Next Step is a faith formational ministry whose mission is to train, encourage and challenge Christ followers to live more fully as committed disciples of the Jesus way, to share their faith with greater love and boldness, and to impact their world with greater courage and integrity on behalf of Jesus Christ.

Faith Formation

The God of the Jesus way is a seeking, sending God who desires to be in a relationship of wholeness and...


Spiritual Development

Christian faith grows and matures as our lives unfold; Next Step seeks to encourage and prepare people to take the next...


Leadership Cultivation

The vibrancy of the witness of Christ followers in the world is greatly impacted by the effectiveness of leadership...



The Christmas season often brings home to me how much larger Truth is than what I can carry or contain….



Emily Dickinson

Tell all the Truth but tell it slant -
Success in Circuit lies
Too bright for our infirm Delight
The Truth’s superb surprise
As Lightning to the Children eased
With explanation kind
The Truth must dazzle gradually
Or every man be blind -



The Word became flesh and blood, and moved into the neighborhood. We saw the glory with our own eyes, the one-of-a-kind glory, like Father, like Son, generous inside and out, true from start to finish. (John 1:14, The Message)