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There are a lot of churches in every city.  Finding a good church can be a daunting task.

There are denominational, non-denominational, fellowship gatherings, and many other forms of church organizations.  So, how does one know which is a good church home?  How does one access a church’s faithfulness in doctrine,  quality of teaching, and the culture and mission of a church?  It often takes quite a bit of time to “get to know” a church, ie. its leadership and members. Therefore, we suggest the best way to qualify a church is to judge it using God’s word.  

Does the church believe and teach the following core beliefs of Christianity?
  • The Bible is true, inerrant, and good for doctrine, reproof, correction, and instruction in righteousness.
  • God created the heavens and earth and all that is in them.
  • God created man in His image.
  • All was perfect until man sinned.
  • God, in His amazing love and abundant mercy, promised to send a redeemer to save mankind.
  • That redeemer is Jesus and He is God.
  • Jesus came to earth, born of a virgin, incarnate in the flesh, to redeem man.
  • He died to pay for man’s sins, was buried, and rose again. In doing so, He opened the way for mankind to come to God and have eternal life with Him
  • Jesus forgives and saves repentant sinners by grace through faith, not of works (Eph 2:8-9)
  • The Church is the body of Christ, therefore, Jesus is the Head of the Body, ie. the Church.
  • The mission of all biblical churches is to grow in knowledge and love of God through His Word, and to demonstrate our love for God by loving and serving others.
  • Jesus will return and He will make all things new.

The closer a church adheres to the individual core teachings found in God’s Word, and functions consistent with all of God’s Word, the more a church honors God.  Again, finding a good church is not always easy….but it is worth it. Look for a Bible-believing, Bible-teaching church, that loves God, loves others, and desires to serve and honor God.  Read more about core beliefs: What is IVDARR?

A Starting Place

Below are some directories of churches that might help in finding a church near you.  These denominations/associations are known to be biblically faithful, but understand that every church has its own unique identity, beliefs, and practices.  This list is simply a way to begin your search.  Also, ask other Christians about churches in your area.  And always, pray that God directs your search and opens your eyes to see, your ears to hear, and your mind to discern, at which church He would like you to find a home.



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