Selecting A Church
One of the most important aspects of a Christian's life is fellowship.
A good church with solid doctrine and people you can relate with
will immensely benefit your walk with God. Here are a few things
that you should look for in a church:
Doctrine: This is the first thing you should consider when evaluating
churches. The worst thing that can happen is going to a church that
is misleading. Every Christian Church should believe the following:
a) Jesus Christ was a human being, was, and is God. Jesus
is a part of the Trinity, along with the Holy Spirit, and God (if you don't
know what that means, don't sweat it, just ask someone).
b) Jesus Christ was crucified and died and then was raised again
three days later. This was a blood sacrifice to save our sins by
the grace of God.
A church should have people you relate with. If you are college
aged, find a church with other college aged people. If you are single,
find a church with a strong singles program. If you have kids, find
a church that is well suited for both you and your kids. A church
exists for your fellowship with others, so if you don't have anything in
common with others in the church, its awful hard to fellowship.
Decide and Commit. Visit several churches to find one that you
like, and then stick with it. I think there are a lot of "Church Hoppers"
today that change churches often. It is important for your walk with
God to develop strong relationships with others in the church which can
only come about after going to a church for a long time.
If you have a question about a church and want an unbiased opinion,
please feel free to email me.
c) Baptism-- All churches should uphold baptism as a sacred
and necessary part of every believers life.
d) Whoever accepts Jesus Christ as God and the Savior of their
life will be given eternal life in heaven regardless of the actions or
works of the believer