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How To Like Your Church

Updated on February 24, 2012

Are you looking for a new church? Are you thinking of leaving your church? Are you wondering why you don't like your church?
Your church may not be the right fit for you, and it may be time for you to move on and find another place of worship. Or you might be surprised what would happen if you stay.
Here are a few suggestions to help you bless, and be blessed by your church family.

1.  Meet the pastor (if you haven't yet) and get to know him as a man and as a preacher. Learn about him and what makes him tick, to see if you get along as people; if you share the same beliefs, morals, and viewpoints. If you get along with him and like him as a man, then you'll be much more likely to appreciate and like his sermons & lessons.


2.  Begin taking notes during the sermon. Pay attention to what is being said and really absorb it, thinking about how to apply the lesson to your life and your faith. If you don't daydream, but pay attention to the sermon and take notes so you won't forget what was discussed, you'll have a much greater chance of enjoying it. And you'll probably even be enriched, changed on the inside, and blessed by the lessons you'll learn.

If you have a particular subject you'd like to learn more about, make the suggestion to your preacher.


3.  Get involved at church! Pick a ministry that interests you or that desperately needs more help, and get involved! Give your time, energy, and money, and you'll be surprised how much you will learn, meet new people like you, feel good about what you're doing, and feel closer to God.

Don't just show up every week (or only at major holidays) sit passively, then leave. If you get involved in something, no matter how small it may seem, you'll be an active member of your church family and you'll like your church much better. Your church will no longer be just a place where you sit & listen to someone speak about God, but it will become a dynamic atmosphere where you are part of a family of believers.


4. If you have children, enroll them in the Sunday School and daycare options that your church probably offers. The more involved your children are, the more involved you'll tend to be.

And if you're children love going to church, consider that a huge blessing!

If you don't have children but love working with children, volunteer to work in the nursery, help run Vacation Bible School (over the summer) or work with a ministry that serves neighborhood children.


5.  Make friends with other congregation members. Join a Bible study a "small group" meeting, or another group that meets on a weeknight. Or mentor a younger person from the church who wants to grow in their faith. Getting involved with small groups and Bible studies outside of church will help connect you with people who are in the same stage of life as you.

If you're a young single person, then get involved with other singles. If you're empty-nesters, then get together with others with grown children. Sometimes you can learn more about God while discussing with friends and like-minded individuals than you can in a church sanctuary. Bible studies are a great example of this.

  • These are ideas to help you get involved and learn more from your church and church family where you are. But sometimes you need to leave your current church and find a new one, if you've tried your best and it's not working out. There is nothing wrong with that.
  • This article is about all places of worship. Use this advice with your own discretion, and always do what you feel called & encouraged by God to do.

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      Rebecca Graf 

      9 years ago from Wisconsin

      We have so many that are "church-hoppers". Another thing to note in your list is some self-reflection. Are you only looking for what you can get out of it by way of friendships, position, etc. I've known so many people who change churches because they don't get the positions they want or the groups that want to get involved in are already full. We should be attending church to meet our spiritual needs and worshiping God not to be a person in charge or of importance.

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