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September 11, 2011

Torn between 2 Churches

I already wanted to commit myself to a church but I’m confused because I’m torn between two churches. How will I know where God wants me to be?
I experienced a similar thing when I was in High School. I grew up in an evangelical church and really loved my church. At the same time I got introduced to Victory and started attending there weekly service. I was torn between the two churches. Here are some of the deciding factors why I moved.
1. Vision of the church.
It is important to know what the vision of the church is. Are you sold out with the vision of the church??? When I saw the vision being lived out in the church, it was a major deciding factor.
2. What is God saying to you.
I had to wrestle with God. Do I stay with my former church or should I leave. I had to talk to my former church about my leaving and made sure I did not bring anybody with me on the move.
One thing that we have to be careful of is to stay in a church out of pity and not out of obedience to God. I have heard people who stayed in the church because they feel they can save the church. We have to remind ourselves that we are not Jesus and we are not the reason why the church would experience revival.
3. Room for growth.
Not just in spiritual feeding but opportunity for ministry. The church’s role is to go and make disciples. If the church ceases to make disciples, it ceases to exist as a biblical church. Choose a church that is serious about fulfilling the great commission.Don’t choose a church with a consumer mentality. Choose a church where you can grow spiritually through the proper preaching of God’s Word and opportunities for you to make disciples
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