New Christians. 
What's next?

Have you recently decided to become a follower of Jesus and are wondering what’s next? Or what is this all about? Or are you wanting to explore faith a little further and need some guidance? Then we would love to journey with you.


Getting to know Jesus

A relationship with Jesus and the gift of eternal life is something that God freely offers to everyone.
To receive this gift is an act of faith.

In the Bible, the gospel of John says it like this:

‘God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life’ 
John 3:16

To receive this gift of eternal life, starts with a simple prayer that says three things to God:

Thank you

We believe that Jesus died for us on the cross and that Him dying is Him offering the free gift of forgiveness, freedom and His Spirit. Take a moment to  thank Him.


Ask God to forgive you for all the things you have done wrong and turn from everything which you know is wrong in your life. This is what the Bible means by ‘repentance’.


God never forces His way into our lives. You need to accept His gift and invite Him to come and live within you by His Spirit.

A prayer to pray

If you would like to have a relationship with God and you are ready to say these three things, then here is a simple prayer you can pray:

I know that I have done wrong and that my sin has separated me from you, but I want to live my life your way from now on. I ask for and receive your forgiveness. Thank you Lord. I believe in Jesus- that He died for my sins and was resurrected to give us eternal life and relationship. By faith I receive your gift of freedom. I say yes to you. I am ready to trust you as my Lord and Saviour and give you my heart, my thoughts, my words and my life from this day forward.

So, what now?

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Get in touch with us on the form below if you’d like someone to talk with you and help you as you think about faith or in your decision to start a relationship with Jesus.

Get connected to Church

We would love for you to join us for our weekly Sunday gathering. There, you can find out more ways to get connected, meet plenty of people and will hopefully feel like part of the family in no time. If you’ve never been to church before, you’ll get to see what it’s all about.
Find out more about our Sundays Gatherings!

Interested in Baptism?

If you have accepted Jesus as Saviour, getting baptised in water is a great next step in your faith journey!

Baptism is a vital marker on your Christian journey and one of only two rituals that Jesus commanded, the other being Communion (found in Matthew 26:26-28 and Matthew 28:19).

Following Jesus’s example and command, water baptism symbolises His own death and resurrection, the washing away of our sins, and the death of our old self and re-birth into new life.

2 Corinthians 5:17 says it like this,

‘Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!’

Jesus clearly said, ‘Whoever believes and is baptised will be saved’ (Mark 16:16), so first we ‘believe’ in Jesus as a private decision, and then get baptised to tell the whole world!

Water baptism without accepting Jesus is the wrong way around, and does not make us into a Christian. However, once a believer, baptism is a thrilling step in God’s plan for your life!  

Baptism also connects us in to the ‘body of Christ’, the Church, his people here on earth. In a believer’s water baptism we join the family of God, making it much more than an individual step on our own spiritual journey. We need each other which is why the Bible says, ‘For we were all baptised by one Spirit into one body.’ (1 Corinthians 12:12-13)

If you would like to find out more about water baptism or would like to get baptised in our next baptism service, please email us at to register your interest and one of our team will talk you through the next step and how we do Baptisms at C3 Hope.

Next Steps Course

Now that you've made the best decision to follow Christ, why not take the Next Step?

Our Next Steps course is our four-part online course, designed with you in mind. Whatever part of your walk with God you’re on, this course is for you! Led by Jo and Lois Willis, our Lead Pastors, you'll take the next steps into discovering more about who we are at C3 Hope and unpack our values - Family, Discipleship, and Mission -  and what they look like in the day-to-day.

To find out more or sign up for the course, then simply click here!

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