What Is The Gospel?
What exactly do Christians mean when they talk about the “gospel of Jesus Christ”? Since the word “gospel” means “good news,” when Christians talk about the gospel, they’re simply telling the good news about Jesus. It’s a message from God saying, “Good news! Here is how you can be saved!” That’s an announcement you can’t afford to ignore.
If you would like to connect with a Pastor from our church to talk more about how you can accept the gospel and invite Jesus Christ in your life, please call our church office, or email us.
Check out the video below for an easy explanation of The 3 Circles on how you can apply the truth of the gospel to your life today.
Next Steps - Membership + Baptism
We believe that the key to a healthy Christian lifestyle consists of a commitment to the Church, but most importantly to God's Kingdom. A member of First Naples is somebody who is committed to both and continually growing where God has them. Over time, their growth reaches beyond the church walls by serving and ultimately sending the Gospel from Naples to the Nations. We believe this is an ongoing cycle of commitment, growth, and going. Our goal is to walk alongside you, equipping you to take the Next Step in your faith journey!
Why Is Church Membership Important?
Church Membership is important because we all need a place to belong. By becoming a member, we commit to caring for you when you’re in need and you commit to caring for others in our church family in their times of need. We hold each other accountable (as God’s Word requires us) to seek the Lord and to walk in His ways. We were never meant to live the Christian life as a lone ranger. Hebrews 10 calls us to meet with other believers in order to encourage one another…spurring each other on to love and good deeds. When we work together, united with other believers, we are able to do far more for the Kingdom of God than we could ever do on our own.
Who Can Be A Member?
We believe that Jesus calls all people of every race, tribe, and nation to follow Him and trust Him as Lord and Savior. Consequently, we invite biblically baptized believers to be a part of our local church body.
Steps Of Membership
To join our church, one must be saved by grace through faith in Christ alone, baptized by immersion, interviewed, and attend Discover First.
The first step in our membership process is to fill out our Membership Application. This application will tell us more about where you are in your Christian walk and help us get to know you better. It will also give you an opportunity to ask questions about who we are.
Once your Membership Application is received, you will be contacted by our First Naples staff to schedule your Membership Interview. This will take place at one of our scheduled interview nights by a pastor or church leader. The Membership Interview is a requirement before allowing a prospective member to be confirmed in their membership.
Baptism, after salvation, by immersion is a requirement of membership at First Naples. Baptism is an opportunity for you to go public about your faith in Jesus and let those in and outside of our church know that you are a follower of Christ. Baptism itself is a step of obedience whereby you publicly profess your faith in Jesus and testify to how He has changed you.