Trying to find a church?

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Oct 012017
 

What should you look for when trying to find a church?

The first is Christ-centred worship!
The celebration of God for who He is and what He has done for us.
A Biblically sound church places a high priority on praising God.

Second is quality Word teaching!
Does the church you are considering believe, honour, and teach God’s Word in such a way that you understand the Bible and see how it applies to your life?
Remember, you can’t grow beyond what you know.

A third characteristic of a good church is warm fellowship!
The sharing of the life of Christ among the members.
This goes far beyond Sunday morning attendance or coffee and doughnuts in the fellowship hall.
True fellowship occurs when we are involved in each other’s lives – caring, encouraging, correcting, loving and sharing with one another.
The church should provide us with a meaningful sense of belonging.

Fourth is the church’s ministry of witnessing!
A church that wants to grow cannot be ingrown.
There’s nothing wrong with being a small church-
– as long as you are not a small-minded church.

The church you identify with should provide you with opportunities-
– to use your gifts and talents to touch other lives, emphasising the importance of sharing your faith in word and good deeds.

In other words-
– the church’s impact should extend well beyond its walls.

When you find a church where these priorities and experiences are regularly offered in an environment that’s saturated in grace and charged with faith-
– you have found the right church. Join it!

Don’t ask what your church can do for you!
But ask what you can do for your church!

(PA)