Congratulations! So you have decided to dedicate your life to following Jesus. You may be wondering what’s next on your journey. We want to help! Join us as we guide you toward the next steps in your walk with Christ.
As a first step, please complete the form below if you would like to request baptism or Bible study and read below about the practical steps involved in making a decision to follow Jesus.
Taking the next step
At Croydon SDA we always enjoy welcoming people into our church family, and being there to support them whenever they need it. By becoming a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church you are committing to a relationship with God, and at Croydon SDA we want to help prepare you for this commitment.
We believe in baptism by immersion – being immersed in water and coming up to represent the change Christ has made in your life. If you’re considering baptism, complete the form above or prepare for this decision by attending our baptismal classes during Sabbath School time. If you’re thinking of becoming a member of Croydon SDA or struggling with the decision to commit to a relationship with God please contact us and let us know.
Membership can also be transferred from another Seventh-day Adventist church to Croydon SDA. Whether raised as a Seventh-day Adventist, a member of another faith or in a non-religious environment, the steps to becoming a Seventh-day Adventist are all about the same.
Most people do some research before joining a club or becoming members of a community. Joining the Seventh-day Adventist Church can be a similar experience. You should find out all you can about what we believe and what we can offer.
The information on this website can help, or you may wish to talk to our minister, Pastor or one or our elders. We can arrange for someone to contact you. Simply contact us. We will respect your privacy.
After you have gathered some basic information about the Seventh-day Adventist Church, you will have to make your first decision: “Do I want to explore this more?”
Remember, only you can make this decision.
Being born into a Seventh-day Adventist family doesn’t automatically make you an Adventist. Some people have amazing circumstances that lead them to joining the church – others just turn up at the door so they can work it out for themselves. Either way, we believe deciding to follow Jesus is an important decision you must make yourself.
You’re never too old to become a Seventh-day Adventist. But the decision should be your own, and you must make it thoughtfully, with an understanding of how it will affect your life.
This is a simple step, but it sets the framework for how to approach the next step.
Seventh-day Adventists value the study of the Bible. It is an important aspect of our faith because we base all our beliefs on what the Bible teaches.
We can help you study the Bible. Our Pastoral Team have a variety of studies at many different levels and can guide you to an area in which you have an interest. To request a Bible study contact us. Alternatively, you can join our Bible Book Club which takes place every first and last Tuesday and Thursday each month at 7:00pm. View our recommended resources to find different Bible-study guides.
Jesus Christ accepts all people despite their circumstances. You are never too unworthy to become a Christian. When you believe in Him and allow His teachings and His love to influence you, you will experience a positive transformation in your life.
Baptism is a symbol of your decision to accept Jesus’ teachings and His gift of eternal life. You are declaring you accept Jesus died on the cross for your sins. Once baptised, you will become a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
Should you feel impressed to accept Jesus as your Saviour and join the Adventist Church, it is time to take the most important step – making the final decision.
The concept of baptism is not new. Jesus was baptised to show He was making the choice to serve God, His Father. Baptism involves the physical immersion of your body under water. It is a symbol of a new life.
Read the Seventh-day Adventist beliefs about baptism.
Accepting Jesus as your Saviour does not mean you have immunity from pain and suffering. It does mean you will always have a Friend to help you endure pain and suffering.
“For God so loved the world that He gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life” (John 3:16, KJV).
The next step is to enjoy your life with Jesus.
If you’re thinking of getting baptised please contact us and let us know.