How to know God.

You were created to know God in a personal way—to have a relationship with Him, through His Son, Jesus Christ. How do you start a relationship with God?

Realize that you are a sinner.

No matter how good a life we try to live, we still fall miserably short of being a good person. That is because we are all sinners. The Bible says, “No one is good—not even one.” We cannot become who we are supposed to be without Jesus Christ.

Recognize that Jesus Christ died on the cross for you.

The Bible tells us that “God showed His great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners.” This is the Good News, that God loves us so much that He sent His only Son to die in our place when we least deserved it.

Repent of your sin.

The Bible tells us, “Repent of your sins and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped away.” The word repent means to change our direction in life. Instead of running from God, we can run toward Him.

Receive Jesus Christ into your life.

Becoming a Christian is not merely believing some creed or going to church. It is having Christ Himself take residence in your life and heart. Jesus said, “Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in . . .” If you would like to have a relationship with Christ, simply pray this prayer and mean it in your heart.


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Read the Bible

The Bible will tell you everything you need to know in order to grow in your spiritual life. Because God speaks through His Word, you will get to know Him better and learn what pleases Him. As you obey His Word, you will grow strong and begin to see positive changes in your life.


Prayer is one of the greatest privileges we have as a child of God. Just think, the God of all creation wants to hear from you! You can call on the Lord any hour of the day or night and He will listen. It doesn’t matter to God if your prayers are eloquent or flowery—it matters only that you pray with a pure and sincere heart.

Find a Church to Attend

Church plays a vital role in your spiritual growth. Fellowship with other Christians will keep you spiritually active and give you much-needed encouragement and support. Church provides you with instruction from God’s Word and gives you the training and opportunity to use your God-given gifts and abilities. Read more about finding a church in our Foundations for Living series.

Start Living for God

A sure sign of a changed heart is the desire to live for God. What does this mean? It means that you want to please God and to obey Him as best you know how. You will begin to filter your thoughts and actions through God’s Word in order to become a reflection of Jesus Christ.

Share Your Faith

Good news is hard to keep to yourself! God wants you to share your newfound faith with others. You don’t have to wait until you’re an expert in the Bible to witness to others. You can share what you know—your own story of what Jesus has done for you.

Don’t Get Sidetracked

Being a Christian is not always easy. There will be times when you’ll feel pressured to back down or give in. When you became a child of God, you also became an enemy of the devil; and he will try to tempt you into disobeying God. It isn’t a sin to be tempted—even Jesus experienced temptation (see Luke 4:1–3)—but giving in to the temptation is sin. Christians will experience times of testing and trials, but God promises to be with us and give us the strength we need to get through hard times.


“Dear Lord Jesus, I know I am a sinner. I believe You died for my sins. Right now, I turn from my sins and open the door of my heart and life. I confess You as my personal Lord and Savior. Thank You for saving me. Amen.”

Did You Pray This Prayer?

May We Invite You to Church?

We hope to see you at Calvary Visalia for our Sunday and Wednesday Church Services. Please give us a call at +1 559 687 0220 or send us an email at for more information. We are more than happy to answer any questions you have and spend time getting to know you.


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Calvary Visalia
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Visalia, CA  93277
+1 559 687 0220

Get Answers to Life's Questions, the Meaning of Life, and the Christian Faith.

Going to Church is an important part of your growth in the Lord. Calvary Chapel Visalia believes in teaching through the Bible, Book by Book, Chapter by Chapter, Verse by Verse, from Genesis to Revelation.

Pastor Bob Grenier has put together a Reading Through The Bible Plan in One Year. Did you know as a new Christian, that it only takes 20 minutes a day to read through the entire Bible in 1 year? Every Thursday evening at 7:00 pm, Pastor Bob leads our Men’s Ministry in the Calvary Cafe. This is open to anyone wanting to know God. And grow in their walk with Him.


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There are many common questions new Christians think about. Are you wondering about Christianity, God, or the afterlife? You’re not alone. Pastor Bob would love to help answer your questions. We look forward to seeing you and fellowshipping with you.

1) What is the meaning of life?
2) What about Heaven and Hell?
3) Why does God allow suffering?
4) How can a loving God send people to Hell?
5) There are too many hypocrites in Church. Why should I become a Christian?
6) I tried Church before, but it didn’t work for me.
7) Don’t all religions teach the same thing?

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