Choosing a Church
Here are some guidelines for choosing a church.
1. Look for a church where the Bible is taken seriously, taught clearly and applied practically.
(See 2 Timothy 3:14-17.)
2. Look for people who are responsive to the claims Christ makes upon them in His Word.
Christianity shouldnt be something we put on and take off with our Sunday clothes. Ask yourself if the people in this church live in continuous repentance and faith and are maturing in character. Most of all, do they love one another? (See John 14:15.)
3. Look for a church that will train you to serve.
A good church should treat you as a responsible person capable of ministering and it should hold you accountable for that ministry. (1 Timothy 4:7-8)
4. Look for a church thats reaching out.
Ask yourself, "Do they sacrifice their time, money and talents to see that others at home and abroad experience the gospel?" (See Matthew 28:18-20.)
5. Beware of the ever-present cults.
These false churches take from or add to the Bible.
6. Find a church thats a "house of prayer for all people."
(See Mark 11:17.)
The early church brought together in one community the young and old, rich and poor, black and white, and new converts.