All commonly requested information, in one location. Information is sorted by topic, ranging from faith-based questions, to questions about ministries.
Every person on earth was born with a sinful nature, and thus needs Salvation through Jesus in order to know God and spend eternity in Heaven. The Bible tells us all have sinned and fallen short of the Glory of God.
Do I need salvation?
Jesus is entirely God and a member of the Triune God. He was sent to Earth as a man to pay the price for our sins and now sits at the right hand of the Father in Heaven. Because of His death on the cross, and His resurrection, we may be saved.
Who is Jesus?
Jesus died on the cross to bear the weight of sin and death, and to break the curse of the Mosaic Law. Because of that, the only way to salvation is through Him, and no other. The Bible says when we call upon His name, confess our sinful nature, and surrender our life to Him as our Lord and Savior, He forgives us, counts us as righteous by giving us a new life, and seals our eternity in Heaven.
How do I receive salvation?
Baptism is an important step in our walk with Christ, which publicly professes our Salvation in Him, and represents the cutting off of our sinful. Baptism at Clawson is performed by total submersion in water (to represent the totality of Salvation), in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
What is baptism?
Baptism is not a requirement for Salvation. Just like the thief on the cross in the Bible, the only method by which we can be saved is Jesus‘s death and resurrection, and nothing more. However, baptism is an important step in our faith and our spiritual growth, and it is instructed as a 'step two' in the Bible for all who receive Jesus as their savior.
Do I need to be baptized to be saved?
To enroll in person, please visit our Connect Booth and ask about baptism
To enroll online, please visit our connect card and select "I'm interested in: Baptism"
How do I register for baptism?
The Holy Spirit is the third member of the Holy Trinity, after God and Jesus. He is the actual Spirit of God. Jesus sent him to earth after ascending to heaven, so that we may have a helper who lives inside of us.
According to the Bible, the Holy Spirit leads us to truth, guides our decision-making, comforts us, convicts us, advocates for us, and empowers us.
Who is the Holy Spirit?
Every person who is saved has access to the guidance of the Holy Spirit. We are able to hear his voice and feel his guidance in many ways including prayer, worship, "gut feelings”, the Bible, dreams, visions, and His Gifts. Information about the Gifts of the Spirit can be found in 1 Corinthians 12.
Do I have the Holy Spirit?
Holy Spirit Baptism is a moment in which believers are filled completely with the power of the Holy Spirit. Baptism means to be totally immersed, so to be baptized in the Holy Spirit, means to be totally immersed in Him. The book of Acts proves to us that Holy Spirit baptism is a separate event from salvation, and though it is not a requirement for Salvation, every believer should seek to be baptized in the Holy Spirit in order to be empowered by Him and to have access to His gifts.
What is Holy Spirit Baptism?
The Holy Spirit
Growth Track exists to teach the fundamentals of faith, the vision God has given us as a church, and the process of becoming more involved.
What's the purpose of Growth Track?
Most serving opportunities require the completion of Growth Track. This requirement is in place to ensure everyone understands the collective vision of our ministry.
Additionally, if you are over the age of eighteen, most serving opportunities also require you to complete a background check.
Do I need to complete Growth Track before I can serve?
Growth Track is offered on a bi-monthly schedule directly after our Sunday morning service. Upcoming class dates are:
When can I plan to attend Growth Track?
November 27, 2022
December 4, 2022
December 11, 2022
The Bible refers to it as sanctification. When we are saved, we are justified and made righteous in the eyes of God. However, our minds, will, and emotions are still very much imperfect and in need of betterment.
Spiritual growth is the process of becoming more like Christ by allowing our minds, will, and emotions to be shaped by Him.
What is spiritual growth?
1. Growth Track - a three-week class designed to teach the fundamentals of faith, the vision God has given us as a church, and the process of becoming more involved. Growth Track happens bi-monthly, immediately after service in the fellowship hall.
2. The Mentorship - at Clawson, no one walks alone. The Mentorship is a program designed for anyone who is seeking one-on-one guidance from a spiritual leader in our church. Click below to read more about the mentorship.
3. School of Discipleship - at Clawson, we grow together so we can go together. School of Discipleship is a two-level, sixteen-week course designed for anyone who is seeking to grow their roots deeper in Christ. Click below to read more about School of Discipleship.
4. Serving and leading - at Clawson, we give all that we have and all that we are so we can reach all the people. One of the best ways to grow spiritually is to get involved by serving and leading. Please see a staff member at Clawson to ask about serving.
What opportunities for spiritual growth are there at Clawson?
The Mentorship is a program designed for anyone who is seeking one on one guidance from a spiritual leader at Clawson. Everyone who signs up to be mentored will be connected with a like-minded individual, who can give you guidance, accountability, prayer, and help you become plugged in and involved at Clawson.
What's the purpose of The Mentorship?
Enrollment can be done in person, through our connect card, or by calling Pastor Josh Poage.
To enroll in person, please visit our Connect Booth and ask about The Mentorship.
To enroll online, visit our connect card and select "I'm interested in: The Mentorship"
To contact Pastor Josh Poage, please dial (936) 239-3228
How do I enroll?
School of Discipleship (or SOD) is a three-level class designed for anyone seeking to grow their roots deeper in Christ, learn about ministry and leadership, and understand what it means to truly be a Disciple of Jesus.
SOD Level 1 is focused on character development.
SOD Level 2 is focused on ministry development.
SOD Level 3 is focused on leadership development.
What's the purpose of School of Discipleship?
School of Discipleship is not currently hosting classes. Our pastors are working hard to redevelop and breathe new life into the curriculum of SOD. Enrollment information will be available soon.