Following Jesus…when you hear those words, do they sound like “religious” talk to you? Do you struggle to comprehend what it truly means to trust and follow Jesus? If you are reading this and exploring what it means to follow Jesus, you are not alone.

Perhaps you’ve given your life to Christ, but you are struggling with difficulties that are challenging your faith. Possibly you are a new Christ follower and want to understand how to walk this out in your day-to-day life. Maybe you are simply curious and searching for something authentic and genuine.

Wherever you find yourself today, we know that, in trusting Jesus, you’ll discover a foundation upon which you can base your hopes and face your fears. Jesus is, and always has been, the answer to a complex world full of worries and uncertainties. With Him you’ll find forgiveness for the past, encouragement for the future, and answers for today.

We want to help you as you explore what it looks like to follow Jesus:



  • EXPLORE IN A GROUP
  • EXPLORE WITH A GUIDE
  • EXPLORE BY YOURSELF
  • We highly recommend the Encounter group for anyone wrestling with these questions: “Who is this man Jesus?” and “What does He want from me?” In this class we receive an up-close and personal introduction to Jesus directly from the Bible through a study of the Gospel of John. Encounter offers a welcoming environment where you’ll sit at a table with a small group of people, listening to teaching and discussing your questions with a table leader and others.

  • Not everyone feels comfortable in a group, maybe you feel more comfortable in a one-on-one setting. We would love to sit down with you and hear the questions you might have about what it looks like to have faith in Jesus. We can also help you navigate what your next step might be.

  • At Blue Ridge one of our core values is relationship, but sometimes you just want to do some initial digging on your own. We want to provide a resource that might start you on your faith exploration.

“For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord." – Romans 6:23



For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” – John 3:16



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. – Romans 10:9

No matter where you are with Christ, we are praying that God would open your eyes to all that He desires for you. If you have decided to follow Jesus, we would love to be able to help you take next steps and share with you about Baptism, Care Ministries, LifeGroups and much more.