Many people channel their focus on boosting their physical and mental well-being. Only a few concentrates on their spiritual growth. Physical, mental, and spiritual realms of humankind work in sync. This means that for you to be a healthy and well-rounded individual, you will have to ensure that you focus on developing your mental, spiritual, and physical realms. Joining a church is a good way of promoting spiritual growth. Nowadays, a lot of denominations, religions, and belief systems have come up. As a result, you will have a difficult time deciding which church is best. Joining the wrong church will not only harm your spirituality but also your life as a whole. You must, therefore, analyze your prospective churches diligently, before becoming a member and what better way to do this than by asking questions. Consider the inquiries below.
Which Beliefs Is Church Founded On?
Never assume that all churches are based on similar beliefs. Churches are based on varying belief systems. For instance, consider the Catholic Church. Their beliefs are not similar to Jehovah’s witnesses. Visit the church’s clergy and inquire about their belief systems. Ideally, a proper church ought to be founded on truthful biblical principles, the gospel of Christ, and God because this what the Christian faith is all about. Do you have a personal belief system? You will want to deliberate on it. Don’t commune in a house of worship whose beliefs are out-rightly different from yours.
Assuming That I Join Your Church, What Would You Expect of Me?
Enlisting as a church member comes with a couple of roles and responsibilities. Each church has varying expectations. Do not sign up in any church before finding out the duties you will have to play. This way, you’ll avoid surprises and inconveniences. Listen keenly, and if possible request to have a compiled list of all the roles, you will be expected to play. Will you be in a position to meet the Church’s expectations? Don’t get yourself in a sticky situation by choosing a place of worship that has absurd and demanding expectations, which you cannot live up to.
Do You Have Capable Leaders? Are They Well-Trained?
Leadership is an essential aspect of every church. Seminary and theology training is vital for effective church leadership. However, leadership goes beyond formal training. Commitment, character, conviction, charisma, and competence are primary attributes that leaders ought to have. Find a place of worship that has skilled leaders that have the attributes listed above. Request to have a one-on-one interaction with the church leaders. This way, you can analyze them and determine whether they are good and dependable leaders or not.
Do You Offer Extracurricular Church Programs? If So, Which Ones?
Every good church should strive to extend its services far and beyond and to promote healthy interaction between its members. Organizing extracurricular programs is the best way to do this. Find a house of worship that offers programs that you take an interest in. For instance, if you are drawn to community service, you should join a church whose programs are bent on serving the community.