So, you’ve been trying to find a place to fellowship with authentic believers. From outside you see countless people stream out of their lukewarm lives, into the regular Sunday service. You try to be the like the other real Christians, but for some reason something is amiss.
Not this time.
Put these tips into practice, and they’ll work for you.
Tip 1: Never Think “Church,” Is A Building.
Warning: the actual church is the congregation, (people of God) and going to church has given many people the false idea that their spiritual lives consist of a weekly service. Leaving the rest of the week to live for themselves.
Tip 2: Avoid Churches That Only Do “Topical Study,” Look For A Chapter By Chapter, Verse By Verse Method Of Study.
Tip 3: Be Sure To Find A Church That Equips Every Believer To Make Disciples.
Bonus tip: the great commission (the mission of the church), is to make disciples. Find the church that is serious about its mission rather than doing other things instead.
Tip 4: Don’t Get Distracted By The Many Good Causes, The Churches Aligned Themselves.
Social justice, feeding the homeless, etc. Find a church that has the single focus on fulfilling the great commission.
Tip 5: Look For The Gospel, Clearly And Articulately Delivered.
Note: the definition of the gospel is in 1 Cor. 15:1-4 Yet, after 40 years of church experience, I find very few pastors or layman who can clearly and accurately articulate this life-changing message.
Tip 6: Train For The Work Of The Ministry.
Tip 7: Look Outside Of The Normal.
*If you have any church experience, did it prepare you to make disciples?
The most startling thing to realize is the words of Christ to our modern “normal,” church.
Yea, though I stand at the door knock…
He is outside knocking….
In sum finding the church is simple when you apply these seven tips. So, let me leave you with one last tip…
Look for a church that will challenge you. You know the saying “no pain–no gain.” You need to be challenged so you can grow.
I put together a free resource I would like you to have “five tips to avoid counterfeit church.” Click the link to get immediate access now. So, until the next time fight courageously, take action, and accomplish the impossible with God