All humanity stands in need of salvation, which is only possible through faith in Jesus Christ. Salvation is the transformation of a person’s individual nature and relationship with God as a result of repentance and faith in Jesus. Salvation involves a change in the relationship between God and a person. It also includes personal renewal and transformation through the work of the Holy Spirit.
What Are We Saved From?
Salvation refers to our deliverance from the consequence of sin and therefore involves the removal of sin. (Romans 5:9; 1 Thessalonians 5:9).
Who Does The Saving?
Only Jesus Christ can remove sin and deliver us from sin’s penalty (2 Timothy 1:9; Titus 3:5).
How Does God Save?
In the Christian doctrine of salvation, God has rescued us through Christ (John 3:17). Specifically, it was Jesus’ death on the cross and resurrection that achieved our salvation (Romans 5:10; Ephesians 1:7).
How Do We Receive Salvation?
We are saved by faith. First, we must hear the gospel – the good news of Jesus’ death and resurrection (Ephesians 1:13). Then, we must believe – fully trust the Lord Jesus (Romans 1:16).
The Bible declares that if we confess with our mouth and believe in our heart that Jesus Christ is Lord, then we would be saved. It is a promise and covenant between God and His people.
Did you know that Jesus Christ died on the Cross at Calvary so that you and I might have eternal life? Have you opened up your mouth and declared that Jesus is Lord? Do you believe in your heart that Jesus is Lord?
“…If you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved. 11As the Scripture says, “Anyone who trusts in him will never be put to shame”
(Romans 10:9 – 11, NIV).
If you accepted Christ today we’d love to celebrate with you. Please click HERE to receive some more information to help you on your journey.
When Christians are baptized, they fulfill the command of Jesus (Matthew 28:19-20), are submerged in water to identify with the death of Jesus, and rise out of the water to identify with His resurrection.
Romans 6:1-10; Colossians 2:12; 2 Corinthians 5:17
This identification with the death burial and resurrection through baptism testifies to the fact that we believe, by faith, that Jesus dies for our sins, was buried, rose three days later, and now is alive and Lord over all of creation.
Who Should Be Baptized?
If you’ve made a commitment to Jesus, we encourage you to follow Jesus’ command to be baptized as a public profession of your faith in Him.
If you haven’t made a commitment to Jesus, we encourage you to learn more about Salvation HERE. Then after confessing your faith, we invite you to be baptized to make a public confession of your faith. It’s a declaration that the old has gone and the new is here (2 Corinthians 5:17).
What Should I Wear?
*A dark-colored TPHND t-shirt will be provided for you
- Do wear pants (i.e. sweats, leggings, swim shorts, etc) NO JEANS!
- Do wear under garments (i.e. underwear, bras, etc)
- Do wear aqua socks or swim shoes
- Do bring a pair of shoes to wear after getting out of the pool
- Do bring a change of clothing and undergarments
- Do bring a swim cap if you are concerned about getting your hair wet
- Do not wear body lotion or baby oil
- Do not wear jewelry
- Do not wear shoes or socks into the baptismal pool
What to expect?
You’ll see each person about to be baptized talking with one of the church leaders in the pool. They’re answering basic questions such as:
- “Do you believe that Jesus is the Son of God?”
- “Do you believe that your sin has separated you from God?”
- “Have you repented of that sin?”
- “Do you believe that Jesus died and rose, conquering Satan, sin and death?”
- We say a short prayer as an affirmation of faith.
- You’re baptized by emersion in water.
Follow on in your spiritual journey with Christ through our online Discipleship experience. Designed specifically for someone new to the family of God or anyone seeking to gain a better understanding of what it means to be a Christian and the purpose of the local church.
A few of the sessions include…
- Why We Exist as a Church
- What is Salvation
- What Happens After Salvation
- Discovering Spiritual Maturity
- and more…
It’s time to get connected! When you join us as a member of The Potter’s House of North Dallas, you become part of a church family who loves God and loves people. We are a ministry committed to serving with excellence and integrity.
How to Join TPHND?
- Stop by the Connect Lounge before service starts, or immediately after service, and someone from our Membership Team will be more than happy to connect with you and assist you with completing your membership paperwork.
- Once you become a member, you are invited to attend our DNA class, which is offered every 2nd and 4th Sunday at 9:45 am. During this class, you will have the opportunity to fellowship with other members of the church, and learn more about Pastor Brady’s vision and who we are at the core.
If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact our office at 469-364-6505.
What are Connect Groups?
Connect Groups are the life blood of our church. They offer opportunities to create community and forge meaningful relationships within our church. These small home-based groups meet to fellowship and discuss various topics from The Word of God.
What Happens in a Connect Group?
Connect Group meetings are built around video-based teachings which include: relevant Bible teachings, explorng specific topics, discussions of TPHND sermons, and reading select Christian books. Group meetings are designed to give group members time to get to know each other, study God’s Word , pray for each other, and to have fun!
We have groups that meet onsite at the church and offsite in homes and other venues around the Dallas/Ft. Worth area. There are groups for men, women, singles, married, and special interests. Whether you are looking for a place to meet new friends, connect to a mentor, grow spiritually or serve your community, there’s a Connect Group for you!
How to Get Connected
Our goal is to help you find opportunities to build authentic and genuine relationships with the people you worship with each week. Since our Connect Groups are relationship based we encourage you to find some of your friends and start a group together. Hosting a group is easy and we’ll provide you with all the tools you need to lead a group successfully.
If you’re new to the area and need some help finding a group please provide your information HERE and we’ll respond back with some potential groups that are close to you.
The Potter’s House of North Dallas does not determine childcare provision for groups. It is left up to the host and the group to brainstorm solutions for meeting childcare needs.
Host a Group, Change a Life!
Psalms 133:1 says Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! It is our vision at The Potter’s House of North Dallas to not only worship together, but to do life together.
If you are interested in being a leader who bridges our church and your community – we are looking for you!
Hosting a Connect Group gives you the opportunity to invest and impact someone else’s life.
Hosting a Connect Group is easy. If you have a heart to influence and to serve others, and you have a space to host meetings – you can be a host. We provide the training, resources, and support you need to equip you to lead your group.
If you are interested in being a bridge to connect our community, we are looking for you! To start the process of becoming a host please fill out our Group Host Application Form
Moving Beyond the Basics…
After the 4 to 6 week series, we encourage our connect groups to continue. Whether they meet weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly, a group host can request that that the group continue as a book, interest or sermon based group.
Video-based Groups. We have thousands of resources for your group through Right Now Media. Click HERE for free access to RightNow Media — the largest Video Bible Study Library in the world! RightNow Media has everything from kids videos to sermons to teachings on parenting, finances, and leadership. If you don’t have an account with RightNow Media yet, click here to create one. All you need to host your group is an Internet connection. Many of the studies also have books and discussion questions to accompany them.
Book-based Groups. A book based group uses a book or resource to continue their group. We’re happy to provide a list of suggested readings. If the book you’d like to use isn’t on our list just simply send over the title to one of our Connect Group specialists to assist with getting it approved.
Interest Based Groups. An interest based group focuses on common interests of its members such as sports, yoga, cooking, fitness, music, baking, painting/art, tennis, fishing, hunting, jewelry making, dance, cycling, etc…