Next Steps For New Christians to Ignite Your Faith

your next steps...

Now that you prayed a salvation prayer, as a new Christian, it is vital that you keep moving forward. Here are your next steps on your new journey to develop your faith & learn about Jesus Christ. We are here to help you along the way.

tell someone

Tell someone what Jesus has just done in your life. By doing this, you are showing your commitment to following Jesus Christ.

Get baptized

Baptism symbolizes death to our old life and resurrection into a new life in Jesus Christ. It displays publicly our commitment to follow Jesus. You can sign-up for baptism on Stratford's mobile app or fill out the connect form on the link at the bottom of this webpage.

Join a small group

Small groups provide friendship with other Christians. In a small group, we learn how to strengthen our relationship with Jesus from one another. You can join a group by stopping by the Strat Groups table in the lobby or on Stratford's Mobile App.

Attend church

Attending church services each week keeps us moving forward in our Christian journey. We experience an atmosphere of worship and also receive relevant message to equip us for our life.

tools for spiritual growth at home


All scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right.

-2Timothy 3:16

The Bible is the Word of God. It is our instruction manual for Christian living. It gives us direction and because it "is alive and powerful" it transforms us from the inside out. When we pray, it's always good to have the Bible open, because Jesus will speak to our hearts through His Word and in prayer.


Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you. You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart.

- Jeremiah 29:12-13

Prayer is our two-way communication with Jesus that builds our relationship with Him. When we pray to the Lord, He listens and responds to us. Just like a human friendship, Jesus wants us to speak with Him and He wants to speak to us. He does this by whispering into our inner Spirit. Jesus wants a friendship with you and that happens through prayer.

The Stratford mobile app

The Stratford Mobile App is available FREE from your mobile phone's App Store. It contains all Stratford events, small groups, a Bible reading plan & built-in Bible. It is a great resource to connect you to Stratford Heights and your growth as a new Christian.

Search for "Stratford Heights Church" on your mobile App Store.

connect with us

We would love to connect with you, to help you experience your amazing new life as a Christian!

You can fill out a Connect Card to connect with us and to sign-up for baptism and more. Click the Connect Card link below.

Melissa Graw, Discipleship Pastor // 513-423-0797 ext. 105 melissagraw@gmail.com

4419 Nelson Rd, Middletown OH 45042 // www.shcog.com