What does it mean to be a follower of Jesus?
Maybe you grew up in the church and for you that meant believing a certain list of doctrines or behaving in a certain way. Maybe it was the religion of your family and you just followed along.
Perhaps at a concert or camp someone got you to say a certain prayer, or maybe you were baptized as a child, or even as a baby.
Or maybe as a long-time a follower of Jesus, you’ve gotten mired in all the insider church conversations and you need to get your head sorted out.
This post is the first in a series, a beginners guide to following Jesus. This is a big topic. It’s wide and deep, and smarter people than I have written enormous amounts on the topic. For a nerd like me, it’s exciting to dig into all of that. But as a pastor, I’ve noticed that for most people that massive pile of information is intimidating.
So, for the people I work with every day, I wanted to lay out something simple, a starting point. That’s what you’ll find here. It won’t be comprehensive. It’s will be a solid place to start.