What do you look for in a worship service? Are you the type that wants a cup of coffee in a more relaxed, casual setting with contemporary music and a band? Or maybe you prefer a more traditional approach to worship that includes hymns of the faith in a more reverent atmosphere? Do you prefer a large church or a small quaint gathering?
Whatever your personal preferences, I would encourage you to examine how your choice of a church affects your family’s values and priorities? Do you have a vision or plan for building your child’s character and spiritual growth? And how does the church you attend help you achieve those goals?
There are many questions we can ask and any seasoned believer knows no church is going to meet all of your needs. So how do we prioritize the essentials?
Here are a few basic principles Dennis Rainey has shared that may be useful in helping you choose a church.
The church should be a place where you can develop a personal and intimate relationship with Jesus Christ – a place where people from diverse backgrounds can gather together to connect and grow together in hope of changing our world for Jesus Christ.