Looking For A Church?

“What to look for in a church.” 

Looking for a good church can be as tedious as shopping for a new vehicle. There are a wide variety of sizes and worship styles in our community and finding the church that meets all of your expectations can be difficult. Perhaps the following biblical guidelines should be included in your criteria for your ‘good’ church. 

The pastor’s message should originate from the Bible. 
(2 Tim. 4:2)

He should declare all the counsel of God from the Bible in his teaching and preaching.
(Acts 20:27)

Salvation is a free gift of God’s grace through faith in Jesus Christ without works.    
(Eph. 2:8-9)

The Scriptures are the church’s final authority in faith, worship, practice and policy. 
(2 Tim 3:16-17)

The church is obedient to the Great Commission at home and abroad. 
(Mark 16:15)

Its people, by the power of the Holy Spirit should endeavor to walk together in Christian love. (Eph. 4:3)

Certainly more could be said about what to look for in a church such as ministry needs and your spiritual gift and abilities. But these fundamental guidelines should be helpful as you make your visits throughout the community. Pray and ask God to give you spiritual wisdom and understanding as you search for a place to worship and serve him each time you participate in a worship service. 

Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.         (Heb 10:25)