Blue Valley Baptist Church exists to help people follow Jesus by practicing the Five Habits of a Jesus follower - Surrender, Sacrifice, Sustain, Share and Shine.
A follower of Jesus is someone who has surrendered their entire life to follow Jesus.
The Jesus told his disciples, "If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it." Matthew 16: 24-25 ESV
A follower of Jesus is someone who commits to a lifestyle of sacrifice in following Jesus.
I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Romans 12:1 ESV
A follower of Jesus is someone who sustains a commitment to personal spiritual growth and a connection to the community of Jesus followers known as the Church
And they devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. Acts 2:42 ESV
A follower of Jesus is someone who shares with others how to become a follower of Jesus.
And Jesus came and said to them, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age." Matthew 28:18-20 ESV
A follower of Jesus is someone who shines with good works so that God is glorified.
In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in Heaven. Matthew 5:16 ESV