Factors to Consider When Looking for a Church to Attend
As a Christian, you need to attend service but being a new Christian or when you relocate and you may find out that in the new place you go doesn’t have the church you used to go. You shouldn’t go to any church that you come along but you should research so that you can know the best church to attend. There are several mushrooming churches and most of them are not founded by God’s foundation but due to people’s interest and love for money. When looking for a good church to attend, ensure that you consider the following tips.
Look at the doctrines taught in the church. You can visit a few churches and listen to the kind of message that is taught in the church. You need to visit more than one so that you can have a clear knowledge of the church before you decide. You need to know if the church preaches the true doctrine or not. Some pastors are driven by lust and they will fail to tell you what God expects from you but only choose topics that will impress you.
The appearance of the church is something else you need to look at. The appearance of the church includes the messages and the symbols in the church. Also, the way the congregation dress is something else you should look at. When you read the messages and look at the symbols on the wall of the church, do they look Godly? Some churches are idle worshippers so ensure that you are keen on the appearance of the church. You should also be comfortable with the way the church members dress since if you join the church you will also be required to dress like that.
Another thing that you need to look at is the praise and worship in the church. You should be keen to know how the church conducts its praise and worship church before you decide to choose the church, you need to be sure that the way the church conducts its worship impress you and it has to be in a Godly manner. If you doubt the way their worship and praise, you should still continue with your search.
Also, ensure that you consider what people say about the church. It is not good as well to try going to all churches since some of them are not holy and the moment you enter there you might also get the possession and before you realize you are deep into the acts of the church. You need to ask people around the area first about the churches they can recommend you to visit so that you can hear what they say about those churches.
Does the pastor condemn evils in the society or amongst the congregation a pastor is the shepherd of God and the congregation is the flock? It is the work of the pastor, therefore, to direct the congregation in the right way and not to make them get lost.