Why join a church?

Why join a church?

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In the Gospel of Matthew, chapter 18, verse 20, Jesus tells his
disciples:  “For where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there
among them.” When we join together with other disciples, we join with
Jesus Christ in a unique way.  Just as humans thrive in community, so
does Christianity.  Our faith grows.  Our love for God grows.  Our
desire to love others grows.  In Christian community, we can cry
together, laugh together, rejoice together, serve together, worship
together.  Together, we learn more and more about how our individual
stories of God’s grace and love are interwoven by God’s wisdom, mercy,
and love.

Why join a church?  Because it helps us become more fully who God is
calling us to be, as individuals and as part of the world-wide Church of
Jesus Christ.