Making a decision to join a Church might seem like an odd thing to do: “Aren’t they all irrelevant? Don’t they have lots of strange and outdated beliefs that you have to accept? With all sorts of rules that you have to follow? What if they don’t accept me for who I am?" For many people belonging to a Church is a vital and positive part of their lives. Church membership offers a supportive community, people with whom they hold shared values and links to a tradition and faith that goes back for over 2000 years. That is not to say that churches are stuck in the past; far from it.
To help you find a church that is right for you, you might want to consider:
You can get a taste of what a church is like by:
If your local church doesn’t seem right for you, don’t give up! Some people travel long distances to go to a particular church because of the type of community they find there.
If you’ve never been to a church or you’re coming back after a time away, it can be useful to know what happens in a church service. Services have three basic parts:
...and there is singing! Don’t worry if you’re not a good singer. Just give it a go!