Finding a church can be challenging. Here are some good reasons for finding a church and the ways to go about it.
0:00 – INTRODUCTIONS
00:48 – CHURCH ATTENDANCE IS NOT OPTIONAL FOR CHRISTIANS (HEB. 10:25)
1:12 – WRONG REASONS FOR LOOKING FOR A CHURCH:
Consumer mindset rather than a servant attitude: “What will I get out of it?” or “Will services be entertaining?”
“Church hopper” who only stays until they are asked to join and commit
2:46 – GOOD REASONS FOR LOOKING FOR A CHURCH?
You are a new Christian!
You’ve moved to a new area
You need to be in a healthier church
4:39 – STEPS FOR LOOKING FOR A LOCAL CHURCH: 3 P’S: PRAY, PERUSE, & BE PATIENT
ASK GOD TO GIVE YOU WISDOM AND DISCERNMENT IN FINDING THE CHURCH FAMILY WHERE HE WANTS YOU TO SERVE
GO ONLINE FOR CHURCHES IN PROXIMITY TO YOUR HOME. CHECK OUT THEIR “STATEMENT OF FAITH” OR “DOCTRINAL BELIEFS.”
3. BE PATIENT
IT MAY TAKE MONTHS TO FIND THE RIGHT CHURCH. BE WILLING TO VISIT SEVERAL CHURCHES.
7:29 – A CHURCH’S DOCTRINAL STATEMENT (BELIEFS) MUST HAVE CERTAIN CORE PRINCIPLES
See Ep. 13-20 “Putting The Fun In…” series!
The supremacy of God
Jesus as the resurrected Son of God and the only mediator between God and man.
The Bible as the inspired, inerrant Word of God (without error in the original manuscripts) and the final authority for life and belief
9:50 – LISTEN TO THE SERMONS. IS THE PASTOR IS PREACHING DIRECTLY FROM THE BIBLE?
10:14 – You can check out our Statement of Faith on the “About Us” page of www.Binmin.org
10:34 – OTHER THINGS THAT COULD BE IMPORTANT:
LOCATION IS IMPORTANT: LOOK FOR CHURCHES CLOSE TO YOUR HOME.
WORSHIP STYLES ARE ALSO IMPORTANT FOR A LOT OF PEOPLE. (Check out Ep. 30!)
CHURCH SIZE CAN ALSO BE IMPORTANT.
16:05 – WHAT SHOULD YOU DO WHEN YOU VISIT THE CHURCH FOR THE FIRST TIME?
1. GO TO THE PRIMARY WORSHIP SERVICE ON SUNDAY MORNINGS TO GAUGE FRIENDLINESS
2. SEE IF MEMBERS ARE ACTIVELY INVOLVED IN WORSHIP
3. WAS THE BIBLE CLEARLY TAUGHT?
4. MEET PEOPLE AND LEARN ABOUT THE NEXT STEPS FOR YOU.
19:08 – THE MAIN REASON YOU GO TO CHURCH IS TO GLORIFY GOD!
20:55 – WHAT’S YOUR NEXT STEP?
1. VISIT A CHURCH
2. COMMIT TO YOUR CHURCH
22:10 – THANK YOU AND WRAP UP