Choosing a church can be a challenging decision. In today’s society, with so many styles of churches, denominations, and varying belief systems, it can become overwhelming to choose the best church for your family.
As one who has helped launch a church in the D.C. area and served in many roles from worship leader to church secretary, I can attest that there are numerous aspects of a local church that must come together for a well-rounded church experience. This goes beyond the coffee brewing at the hospitality station and worship teams that can shift atmospheres with soul-stirring tunes.
When choosing a church, we must ask ourselves questions that take us beyond being just consumers of the “Good News.” Instead, we must discern whether our new church will be a safe place where our spiritual walks can be transformed and if we will be equipped to impact our community with the love of Christ outside of the church walls.
It may take several visits and meetings with the leadership to establish if your local church is a healthy environment for you.
With this in mind, these eight questions are vital to ask before joining a local church.
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