Finding a Suitable Church
Anyone who is new in the Christian faith or has moved to a new place of residence or work, getting a place to fellowship is often a challenge. Once you understand how meeting with people of the same faith is necessary, you will see the need to get a church. To help you with this, there are a few things you can put in mind to help you choose the right church for you and your family.
The main thing you need to look into is whether or not they use the bible as a guideline. The church is founded on scripture, and if you find that the church you go to does not base everything on scripture, then you are at the wrong place. The church members and leader need to base their teachings and doctrine on scripture, as this is the most important thing.
The church is meant to be a place of worship to God, and this makes it important that you go to a place that encourages you to do so. The programmers they have in place should be those that encourage you to worship. This will be in obedience to God’s command.
The doctrine of the church needs to be founded on the scripture. The doctrine of a church is more like its goal. This can be found on their website or brochures. Take your time to understand the doctrine of the church you go to as this is what will govern how they run the church hand the preaching they have.
How the scriptures are expounded on is another thing you need to look at. Go to a church that offers exposition on the scriptures in a way that helps you grow. Avoid churches that have contrary expositions on the scripture.
A good church offers discipleship which is important for a new believer, and that is something you need to look out for. Most churches have discipleship classes which help you on your new journey. If you want guidance, then you should go to a church that has these classes.
Other than discipleship, you can also check to see if they have the classes and programs you can be a part of. For anyone who may want to sue their gifts and talents in serving the Lord, these will be important. Ask around to see which programs they have and how you can be a part if them as this will help you interact with other members and feel like you are part of the church.
While we may go on talking about the programs the church has put in place, at the end of the day, what makes up a church are its members. In order for one to grow in a church, you need to be in a place that has warm and inviting people. The people in a church are the ones who will show you how well the teachings and doctrines of the church are. It is best to go to a place you feel invited, as this will help you grow spiritually.