One of the best things a Christian can do is take in the solid teaching of local church leaders and compare it to the Bible. Armed with this information and the guidance of the Holy Spirit through prayer, we can make the best judgement for ourselves whether what we are hearing matches up with what God has said.
fear and intimidation are natural to anything we try for the first time, because of our imperfect nature. That doesn’t make what you’re doing any less worthy. The enemy would love to derail any spiritual progress you make in the name of Jesus, especially if it means that your progress might have a hand in the progress of others.