First Steps

We would love to meet you and introduce you to the heart of our church.

Whether you are interested in learning what we believe or feel ready to become a member, First Steps is for you! We have two ways to participate:

  • Our 4-part class meets on Sunday mornings from 9:30am -10:30am on our campus. 
  • We've also created a 6-week, online small group version of First Steps. The curriculum has been divided up to allow more time for small group discussion. 

Whether you join us in person or online, you will discover who we are, meet some of our staff, and connect with others. We can’t wait to walk with you on your Christ-centered journey. 

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Get Started

The First Steps classes are four consecutive Sundays, starting with Step One on the first Sunday of the month. All classes are held in the Adult Ministry Suite (located upstairs in our main building) at 9:30 am. We invite you to meet a volunteer near the Guest Center to show you to the class. 

The First Steps 6-week online small groups will meet via Zoom on Sundays at 4:00pm. Please click the link to the right to find out about the next group starting. 

Join the Next Class

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Sunday, February 28  - 9:30 am
Adult Ministry Suite (upstairs in main building)

Join the Next Small Group

Small Groups Page

First Step Classes

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Step 1. Follow

Explore what the Bible teaches about salvation, baptism, and communion. We will discuss how understanding these topics will create a strong foundation for a lifetime walk with Christ.


Step 2. Connect

Learn about the DNA of The Bayou Church: our history, mission, values, and the importance of membership.

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Step 3. Discover

God designed you for a purpose! Enjoy discovering more about your personality and areas where you are most gifted to fulfill your purpose.

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Step 4. Serve

With the empowering knowledge of your gifts, we’ll present the available ministries and places to serve at The Bayou Church. We’ll also explain how your generosity significantly impacts The Bayou Church and Acadiana.

We’d Love to Connect

If you have any questions or if there’s any way we can help you, please contact us.