What is the goal or purpose of life? What does a full, great, and joy filled life look like? Everyone deserves the opportunity to be the best they can be, but they often don’t know the road map to accomplish that! Jesus provides the best map for us to live life to the fullest.

1 John 2:6
“Whoever claims to live in him must live as Jesus did.”

Next Steps is a process to help students live a full life like Jesus through studying Him, His ministry, and His method to making disciples. 

The Next Steps process has three goals for students:

1. BE a disciple
2. BUILD a disciple making ministry
3. BEGIN a disciple making movement

How did the message of the gospel saturate the entire ancient world in less than 30 years without cars, the Internet or smartphones? It spread from person to person as early Christians obeyed Jesus’ command to “go and make disciples.” These believers followed Jesus' example. As they did, others came to know Him, and they in turn became Christians who discipled others, multiplying a movement.

Next Steps works with students to be a disciple, to build a disciple making ministry, and to begin a disciple making movement.

If you’re interested in learning more about following Jesus' example, click Phase 1 to learn about your first action step!

Phase 1 of our Next Steps journey is to learn where we are beginning personally. Students are not all in the same place spiritually. To begin to be a disciple of Jesus, it is important to know where we are starting!

Jesus gave 4 invitations to His disciples:

(1) Come & See (John 1:29)

(2) Follow Me (John 1:23)

(3) Fish for People (Matthew 4:19)

(4) Bear Much Fruit (John 15:15)
We call these four invitations "the 4 stages". What stage are you in?

Use the Spiritual Assessment Tool below to find out!

After students have completed Phase 1, we encourage them to move on to Phase 2: joining our “Like Jesus” group. In order to build a disciple making ministry, we have to understand how Jesus did it first! In this phase we will learn how to build a disciple making ministry by getting to know Jesus' ministry better through our Like Jesus group.

Sign up for Like Jesus here!

After students have completed Walk Like Jesus, we invite them to join our Kingdom Worker Team. This group encourages one another to take even deeper steps in their faith. This group is action-oriented, and is a great way for students to learn how to begin a Disciple Making Movement. John 17 is our guide in this phase.

Next Steps Sign-up

Service Times:
Sundays on Venture's campus: 9:30a & 11a
Sundays at Venture Online: 9:30a, 11a, & 5p