When you know it’s time for a change of church
How often have you changed churches? I personally have only changed churches once in my life and that was when I switched from going to a Catholic church to a non-denominational church. Changing churches can be difficult and emotional depending on why you made the decision to change churches. For me it was an exciting time because I knew that I have wanted more community and more people my age in the congregation.
There are a few reasons why you would change churches. One is because you don’t believe in what the churches teaching or believe in the denomination you are currently a part of which was my case as to why I changed the church I was attending back into thousand 12. Another reason why you would change churches is if you no longer feel comfortable in the church you were in despite what they’re teaching. This may include the congregation diversity or how service is organized.
So when is it time to make a change in the church that you attend?
- The first sign that I will mention is sort of a taboo subject, but it is when you no longer feel like going to church. Now of course we would want to go to church if we are Christian and less you are one that doesn’t believe in organized religion of sorts, but I’m talking about those who like going to church otherwise. If you no longer feel like going to church and can’t quite pinpoint the reason why, it may be time for a change.
- It also may be a time for a change in the church that you attend when you no longer feel like you are believing with what the pastor has to say. Unfortunately, we have to worry about the danger of false prophets or false preachers. These are men and women who take Bible verses out of context and use them to promote their own propaganda in away. The Bible is meant to be taken in context which means that it may seem like it’s contradicting itself when you move from the Old Testament to the New Testament. But that doesn’t mean that God is contradicting himself. It just means that whatever is being said in the New Testament is according to the new covenant that Jesus brought when he came to earth instead of the old testament which has the old covenant that God made with the patriarchs and profits. But that is a completely different blog post.
- It may be time for a change in church when you no longer feel connected to the people that you were surrounded by in the congregation. Sure, these people maybe your friends but that doesn’t mean that you have a connection with them in a spiritual way. You may get along and believe in the same things, but that doesn’t mean that there’s a connection. You know there’s a connection when you just feel overwhelmed with joy when you are in their presence and that you can truly talk about absolutely anything with those people and feel comfortable with them. Congregations are always changing. I actually have a friend who is currently in the process of wanting to switch churches because the church she currently goes to is made up of many young people. As a young person, this can be great! But when it comes to a church, we need an older generation that we can learn from and gain inspiration from their wisdom which is what she has been yearning for.
Not all change is bad. You just need to know WHEN to make the change.
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