Techniques For Choosing a Good Home Church
All over the world, millions of people still hold church attendance dearly and for most Christians, Sunday is the day when the attend church functions. Depending on the country you’re in, there may or may not be numerous the christ around. Most major cities in the world have several hundred churches within their environs. For those looking for a home church, this can be a daunting task not to mention the frustration associated with the process of trial and error. But one need not be frustrated. There is a way to find a home church for you and your family.
If you are looking for the right interdenominational Christian church in your city, there a few steps you can employ:
One of the first steps to take is to ask your friends what church they attend and if possible, ask them whether they can bring you a brochure. Even better, ask them for the web address of the church and visit their website. You can also ask your work mates, classmates and neighbors.
Nowadays, most churches, however small, maintain a website. This is the easiest and fastest way to find out about a church. The church website will also include the church’s mission statement, vision, photo gallery for you to experience the look and feel of the church and also a contact page with the churches phone number, email and address.
Once you locate the church’s mission and vision statement on the website, read it. This allows you to see the church’s overall belief structure. Some churches combine the vision and mission with a belief statement which concentrates on the church’s doctrinal disposition. If you are a staunch bible believer, you want to make sure that the church has a solid doctrinal foundation and does not entertain heresy. This is perhaps one of the most critical aspects of a church and why it is important to “investigate” a church before joining it.
A good church is mission-oriented, that is, it has programs for reaching and relating to the community where it is based. The church should also have functional ministries within it where one can serve. A good church will not just be content on having you as a member but will be intent on your spiritual growth. Nowhere does this happen best than when one moves from the back-benches and begins to serve.