Do you have to attend church to be a Christian?
Christianity va Church Attendance
As you will discover in the Bible, very little is mentioned concerning church attendance. One of the reasons for this is that there were no churches to attend. Christianity was new, and no churches as we have today, had been organized.
While church attendance is not required for a person to become a Christian, you want to be in a public place of worship for the purpose of adding spiritual strength to your life and to mature your Christian growth. In the book of 1 John, chapter 1, verse 7 you can read about this advantage of attending church. This same concept of meeting together can also be read in Romans chapter 16, verse 5. Attending a church is also a place for at least three things: an opportunity for worship, education, and fellowship with other Christians.
Here is a quick story of illustrate why you should join in a church service and /or fellowship: take a lump of hot coal from a fire and put it by itself and it will soon burn out. It's gets it's strength from being near other lumps of coal.