Our Ministry Focus
Our vision is to change lives and lead people to be
faith-filled, purpose-focused followers of Christ.
We believe there is a movement of God through the Holy Spirit like no other time in our recent history. While the darkness around us grows, the Light of Christ is shining even brighter. The traditional church has an important part to play in our lives and spiritual journey. Our desire is to be an extension of your home church, to provide an opportunity for "the Church" to touch lives, right where we live, and to bring opportunities for everyone to experience life change and to grow as faith-filled, purpose-focused followers of Christ - not only on Sunday but also Monday through Saturday, too.
The Bible says as children of God we should be intentional about coming together so we can encourage and support each other. Connecting gives us the ability to build strong relationships built on a love of Christ so we can do life together as we serve, grow, and praise together. No one is an island and it is through connecting that we are able to share our faith, inspire each other, and bring glory to God.
“Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works. And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near. Hebrews 10:24-25 (NIV)
Jesus said that we are known by the fruit we produce...good fruit is our lives come from being intentional about growing in our relationship with Christ, in learning about Him through the Word, in connecting with Him through prayer, and by being open to His leading for learn and grow. In the end, you're either green and growing or ripe and rotting. By keeping a heart of always wanting to learn and grow and a sense of wonder for what God is doing in your life, new fruit will be the legacy you leave each and every day.
“Therefore, encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing."
I Thessalonians 5:11
The challenges of this world can often times be overwhelming. Scripture tells us we need to lift each other up and encourage each other to take the next steps on the journey.
When we pour inspiration and words of encouragement into others, there's something powerful that happens. Not only does this provide motivation for the other person to continue on but we also are filled, knowing that we've lifted someone else at possibly the moment they were just about to give in to take another step andto trust that God is working all things for their good.
Take Another Step Ministries is passionate about filling this dark world with the light of encouragement, inspiration and hope. It's easy to find the negative and problems. It's much harder to speak hope and inspiration.
“We ask God to give you complete knowledge of his will and to give you spiritual wisdom and understanding.Then the way you live will always honor and please the Lord, and your lives will produce every kind of good fruit. All the while, you will grow as you learn to know God better and better.”
For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others and to give his life as a ransom for many.” As we model our lives after Him, and seek daily to be more like Christ, serving others should become even more a part of who we are...because that's who He is. One of the greatest joys we can experience in life is the act of serving others. In His word, Jesus says, "
We have many areas where we are looking for folks with a heart of service who want to be part of what we are doing to lead people to be faith-filled, purpose-focused followers of Christ. In addition, Take Another Step Ministries partners with ministry groups in the local community and around the world to provide opportunities for folks to serve in their areas of gifting and calling.
“God has given each of you a gift from his great variety of spiritual gifts. Use them well to serve one another.”
I Peter 4:10 (NLT)
Ultimately, we were created to give praise, honor, and glory to God. Scripture says that if we don't praise, "even the rocks will cry out to praise". Let us never be found without praise on our lips and in our hearts.
We believe that praise places the focus of our lives where it should be...on God alone. Praise comes in many forms. Our desire is to provide an opportunity to praise our Heavenly Father together, in one voice. Regardless of how your heart reaches out to glorify God, let everything that has breath praise the Lord.
“Praise the Lord. Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good. His love endures forever".
Ministries of Take Another Step
The vision of Take Another Step Ministries is to "change lives...one step at a time and lead people to be faith-filled, purpose-focused followers of Christ."
With this in mind, we are continually seeking God's leading to bring this vision to life by providing opportunities for folks of all backgrounds to CONNECT with each other, ENCOURAGE each other, GROW together, SERVE together, and PRAISE our heavenly Father, and daily pursue how each of these areas contribute to living our vision.
Here are some of the ministry areas we're focused on today...and other areas we're praying God will provide opportunities for us to build in the future.
Core to Take Another Step is the desire to see lives and relationships changed through the power of Jesus Christ. Our THRIVE ministry is here to help push the reset button in all areas of life. We also have a passion for helping marriages be all God intended them to be. We have special programs for couples to understand themselves better so they can better understand their spouse and build the best relationships possible together.
Scripture says we were created for a purpose and God wants us to live lives of abundance. The core focus areas of THRIVE Ministry include:
Marriage and Couples Enrichment Programs and Events
Life growth and development programs of all kinds
Christian Life Coaching
Christian Life Mentorship
Life Journey Groups
As we put Him first, and intentionally focus on being the best we can be and pouring into the lives of others...we can truly THRIVE.
The call to ministry is filled with excitement. But, quite often, the excitement can turn to frustration and disappointment when the challenges of ministry become real. Scripture calls us to encourage one another in ministry. The "YOU ROCK" ministry is intentionality providing encouragement, prayer and inspiration to those who give so much of themselves in serving God and serving others in full-time ministry.
If you have the spiritual gift of encouragement and love providing anonymous recognition, "You ROCK!" may be for you!
Building for Tomorrow
God has placed a dream in our minds and hearts for Take Another Step Ministries to be a place where people with all different backgrounds can come together as the "Church" and grow to become faith-filled, purpose-focused followers of Christ. We believe that Jesus came to bring "relationship" not religion and as such, we want to provide a place where people from all denominations can CONNECT together, ENCOURAGE each other, GROW together, SERVE together, and PRAISE our heavenly Father together...Monday through Saturday.
We are in fervent, focused and faith-filled prayer for God to show the path and provision, allowing us to have an even greater impact for the future with a destination location of Take Another Step Ministries - THE BRIDGE - where we:
Create connections and community by providing a safe, "rustic and trendy", inviting place to gather together, laugh together, grow together and do life together.
Provide a location for life growth & personal development programs and small groups to meet, Christian life coaches to lead, and Christian life mentors to connect with people who are hurting, healing, growing and wanting to change their lives through the love of Jesus and His Church
Give the opportunity for folks to give back through using their time, talent, treasure and talk to impact other people's lives through getting involved by becoming part of the ministry team of Take Another Step Ministries.
Special Prayer Request
We invite you to join with us in prayer. Specifically, please pray for:
Wisdom and discernment in following God closely in what He has planned for Take Another Step Ministries
Land or property for THE BRIDGE building to be provided
Gifted and inspired individuals, specifically with expertise in construction, fund-raising, legal services, financial accounting, and non-profit management, to be led to come along side us to ensure a successful step into building the future
Volunteers with a heart for service and talents in the creative arts, coaching, mentorship and the spiritual gift of encouragement to become part of the ministry team
God's direction in where we should be going and who we should be serving, one step at a time, for His glory!