How To Find the Right Church
a Complete Guide
SUDDENLY YOU FIND
YOURSELF IN ONE OF THESE CIRCUMSTANCES:
- RELOCATING TO A NEW COMMUNITY
- BEGINNING YOUR JOURNEY AS A NEW BELIEVER
- DEPARTING FROM YOUR CURRENT CHURCH
WHAT DO THEY HAVE IN COMMON?
It’s time to begin the search for a new church! But not just any old church will do. Finding the right one can be the difference between blessing and spiritual disaster. Where do you begin?
Enter How to
Find the Right Church. Pastor Donald Thomas draws from Scripture and 35 years
of ministry to serve as your companion and guide during this time of transition.
In these pages you’ll discover:
- Four good reasons for leaving a church
- A hands-on strategy for planning your search
- Eight essential marks of a good church
- What to do when you find the right church
- What to do if you can’t find the right church
Each short chapter also includes helpful questions to pose to church leaders, along with suggested resources for those who want to dig deeper. These timeless principles will help equip you, and your family, with the tools to find a good church now and in the future. Let the search begin
"In this book How to Find the Right Church, written by Pastor Donald Thomas you will find biblical and practical principles that will help you to make one of the most important decisions that you will ever make. For the spiritual growth of you and your family choosing the right church must be done in the right way and for the right reason. You will be guided in making that right, biblically based choice by the wise counsel you will find in this book."
Dr. Wayne Mack,
Elder/pastor at Lynnwood Baptist Church in Pretoria, South Africa, ACBC (Association of Certified Biblical Counselors), Member of the Academy, Director of ACBC Africa, Author of numerous books on Biblical Counseling and Christian Life Issues
"This book is full of Scriptural wisdom as it presents practical steps to finding a church home. I am sure that many will be blessed by it."
Associate Professor of Counseling and Practical Theology, Reformed Theological Seminary, Charlotte.
"My friend Don Thomas has written a very readable guide for people who are church-hunting that is broad in scope, brief in words, and biblical throughout! As a pastor for almost 50 years, I have watched many people come and go, often for reasons that were inappropriate or insufficient. Thomas discusses when it is right to join a church, and the circumstances in which it may be right or even necessary to leave a church. He provides solid counsel on what essential characteristics to look for in a church that will become your home, and how to distinguish essential issues from non-essentials and personal preferences. Especially helpful were sections at the end of each chapter on “Questions to Ask” and “Digging Deeper” (resources for further study). If you’re looking for a church, let this help guide you to the right people. If you’re a pastor, keep some on hand to give to visitors and to members of your flock who may be moving. Thank you, Don, for this practical and helpful tool!"
Bruce A. Ray,
Pastor and police, fire & ems chaplain, author,