Sometimes salvation feels like it happens in an instant, the result of a dramatic encounter with God in Christ that completely changes or revolutionizes one's life. It's sometimes called being "born again" and those who've experienced it are called "conversionists."
For others, faith is not so instantaneous or dramatic. There is no one particular time or place or experience they can point to when they suddenly felt for the first time that they were truly Christians. They are often referred to as "gradualists."
In this study for youth, participants will be asked to consider the timeline of the important events in their faith life and they'll learn to appreciate that people can come to Christ equally through each of these experiences. Most important, they will learn that when it comes to the question, "Are you saved?" what matters most is that we can, in the here and now, confess Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior.