baptized?
We should be water baptized because Jesus was baptized and He is our example and because He commanded us to be baptized.
Mark 1:9 – At that time Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan.
Matthew 28:19 – Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
Water baptism was the first thing believers did in the early church after they believed in and confessed Jesus as Lord of their life.
Acts 8:35-38 – Then Philip began with that very passage of Scripture and told him the good news about Jesus. As they traveled along the road, they came to some water and the eunuch said, “Look, here is water. Why shouldn’t I be baptized?” And he gave orders to stop the chariot. Then both Philip and the eunuch went down into the water and Philip baptized him.
What does Water Baptism represent?
It’s an act of obedience and an outward symbol that represents what Jesus has done in us and for us. It doesn’t bring us into a relationship with Christ, only faith does that.
Colossians 2:12 – For when you were baptized, you were buried with Christ, and in baptism you were also raised with Christ.
Water Baptism represents 3 things:
1. Death – Specifically Jesus’ death. Christ died on the cross for you. Revelation 1:5 says His blood washes away our sins. Romans 6 says that we died to sin and no longer live in it. Our old nature was crucified with Him. The water is a symbol of washing away the old person.
2. Burial – Going under the water represents His burial. Christ was buried and was in the tomb for 3 days. Our old nature and sin habits are buried with Him.
3. Resurrection – When you come out of the water. We are raised with Him and now live a new life in Christ.
Why do we have to go under water?
We go under water because Jesus did. The word baptism is Baptizo in Greek which means to immerse or submerge.
Matthew 3:16 – As soon as Jesus was baptized, He went up out of the water.
Who is eligible for water baptism?
As Phillip says in Acts 8:37, the only requirement for water baptism is faith in Jesus Christ. Believing that He is the son of God and through his death, burial and resurrection, anyone can receive eternal life. Without such faith, water baptism just becomes a meaningless ritual.
Does water baptism literally wash away my sin?
Only the blood of Jesus washes away our sin.
Ephesians 1:7 – In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace.
I was water baptized as a baby, isn’t that good enough?
It could be considered a gesture of dedication but faith and repentance are both necessary ingredients as indicated in Acts 8:37.
Is water baptism optional?
No, Jesus both commanded and modeled water baptism in the Bible.
Can my child be water baptized?
We advise parents to wait until their child is asking to be water baptized. This is usually a good indication that they are ready to be baptized and it will be a spiritual milestone in their life. While younger children under the age of 5 can have a relationship with Jesus, they will not necessarily remember or understand the significance of the event, so we encourage parents to wait until they are a little older.
We believe that real life change happens best in the context of authentic relationships. Our “free-market” small groups meet once a week in places all around our city and provide a place for you to connect, grow, and discuss the issues and challenges of life.
Regardless of your age, interest, or location, we are sure there is a group out there for you. Small groups are also where we can pray, care for one another, and are missed if we don’t show up. Our small groups run in three semesters each year, so it's never too late to join .
Very few people get the opportunity in their lifetime to be part of the success, growth, and life-change we see happening every day in people’s lives. The Serve Team does that every week and we invite you to join us.
We believe God has a special place for you where you can use your unique abilities and passions to touch the lives of others and that your life will never make sense until you find, develop, and fulfill your purpose in life. Join the Serve Team today!
- We’re accepting all auditions via video submissions. We’re excited about all that God is doing in and through our worship ministry, and we’re looking forward to hearing your videos!
- If you want to audition for multiple instruments, or an instrument and vocals, you will need to submit separate videos for each.
- We will view all videos and you will be emailed back only if you’ve been asked to continue in the audition process.
HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR AUDITION
- Please submit video via YouTube.
- Under privacy settings, select “UNLISTED” and title with “(YOUR NAME-LFTED CHURCH WORSHIP AUDITION.”
- Copy and paste the link to your video in the email.
- Submit instrumental and vocalist auditions by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.