We are so excited about the decision you have made to follow Jesus Christ. It is the most important decision you will ever make in life! By opening your heart to Him, you are beginning a brand new journey. The Bible teaches that God loves you more than you could imagine and that He has a magnificent plan and purpose for your life.

Jeremiah 29:11 says this, “I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

It is our prayer that as you begin to read God’s Word and connect with your church family, that you will grow in your understanding of the hope-filled future God has for you!

We love you and pray God’s blessing on your life!

John & Debbie Lindell

Here is what the Bible says about
having a relationship with God:

  • God Wants A Relationship With You
    “For God loved the world so much that He gave His one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life.”
    John 3:16 (NLT)
  • Sin Separates Us From God
    “For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard.”
    Romans 3:23 (NLT)
  • You Cannot Earn Salvation
    “God saved you by His grace when you believed. And you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God. Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast about it.”
    Ephesians 2:8-9 (NLT)
  • Jesus Died For Your Sins
    “But God showed His great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners.”
    Romans 5:8 (NLT)
  • You Can Have A Relationship With God
    “If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.”
    Romans 10:9 (NLT)

Here are some next steps that will help you on your new journey as a believer in Jesus Christ:


The Bible says that water baptism is the first step of obedience after salvation! Each and every Sunday is an opportunity to get baptized! Just bring a towel and a change of clothes, invite your friends and family and celebrate your walk with Christ by making this important step.

Why Water Baptism is Important

Selected Scriptures

Find a Life Group

Life Together

Life Groups are the way we make a big church feel small. Groups meet in homes all across the area and simply do life together; laughing and growing in all seasons of life. Life is not meant to be lived alone! We encourage you to join a life group so that you get to experience life with others while building new friendships and strengthening each other in your walk with Christ.

*Sermon About Joining a Life Group*

*Scripture Reference*

James River Church - Prayer Meeting

Attend the Prayer Meeting

The Most Important Service of the Week

As a church, one of our core values is connecting with God through prayer and worship. It’s for this reason that the Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting is the most important service of the week! As a family of believers, we gather together to lift up needs in the church and around the world, believing God is going to move in mighty ways. Join us as we pray with faith that the Lord will help us in every area of our lives!

Start Grow Track

Grow Track is a four-week experience for anyone interested in taking the next step in their journey with God. Whether you want to learn more about God or get connected in the church through volunteering, Grow Track will help you discover your God-given purpose and equip you to make a difference in your community and the world!

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