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Finding a good church is a great idea!
Prayer, Bible Study and Fellowship are three important pillars that will build solid foundations in your life.
Proverbs 27:17 says, ‘Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another.’
And in Hebrews 10:24-25 ‘And let us consider how to stimulate one another to love and good deeds, not forsaking our own assembling together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another; and all the more, as you see the day drawing near’.
Fellowship and encouragement from other Christians is an essential part of getting to know God better.
Every church is different.
When it comes to finding your church, you’ll find there are different denominations, congregation sizes, worship styles and even theologies. Obviously you want good teaching that aligns with the Bible but there are other valid reasons to consider in choosing a church. It is your choice which church you attend, but we suggest...
- Pray! Ask for God's guidance in finding the right church for you,
- Think about the things that are going to be important to you. You may need to consider the Children’s or Youth programme; whether there are men’s, women’s or home group meetings for you to join. Are the people friendly, do I fit in, is the music too loud or too old fashioned, do I feel welcome?
- Check the churches out online and visit the ones that seem like a good fit. Remember that churches, like any business, may not be internet-savvy, so how their website does or doesn’t look isn’t necessarily a determining factor.
- Phone a few churches and talk to the pastor.
There isn't a simple answer to finding the right church, so take your time. There's no such thing as a perfect church but there are a lot of good ones filled with great people.
Remember, the more you put in to the church, the more you’ll get out of it. So what the church can do for you is only half the question – the other half is: what can you do for the church?
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