Becoming a follower of Jesus

God wants to bring meaning and fulfilment to your life so he sent Jesus into the world to help us know God in a more personal way so that your life discovers the purpose God has for you. The diagram below covers the basic story of Jesus’ birth, death and resurrection and how it affects our lives today.

This is what God did for you. He left His throne in heaven, came to earth in Jesus Christ, and took your place.

“God put the world square with himself through the Messiah (Jesus), giving the world a fresh start by offering forgiveness of sins. God put the wrong on him who never did anything wrong, so we could be put right with God”.
( 2 Corinthians 5:19,21 – The Message).

Would you like him to save you right now?

Then just follow these three steps. Simply pray to him, “I am a sinner in need of your gift. I believe Jesus died for me, and for my sin, on the cross. I accept your offer of salvation”.

If you are interested to know more about being a follower of Christ, you may want to attend the Alpha Course.

Contact the Parish Office for more information.

What does God want you to do in response to this? How do you become a Christian.

There are three simple steps.
  • 1. Admit that God has not been in the first place of your life and ask him to forgive your sins.

    “ If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” (1 John 1:9 – N.I.V.)
  • 2. Acknowledge that Jesus died on the cross to pay for your sins and that he rose from the dead and is alive today.

    “If you declare with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord,’ and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved” (Romans 10: 9-10 – N.I.V.)
  • 3. Accept God’s free gift of salvation. Don’t try to earn it.

    “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast. For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” (Ephesians 2:8-10 – N.I.V.)


Parish office:

46 Kendal Avenue
Burnside, Christchurch

Office hours:

Monday to Thursday 9am - 12:30pm
Office closed Fridays and weekends