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You were never meant to ‘go to a church.’ You were meant to be the church; to participate in covenant life with a spiritual community. When evaluating whether a church family is right for you, you need to make sure that you are evaluating it on criteria it was meant to have.

For example, it makes no sense at all if I decide that my bike is a piece of garbage because it can’t fly. It wasn’t built to fly. In the same way your church wasn’t created to serve your needs so deciding that it is inadequate because it fails to meet your needs is silly.

Your church was created by the Holy Spirit to lead you into participation in the work that God is doing in the world. God is in the process of redeeming all things to Christ and a healthy, Bible believing church will, in some way, be about those things in this world. No church is perfect of course (otherwise we wouldn’t be allowed to join it right?) but there ought to be a voice within your church family that is calling the group to join in what Jesus is already doing in your community. Maybe that voice is yours.

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