Top 10 Reasons to Stay in Your Church

3 Jun

I had an earlier post about reasons one might look for another church. I think there are a lot of reasons people come up with and think they should leave a local assembly, but are not actually viable reasons to bolt from an assembly. The church is a family, the family of God. Families sometimes go through rough times, but they’re still a family. Families work through difficulties.

While there may be many reasons someone may move on from a church, there are reasons to stay too. In no particular order:

  1. The church is intentionally engaged in discipleship.
  2. Personal accountability is demonstrated by leadership.
  3. Church leadership is transparent.
  4. The pastor preaches expositionally and actually uses the Bible.
  5. The church is intentionally engaged in outreach.
  6. The church has clearly  delineated expectations from members.
  7. Church members are growing in their relationship with Christ (related to #1, 4, and 9).
  8. Church members are actively engaged in connecting to one another.
  9. The church is doctrinally solid.
  10. The pastor is an avid LOST fan.

Stay tuned for the top 10 LAME reasons to leave a church.


3 Responses to “Top 10 Reasons to Stay in Your Church”

  1. kenschmidt June 3, 2010 at 7:54 am #

    You had me at reason #10!

  2. Kerry Doyal June 3, 2010 at 9:33 am #

    good stuff Ian


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