Looking for a good church but having trouble finding one? Take your time when choosing a church because it is one of the most important choices you can make in your Christian life. We suggest that you visit a church at least three times before settling on one, taking notes along the way to help you remember the differences between the churches. You can also narrow down your “find a Houston Christian church” search by asking yourself a few questions about the kind of church you’d be most comfortable attending:
- Do you prefer liturgical services or casual, modern worship services? Christian rock with wailing electric instruments, pipe organs, or a mix? Is it easier to wear a suit or a pair of jeans? (Note: Oasis will be laid-back, so wear whatever you want.)
- Does the church have any special ministries for you and your family (e.g., singles, children’s programmes, financial, parenting seminars)?
- Is there a system in place that makes it simple to communicate with others and participate in church activities? Is there a way for you to put your talents to good use?
Is Jesus, as far as you can say, really changing lives there? Do they share their love with the people around them, or do they keep it all to themselves?
Make certain you understand and know what they believe.
Praise God! But seriously, it’s important that you find a church that explicitly states what it believes and how it plans to carry out those beliefs. You need to select a church carefully.
Do the church’s values correspond to the traditional orthodox Christian beliefs that have existed throughout history? Do they consider the Bible to be God’s Word? A smart church will have a website with all of the material on it, as well as classes for visitors like you to learn more about what’s going on. Does that make sense?
Look them up on the internet.
If the church you’re considering has a website (and if they don’t, they’re obviously not ready for the twenty-first century), you will frequently get a clear idea of what they’re all about by reading their posts and listening to their podcasts.
Overall, these church-finding tips are a great place to start in your search for a compassionate Christian congregation.