2. A church that serves others.
The Bible teaches us to love and serve others. To care for them above the way we care for ourselves. The church should be embracing this and living on mission as a congregation for the greater good of the community around them.
3. A church that challenges you to grow.
Christianity isn’t supposed to be comfortable. The times I have grown the most in Christ are the times that I have walked through the hardest obstacles, both physical and mental. A good church confronts sin, is abundant in grace, gives you opportunities to grow in Christ and calls you to action to do the same for other.
4. A church that loves kids.
Children are a blessing, never an inconvenience. The church should embrace this attitude and see the children as one of their best opportunities to share the message of salvation on a weekly basis.
5. A church that lives out true community.
As I have heard many, many times. Christianity is a terrible hobby.
Church should be more than an a weekly activity. The Bible calls us to make disciples, it is hard to do that in one hour a week. Opportunities to know others and be known help with accountability and growth.
I feel like there is so much more I could add to this list. But for now I will end with the one thing that my pastor has been repeating over and over again that has been so good for me to be constantly reminded of.
The church exists to bring God glory, nothing else.
It always has & always will be about Jesus.
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