3 Things to Consider When Choosing a Church for Your Family

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Should you be going to church?

Aside from improving your relationship with Christ, attending church can also improve your mental health. A survey of 37,000 participants showed that those who regularly went to church were less likely to suffer from depression.

Before joining a church, learn how to pick a church. Find an organization with a clean history and welcoming culture. Your church’s mission should be to turn members into disciples of Christ.

Let’s review some key considerations to make while choosing a church.

  1. Research Before Choosing a Church

Picking a church begins with a little bit of research. There are things you will want to make sure the church does or stands for before bringing your family there.

Visit the church and talk to its leaders about the establishment’s history. A few questions to ask are:

  • When and why was the church established?
  • Who is the current religious leader, and what qualifies him or her to run the church?
  • Have there ever been any incidents at the church, such as theft or clergy abuse?
  • Is there anything I should know about the church before I join it?

Asking these questions helps you determine what the church is like and what to expect from it. Your church plays a key role in your lifestyle, so choose one that makes you feel comfortable.

  1. Check Out the Church’s Culture

Are you wondering what to look for in a church? One of the top answers is culture. Choose an organization that promotes grace, love, peace, missionary work, and inclusiveness.

God accepts everyone through His graciousness. But while some churches may preach inclusivity, some organizations are tight-knit, making it difficult for new members to get involved. 

That’s not the type of church you want to join. A good church practices what it preaches. Look for a church that opens its arms to you and encourages you and your family to get involved.

If you have children, make sure the church’s culture is a suitable fit for them as well. Choose a church that offers bible studies or church programs for little ones. Find a church that will help your children understand their religion and cultivate a relationship with God.

  1. Ensure the Church Creates Disciples

Choose a church that turns its members into disciples. 

A church is more than a place to gather once a week for prayers. A church is a group of people devoted to God and demonstrates the spirit of Christ through their actions. 

Don’t just become a member of a church, become a disciple. Understand the word of the Lord, seek repentance, share your faith, and work with your fellow members to spread Christ’s spirit throughout the community. 

When choosing a church, determine if the organization promotes members to guide each other through their journey of faith. Pick an establishment that allows you to become a disciple and work with others to improve your spiritual growth.

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Choosing a church can be overwhelming. But as long as you know the qualities of a good church, you will have no trouble finding one that is right for you and your family.

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LaDonna Dennis

LaDonna Dennis is the founder and creator of Mom Blog Society. She wears many hats. She is a Homemaker*Blogger*Crafter*Reader*Pinner*Friend*Animal Lover* Former writer of Frost Illustrated and, Cancer...SURVIVOR! LaDonna is happily married to the love of her life, the mother of 3 grown children and "Grams" to 3 grandchildren. She adores animals and has four furbabies: Makia ( a German Shepherd, whose mission in life is to be her attached to her hip) and Hachie, (an OCD Alaskan Malamute, and Akia (An Alaskan Malamute) who is just sweet as can be. And Sassy, a four-month-old German Shepherd who has quickly stolen her heart and become the most precious fur baby of all times. Aside from the humans in her life, LaDonna's fur babies are her world.

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Gwen
1 month ago

Lots of good advice here. When we were looking for our church I also discovered you could watch previous sermons which really gave me a better idea of what type of church they were. It took us awhile but we have found our church home now and its been five years. Still love it!

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