Here at Blackhawk, our mission is simple: Make Disciples. You may wonder what that looks like for you in a practical sense, so we put our mission into action in what we call “My Discipleship Journey.” My Discipleship Journey is a pathway for spiritual growth we use at Blackhawk to help people grow in their walk with Jesus.

As a member of Blackhawk, we want you to be involved in 3 specific areas of our church:

  1. We want you to come to know God more in a weekly worship service.
  2. We want you to find community in a weekly small group as you navigate life with others, guided by God’s Word.
  3. We want you to join God’s work to change the world through missions, evangelism, and volunteering.

Where are you on your Discipleship Journey? It’s time to take your next step!

GATHER

Blackhawk is a church that loves to worship together. Whether it’s Sunday mornings or special events throughout the year, we strive to provide powerful environments and experiences that allow you to come to Christ in worship. Attending one of our worship services is a great way to check out the church for the first time, and is the first step.  Make plans to join us this week. THIS IS MY NEXT STEP 1 of 12

DISCOVER BLACKHAWK

If you are just getting started with Christianity or new to Blackhawk, this course is designed for you. Pastor Kevin walks you through the mission of Blackhawk and what it means to be apart of our Blackhawk family. This is a self-guided course that you can begin today! *Prerequisites: None **Required for: Baptism THIS IS MY NEXT STEP 2 of 12

Get Baptized

Baptism is going public about your faith in Jesus and communicating to the world your heart-felt commitment to following Him. It’s the next step after salvation. Baptism doesn’t save a person; it’s a symbol and celebration of salvation (1 Peter 3:21). The power that brought Jesus back to life is the same power Jesus uses to change our lives – and that’s worth getting excited about! Completion of My Discipleship Journey 101 is required to be baptized. THIS IS MY NEXT STEP 3 of 12

Join a Group

We know it’s important to be connected, but it’s hard to build lasting friendships. What if taking one simple step changed everything?
At Blackhawk , we’re trying to make it easier for you to find people who share your interests. We know that when you get together with people and have fun, you’ll begin to grow into a strong community that serves and grows together. LIFE Groups are all about connecting in community, growing friendships, developing deeper relationships and walking humbly with our God. THIS IS MY NEXT STEP 4 of 12

ESSENTIALS OF CHRISTIANITY

Once you have completed the course 101: Discover Blackhawk, this is your next step. In 201:Essentials of Christianity, Pastor Steve teaches through 6 essentials beliefs that all Christians share. Once you are connected to a coach, you can take 201 online, or if you prefer you can take it at Blackhawk. *Prerequisites: 101 **Required for: Church Membership, Volunteering, Taking a Mission Trip THIS IS MY NEXT STEP 5 of 12

Start Serving

Each week at Blackhawk, hundreds of people just like you give their time to serve. Whether it’s helping kids learn about Jesus on their level, greeting first-time guests, or pitching in behind the scenes with Production, every volunteer is making a difference at Blackhawk! We know you’re busy, and a million things are competing for your time. But we also know you’ll meet new friends and grow in your relationship with Jesus when you start serving. There’s a serving opportunity that suits your personality and availability. Sign up to get more information! Completion of My Discipleship Journey 201 is required to serve.
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Become a Member

When you become a member at Blackhawk, you commit to a spiritual family that provides encouragement and support. You are called to a biblical degree of service, responsibility, and sacrifice to your brothers and sisters. Our elders and leaders also pledge to assist our Members with care, counsel, prayer, and teaching. Completion of My Discipleship Journey 201 is required to become a member.
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CONNECT

In church life, it’s easy to talk about what Jesus said without actually doing what Jesus did. We believe that the methods of making disciples that Jesus modeled for us go hand-in-hand with the message that He preached. 301 is not just a class, it is an experience designed to walk you through the method of making disciples that Jesus used. Topics include: What is our discipleship philosophy, what is a small group, and how to lead one. *Prerequisites: 101 & 201 **Required for: Leading a Small Group for all ages, Coaching THIS IS MY NEXT STEP 8 of 12

LIFE GROUP LEADER

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GO

You will learn about our philosophy for missions, the why, who, and how of missions. You will explore what it means to lead and build volunteer teams and *Prerequisites: 101 & 201 **Required for: Leading a Volunteer Team, Leading a Mission Trip, Coaching THIS IS MY NEXT STEP 10 of 12

COACH

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LEADING AND SHEPHERDING

In this course we will go deeper into what it means to be a leader at Blackhawk.  We will explore the roles of deacon and elder, dive deeper into our church constitution, and talk about what it means to be a shepherd. *Prerequisites: 101, 201, 301, 401 **Required for: Deacons, Elders THIS IS MY NEXT STEP 12 of 12