If we can worship anywhere, why go to church?
There are many Christians who love going to church but there are also many Christians who don’t. It has become increasingly popular for Christians to stay at home and find alternative methods to practice their faith including prayer, meditation and personal Bible study. Many people have a personal relationship with God and don’t feel the need to go to church. God will not love you less for not attending church but in the bible we are called to worship together.
Church is commonly understood to be a building used for public Christian worship but the bible defines the church as the people - the local assembly or group of believers. From this, we see that church is not something we do individually. It is something we do collectively. A very important aspect of Christian life is not just what you do by yourself but also what you do together with other people.
The Bible says, “Some people have gotten out of the habit of meeting for worship. But we must not do that. We should keep on encouraging each other, especially since you know that the day of the Lord’s coming is getting closer” Hebrews 10:25.
Church is a place where we gather for worship, where we go to be inspired to model our lives after Jesus’, to live more Godly lives, and to discover our sense of purpose. Church is also a place where through fellowship we support one another. Biblically, the church is considered to be the ‘family of God’. We understand family to be a group that is mutually dependent on each other and that is the same for the ‘church of God’.
There are many reasons Christians make for not liking or going to church. But church helps us see that we are here to serve and to love. Instead of occasionally going to church or shutting it off all together, make church attendance a priority. It is a part of who we are as believers. Yes, there are a million other things we could be doing on a Sunday but none of these reasons outweigh being in fellowship and mission. This is what God wants for you.
Through this website I will try to share my views and experiences of Meeting God in the Everyday.
I am a wife, sister, friend and in the past I have been a nurse in the NHS, an Acupuncturist and since 2014 I've been an ordained minister in the Church of England. At the moment I am the vicar of four rural parishes in South Warwickshire.
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