“Jesus said, “I am the resurrection and the life. Anyone who believes in me will live, even after dying. Everyone who lives in me and believes in me will never ever die.”  (John 11:25-26a)

“This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!”  (2 Corinthians 5:17)

At Otterbein, we believe choosing to begin a relationship with Jesus and becoming more like Jesus throughout our lives is a big deal.  It is a big deal because Jesus says it is a big deal.  And it is a big deal because a relationship with Jesus can change everything.

It can change how you you feel about life – both the good and the bad things that happen.  It can have a positive impact on your relationships.  It can impact your finances.  It can give you purpose in life.  It can help you not fear what will happen when your time on this earth is over and you enter into your eternal life.

It is our hope and prayer that you have chosen to begin a personal relationship with Jesus.  If you haven’t we would like to encourage you to look over the Becoming A Christian section in our website.  It will provide an overview of what the Bible teaches about beginning a relationship with Jesus and what is involved in making that choice.

If you are a follower of Jesus, growing in your relationship with Jesus is also very important.  Our ultimate goal should be to act like Jesus in every way (1 John 2:6).  If you are new to your faith or have recently recommitted your life to Jesus, we encourage you to check out the Beginning Your Journey link in our website.  It will provide some practical suggestions and tools to help you begin your spiritual journey.

We want to come alongside you in any way we can to help you with spiritual questions and help you take the next step in your spiritual journey.  We also want to help answer any questions you have.  Click on the Let Us Know link in our website and complete the form.  Someone from our church will be in contact with you to assist you.

Lastly, if you choose to become a follower of Jesus, we encourage you to share the news with others.  We would love for you to share it with us so we can pray for you and rejoice in what God has done in your life.  On the Let Us Know contact form, there is a place where you can share your decision with us to become a follower of Jesus.