New Believers


Receiving Jesus is the most important decision you can ever make—it’s the beginning of a lifetime following Christ! If you’ve recently prayed to receive Jesus, these next steps will offer you direction and continued growth, and you'll have the opportunity to build relationships with other new believers.

Water Baptism
Water baptism is an opportunity to publicly share your decision to follow Jesus and celebrate your new life in Christ. Water baptism is a symbol; it’s your way of saying, “I’m following Jesus.”

Churchwide baptisms take place in a small pool on specific weekends throughout the year at every campus. We encourage you to invite your family and friends to witness your baptism and celebrate with us.

To register for an upcoming baptism, visit the Baptism page.

Freedom Basics
Freedom Basics jumpstarts your journey with Christ! This four-part class serves as an entry point for new believers and lays the groundwork for you to hear who God created you to be. Get answers to essential questions, such as: What does it mean to be a Christian? How can I live free from my past? What do I do now?

Freedom Basics is offered at every campus year-round and can be taken in any order. To register for upcoming classes, click on a campus below.

Gateway Groups
Gateway has a vast network of small groups so you can meet new friends, connect to a mentor, grow spiritually, or serve your community. Groups vary by interest and you can join all year. Interests include Bible studies, artist gatherings, adventurous excursions, riding motorcycles, growing spiritually around a home-cooked meal, and more. There’s a Gateway Group for you!

To browse groups meeting near you, visit the Groups page.