How Did You Choose A Church?

People choose churches for many reasons — because of:  the building; the youth program; the pastor; their comfort level with the sermons; the friendliness of the people; the popularity (coolness) of the church; the size of the church; the influence of their husband, wife, kids, extended family, or friends; doctrine; denomination; the worship leader; closeness to their house; etc.  How did you choose a church?

So what is the most important reason for choosing a church (a reason that is often ignored)?  God’s will.  How about ignoring all your reasons for choosing a church (including the church you currently attend) and simply ask God to show you which church He wants you to be in?

If you listen to God with an open mind and heart, He will tell you what church He wants you to be apart of.  And His answer will probably surprise you.  It will most likely be a church that you wouldn’t pick for yourself and your family.  However, if you have the courage to deny yourself, obey God, and commit to His church choice for you, incredible things will happen.  Try it and see.

About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I co-lead a non-traditional expression of the body of Christ in Nashville based on open participation and Spirit-led sharing. We long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia" that is available in Kindle & paperback @
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5 Responses to How Did You Choose A Church?

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