Next Steps

Wherever you are in life, St. Bartholomew's is committed to the next step of your growth.

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BELONG: Knowing God

The very first and most important step to a transformed life is to respond to the call to know God through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. The Bible says (in John 14:6) that Jesus alone is the Way to salvation, the Truth and the Life and that no one can rightly come before God the Father except through Him. The good news is that it doesn’t matter where you came from or what you’ve done, everyone can take this first step by accepting Christ as your Lord and Savior. 

To learn more about making a public commitment of faith please contact our clergy at the church office.

WORSHIP WITH US!
Worshipping with other Christians is an integral part of a transformed life.  We invite you to join us at one of our five weekly services.

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BELONG: Water Baptism & Confession

HOLY BAPTISM
Jesus commanded that every person who comes to him be baptized (Matthew 28:19, Mark 16:16). Water baptism is an outward and visible sign of an inward and spiritual grace given by God through Christ Jesus. In our Anglican tradition, infants as well as adults are encouraged to receive baptism. Contact our office for more information on being baptized at St. Bartholomew's.

HOLY CONFIRMATION
Following Holy Baptism one is encouraged to be confirmed. Everyone who has been baptized is considered a member of the church. However, to become a Confirmed Member of the Anglican Church requires Holy Confirmation. Holy Confirmation is the opportunity to make a public confession of one’s faith in Christ, which will include the laying on of hands by our Bishop for Spirit empowered ministry, and qualifies a person for Confirmed Membership and lay leadership in parish ministry.  You can prepare for Holy Confirmation by attending the Confirmation Class (for youth) or the Inquirers Class (for adults).  Contact our office for more information about attending.

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EQUIP:  Intentional Discipleship

Jesus calls us to walk with Him and grow as a disciple throughout our our entire lives.  This does not happen immediately or passively, but through intentional actions that shape us into His image -- such as public and private worship, prayer, reading and studying God's Word, spending time with God's people, acts of love towards others.

To help with your spiritual growth, St. Bartholomews has developed several opportunities "to equip the saints for works of ministry, to build up the body of Christ, until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God, as we mature to the full measure of the stature of Christ." (Ephesians 4:12-13). A great place to start is to attend our weekly Bible Studies and participate in one of our many Home Groups.

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REACH:  Serving and Sharing

The outward fruit of our equipping, and the mark of every Christian, is a life of love and service. St. Bartholomew's offers a number of meaningful serving opportunities to give back and serve one another within the church.  We also provides opportunity to share the love of Christ to our community and the world through specific St. Bart's outreach missions and events, as well as through partnerships with other Christian organizations.