FINDING THE RIGHT CHURCH – Part 3 of 3

When searching for a new church we’ve looked at “Churches to Avoid” and we looked at “Churches to Consider,” but there are a few things we still need to do …

  • PRAY ABOUT IT: Ask for the Lord’s wisdom, guidance and blessing as you search. Be specific, ask where you can be used best, and ask where you can grow the most.
  • MAKE A CHECK LIST: Before visiting, make a check list of the most important characteristics about the church you hope to find. Then rate the church according to your check list when you leave. Keeping notes will help you compare and decide later. If you are visiting many churches, as time passes you may have trouble keeping them straight. This will help you keep a record for future reference.
  • VISIT A CHURCH MORE THAN ONCE: It will give you a chance to dig deep. All churches will come across as friendly, and all churches will have some hypocrites. While first impressions are important, don’t forget to look below the surface.
  • ASK SOME QUESTIONS: Is the church a place where I can connect with God and worship Him freely? Did I learn about the Bible? Was it a place where fellowship and community are encouraged? Are people’s lives being changed? Is there a place for me to serve in the church, be accountable and have opportunities to pray with others? Does the church reach out through missions and local outreach? Are the leaders willing to lead?
  • GET INVOLVED: Now once you’ve found such a church, stick with it. Don’t be a church hopper. Commitment is priceless! Commit to Christ and His bride, the Church! Be a tither. Be strength to the body. Be a faithful disciple, not a person who sits on the sideline and just watches. YOU GET IN THERE AND GET BUSY. It’s not all about what a church can do for you, but it’s also about what you can do for a church.

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I am a Christian husband and father, who moonlights as the minister for the church of Christ in Childress, Texas. My wife Lea and I have been married for 25 years. We are doing our best to raise our 4 boys, who are all growing up way too fast. Read 1182 articles by
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  1. Tim Archer says:

    Thanks, Trey… this series has been great. We just did “church shopping” last year, and I’ve been going through a bit of buyer’s remorse. This series helps me clarify some of my thinking.

    God bless.

    Grace and peace,
    Tiim

  2. Chris says:

    Trey,

    Thanks for the effort you and your wife put into making this blogsite such a joy to read.

    I hope to get back to mine really soon as I am beginning to have withdraws.

    Keep up the good work!

  3. Monalea says:

    Living in a very small town I had never considered these possibilites.

    Love you 2-3-6

    Monalea

  4. Anonymous says:

    Trey,

    Love the comments, really like the “get involved” part. We have truly been blessed by God in our lives, but when we started really getting involved at Church and really doing things, our lives really changed a lot and it seems that Gods blessings just increased. Church involment is an awsome thing. Thanks for the comments!

    Sharing the love

    Matt H

  5. Matthew says:

    Your stuff on finding the right church is great. I will use some of your ideas. People jump too much, so they should take some time to find the right place. Thanks for your ministry.

  6. preacherman says:

    Trey,
    Great series.
    I really liked that get invovled point. Don’t be a church hopper. Many people in our society today are church hoppers and don’t want to commit. Again, I have enjoyed all 3 parts.

  7. Monalea says:

    testing, testing, 1-2-3 testing.

    Monalea

  8. Anonymous says:

    I sent ya another message to your Church phone! :) I hope things are going great! These sermons are awesome for the forum and I appreciate you letting me add them to the forum.

    Brandon Voss
    admin@cocnet.us
    http://www.cocnet.us
    http://www.christiandesign.us

    http://www.cocnet.us/Pictures/Brandon7.jp Age 7 in Battle Creek michigan! Yes This was the original Knight Rider Car and is now in Florida! I wish to go to florida and sit in the car like 20 years later thing! :)

  9. Terry Rush says:

    Trey,

    Huge blessings to you as you make a concetrated effort to thoughtfully lead colleagues into a zone which will bear Holy Spirit fruit!

  10. Soren says:

    Great series Trey! I just discovered your blog after listening to John Dobbs’ podcast.

    Blessings,

    Mike Kjergaard
    Fort Wayne,IN

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