Going to church is a great way to get a weekly dose of spiritual inspiration. It also connects you with a community of like-minded people who share your aspirations and values. However, churches aren’t one-size-fits-all, and there are some things you need to do to find your perfect match.
Start close to home in your search and ask your friends and family if they have any recommendations. Your church-going loved ones should be more than happy to tell you all about the perks and pitfalls of their congregation. If they’re tight-lipped about drama, that might be a red flag to avoid their recommendation, as it could be a sign their leadership “fixes” issues by sweeping them under the rug rather than finding actual solutions.
There are several different Christian denominations, each with its own priorities, beliefs and traditions. Your best guide in finding a church is you. Take stock of what secular issues you find important, the ways you already express your faith and see who they best line up with.
When looking into ministries Kaukauna WI do not only consider the denomination of a church. Look into their history and practices. Does their community involvement begin and end with Sunday service? What are the themes of past services? What are the qualifications and background of the minister, pastor or priest?
Most churches have services that are open to the public and you can show up with no obligation. If you don’t like the content of a service or feel uncomfortable around the congregation, you can leave at any time. Depending on how outgoing church members are, they may introduce themselves, but talking to people is by no means a commitment to join their church before you’re ready—or ever.
Despite popular belief, going to church shouldn’t be boring or frustrating. If it feels that way, it means that the service is not a great fit for you. Keep trying!