next steps

How to
grow at flc


We all come to church from different backgrounds. Whether you’ve been following Jesus for a long time or this is all new to you, we all want to Know God, Live in Freedom and Make a Difference.

Though we’re each on our own journey, we follow a similar process for connecting with God and others. Here’s how to get started:

Step 1: 

Know God

The whole point of Christianity is to regain what was lost in the Garden of Eden, the relationship between God and man. God loves each of us and wants to welcome us into his family. We just need to say “yes”. If you’re curious about what that means, here are some steps to take:

  • I Said Yes – every Sunday morning we have a team of people available to help you start your journey with Jesus. They will pray with you, give you a Bible, and share some other resources that will help you get started.
  • Water Baptism – baptism is a powerful spiritual moment where we leave our old life behind and begin our new life. You can sign up for baptism or get more information here.

Step 2: 

Live in Freedom

Once we’ve given our lives to Jesus, he begins the process of transforming us into his own image (Romans 8:29). This process involves breaking away from our old lifestyles and perspectives and growing into the new life that God has for us. We can’t do it alone. Here are some opportunities to connect with other believers who are on the same journey:

  • Freedom Class – this course is one of the foundation stones at FLC and we encourage everyone to take this life-changing class. For more information on what Freedom Class is and when the next course is available, click here.
  • Discipleship Classes – we offer various courses throughout the year. Click here to see what’s coming up soon.
  • Small Groups – the Christian life is best lived in community and small group involvement is one of the leading drivers of consistent spiritual growth. Our Small Group Fall session is coming up soon!
  • Freedom Care – we all face seasons and situations that feel too big for us. Freedom Care offers short-term support for spiritual and emotional needs, including counseling, support groups, and more. Check out more about Freedom Care here.

Step 3: 

Make A Difference

Even though we’re calling this “step 3”, we can all make a difference, regardless of how far we are in our spiritual journey. Our FLC family is passionate about impacting our communities, workplaces, schools, and neighborhoods. Here are some great ways to make a difference:

  • Serving – a disciple is one that follows and imitates their master. Being a disciple of Jesus requires action, and serving is one of the purest responses to His way of life. When we serve, we look like Jesus. There are many opportunities to use your gifts and talents to serve here at FLC and around the world. To find out how, click here.
  • Giving – Jesus said that our heart will go where our money goes (Luke 12:34). If you want your heart to go deeper into serving God and others, try giving of your time, talents, and treasures to build his kingdom. You’ll be amazed to see the fruit that grows in your life following a commitment to faithful giving.

“…we will grow to become the mature body of him who is the head, Christ.”

Ephesians 4:15


We’re always here – email with any questions!

As you’re beginning your journey here at FLC, it’s helpful to know who we are and what we’re all about. We’ve created 3 short videos covering these topics:

  • 1. Who We Are
  • 2. Life at FLC
  • 3. Growing in God 
Check out the Crash Course Videos below.

Freedom class

It is for freedom that Christ has set us free.” Galatians 5:1

Freedom is promised to followers of Christ. The moment we are saved, we are given the gift of salvation, but learning to live in all the freedom that Christ came to give us can take a lifetime. The Freedom Course is designed to help us get past whatever is holding us back on our journey.

Freedom Class is a 12-week group experience focused on three essential elements of living in the freedom that Jesus died to give you:
Viewing God from the proper perspective.
Identifying things in your life that are holding you back.
Allowing the Holy Spirit to bring healing and empowerment to live free.

Whether you’ve been a Christian all your life, or are just starting your journey of faith, Freedom Class is for you. We run the Freedom Course once per year, beginning in February. The course culminates with the Freedom Conference, a weekend experience unlike any other, in early May.

For more information on Freedom Course, which was developed by Church of the Highlands, you can follow this link.

what about membership?

FLC doesn’t have traditional “church membership” because we don’t see it modeled anywhere in the Bible. In the early church, believers showed that they were “ALL IN” by their actions, and we believe the same is true today. Instead of signing a piece of paper, we encourage you to get involved in what God is doing here in the following ways:

We’ve seen time and time again, people who do these four things grow steadily and consistently over time. Deep roots bring significant growth. We would love for you to grow here at FLC!