The decision over the church to which you will subscribe your membership to is one that should be made with careful thought and this points to the fact that there has to be some criteria or factors that you need to look into when choosing a church for you. Below we take a look at some of the key elements and attributes of a church that you need to make sure that you have taken into consideration when it comes to the choice of a church to call your church.
Talking of what you are to take into consideration as you choose a church, top in the list we see the need to assess the church and see whether it is living by its teachings or not. Generally, what we see in our religious landscape as a nation is that this is one that has been fast growing and changing and as a result of this, we see a number of establishments coming up on a near daily basis in the name of “church” and as a matter of fact, they all will lay claim to them having the “truth” you seek. In as much as they all lay claim to having the truth, you should be wise when making your decision for church on the platform of the truth that they so claim to have as we have had truth distorted and has become more of a relative subject, resulting in an abundance of error within the “church”. When assessing the teachings of the church and what they live by as a church, your sole basis for evaluating their truth is by looking at their allegiance to the Word of God, Scripture. Their doctrines, practices and everything they do as a church should be those that are reflected or informed by the Word of God. Ensure that the church is indeed an embodiment of the person of Jesus Christ, they say they are ambassador of. Thus we see the fact that when it comes to the need to find a church that is true and faithful to join, there are only two things that you should be as particular with and these are; the preaching and teaching of the Word of God and the sacraments and how they are administered in the church. The following is a detailed look at these two.
One thing that you need to know of is that a church will only be defined by the kind of teachings it has and for a good one, they are to be known for teaching and preaching nothing other than the word of God in whole. The focus should be on the person and works of Christ Jesus.