Choosing a church is no easy task. Some people choose a church by who has the best music program. Others choose a church by the charisma of the pastor.Still others may choose a church by the church’s worship style. I think there is a better method in choosing.
All churches fall into one of three categories.
In the Safe Church, the Safe Pastor finds the middle of the road and stays there. His message are “safe” : no challenge, no disturbing your comfort. His message will be based on a topic that has been settled for the majority of listeners. Getting along will matter more than anything else. Speaking of controversial topics is taboo.
FINAL WORD CHURCH
This church strives on controversy. When Hollywood’s favorites say something un-religious or Congress passes disputed legislation, the sermon for the coming Sunday is set. This church has the final say on all things: religious, social, political, and ethical. No need for thinking here; just sign of the dotted line of the church’s membership covenant and they will give you your position of everything.
At Maturing Church you will grapple with tough issues. You will be formed as a maturing follower of Jesus in a changing world. You will be exposed to other Christ-followers with different views. The goal at Maturing Church is continuing to grow in likeness to Jesus. You will be formed as a maturing follower of Jesus in a changing world.
What type of church will you choose?