Who We Are
As the pace of our world steadily increases, the need to quiet our souls and gain strength from God is great. 1 Step Closer exists to equip and encourage women to continually move closer to and grow deeper in their relationship with Christ so that they can live fully in His peace.
By continually encouraging women to be in The Word daily, we strive to constantly strengthen their faith. As we grow in knowledge, we grow in Him.
What We Believe
We Believe in:
One God in three persons — Father, Son and Holy Spirit (known as the Trinity)
Jesus Christ’s deity, virgin birth, sinless humanity, substitutionary death, atoning blood, bodily resurrection and ascension to heaven
The entire Bible is God’s infallible revelation to man
Salvation by grace alone, through faith alone, in Jesus Christ alone
Baptism in the Holy Spirit is a further encounter that every believer may have with God’s Spirit, in addition to salvation, which empowers us for witnessing, effective service, and transformation into the image of Jesus, just as it did in the New Testament times.
The resurrection of the body: eternal glory for believers in heaven and everlasting punishment for unbelievers in hell.
The one true church, the body of Christ, consisting of all believers.
The personal and bodily return of our Lord Jesus Christ. The coming of Christ, at a time known only to God, demands constant expectancy and provides a blessed hope.
Obedience to our Lord’s command to lead people of all nations to faith in Christ and to grow in Christ-likeness.
Christ’s personal return to establish His Kingdom on earth
The Holy Spirit indwells and empowers believers and is given as a seal and a pledge of our inheritance in Christ Jesus.
1 Step Closer began with a simple conversation between Debbi and Heather in Heather’s living room in January of 2015. Our desire was to give women a place to come together in order to seek and draw near to God. Debbi’s desire to teach and Heather’s gift of hospitality served as the perfect combination for the launch of our first retreat. Debbi began to build a team of women willing to serve in the name of Jesus Christ. In March, we held our first retreat and watched women gather, fellowship, study, pray and grow. The overwhelming response of our first retreat inspired us to build this ministry. Although we are growing our hearts are still solid in the purpose and direction of this ministry. We exist to equip and encourage women to draw near to Christ through personal Bible study and time spent alone with Him. We understand the world will always provide distractions, our hope is to inspire women to deliberately push aside the clatter of the world in order to seek the sweetness of His Voice in their lives.