Pastor Charles (Chuck) Spindler
There are two primary institutions that God set into place marriage/family (Genesis 2:24) and the church (Matthew 16:18). Just as one seeks to commit one’s life to a spouse, a person’s relationship to the church is vitally important.
If you are looking for a church home, I would give you the same advice I would give to a couple wanting to be married. Look carefully before “taking the leap.” Like marriage, church membership is a committing oneself to a life time of love and service. It is important to get to know a local church by attending worship, small group, Bible studies and talking to individual members.
It is crucial that you pray, asking God to help you see how He would have you fit into a local church. God uses us based upon our gifts, passions, experiences and the personalities we have. The Bible says that when a person joins a church, they become part of the body and have a useful function to perform in the church just as the parts of the physical body perform tasks. While you may be uncertain what that function is initially, you must be willing to allow God to show you.
If you are looking for a church home, we would welcome you as our guest any time.
Pastor Chuck Spindler