Jesus said to them, “Come and see.” They came and saw where he was staying, and they remained with him that day.

What does discipleship at this stage look like?

Welcome! You are on the starting line of your faith journey. God’s grace has moved you here; and yet, you may not have made any commitments to Christ or to a church. You are evaluating what Christianity is all about, and checking out the church as a community which claims to embrace those beliefs. This is a time of exploring whether faith in God will make any positive difference in your life.

 At this stage you may or may not believe in God, or a Higher Power, and yet you probably do struggle to understand the claims of Christ. Jesus’s question, “Who do you say I am?” (Mark 8:27) is a question that is real for you.

You may have recently had a profound experience of God in nature or something you perceive as miraculous, such as the birth of a child, resulting in awe of God. Or you may be experiencing some deep trauma resulting in your need of God. Quite possibly, you are looking for a reason to believe, but doubts and questions block your progress, as may past experiences with the church. People at this stage are very sensitive to what they perceive as hypocrisy when “the church” says one thing and its people do another.


NEXT STEPS FOR PEOPLE AT THE "COME AND SEE" STAGE

 

1) Worship God
Be our guest at one of our Christmas events

2) Experience community
Participate with us

3) Explore the Bible
We have some suggested ways

If you would like some assistance with developing your own personal discipleship pathway, Teresa Rossy, Ginny Itz, or Chris Ferguson would be happy to help you. Please feel free to contact any of them.