Thursday, June 2, 2011

Looking at Churches

Have you heard of "shopping for churches"? That is exactly what my husband done when he first accepted Christ. He wanted to check out churches before even stepping in one. At first I thought, that is just weird and wrong. But I am so thankful he done so. I was also a little miffed at first that he wouldn't check out the church that our son & I were attending at the time. But, God does know best. Not to mention, my husband is the leader of the home.

We are in a church where the Pastors talk of God, the Bible, and what direction we need to be going. They lead us by the Word and not by worldly ways. They even warn of following worldly ways. We are blessed to be in a church that isn't more concerned about numbers; meaning money and the amount of people attending. Okay, let's back up, they are concerned about the amount of people, but not as just numbers, but the amount of people being fed, being saved. Their goal is to draw in as many as possible to follow the Word of God, not to be the best, most popular church. Not to outdo other churches. Not to make a name for themselves.

What brought all this up? I came across an article from mega church Pastor Brady Boyd. He asked a good question. Are churches becoming more like "fast food restaurants?" If you are in one that feels more like a place that doesn't really care about the walk with Christ you are in; then perhaps it's time to shop around for a church that is what a church is suppose to be; which is another post coming. To read the article mentioned, here is the link. I found it quite interesting, and hope that you do as well.

Be blessed with joy, peace, love and prosperity.

3 comments:

Child of God said...

Hi Tammy,

Sounds like a great church you are attending. Our church is really digging into the meat of the Gospel and I love it even though it holds you down and strips away self; this is good.

I will check out the link when I have time.

Blessings,
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Omah's Helping Hands said...

That is a good thing that is happening in your church Child of God! That is what we are called to do, be stripped of ourselves.

God Bless you!

Alicia Manautou said...

"Okay, let's back up, they are concerned about the amount of people, but not as just numbers, but the amount of people being fed, being saved." You are so right! While the growth of a church is linked to the contagiousness of that congregation, the numbers we should be concerned about are the "soul" numbers. Thanks so much for sharing.

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