If you got raised in a Christian family that had strong Christian values, you know that going to church was more of a requirement than a choice. On Sunday, you automatically knew that you would be heading to church and no questions on that matter were entertained. Fast forward to twenty years later when you are all grown up and no longer under the instructions of your parents and you start questioning the rationale behind going to church. To put it in another way, you don’t just want to go to church, you want to know why. You may also consider it more convenient to just sit on your couch and follow a service on television thinking that the good old church is obsolete and only fit for old people. Apparently, attending the church service has loads of benefits just as it had many years back.
As much as we have changes all over the world due to improved technology that enables one to interact online with the pastor, the old Christian values instilled have not yet changed. They are much more relevant in today’s generation just as the olden days. When it comes to learning those Christian values that help in navigating the turbulence of our everyday lives, there is no better place to do that than from the church.
A good Christian church is also a good platform from which you can make a difference to the world around you. Christians are taught to be conscious with the welfare of the less fortunate in the society because of knowing that sharing is caring. Churches normally have outreach programs through which they are able to lend a helping hand to the less fortunate in society.
A good Christian church also offers a great opportunity to meet new friends and socialize. Contrary to some popular beliefs, the church-going people are not some holier than thou clique of society that is disconnected from the real world. You are likely to meet friends in church who are quite knowledgeable about what’s happening in the world and still strong in their faith. Meeting a friend in the church also means that you probably share the same beliefs, so you stand a better chance of forming a more long-lasting relationship with them.
Attending church services is also a sense of being accountable to the church members by and large and showing dedication. Christian believers live by Christian values for which they are accountable to God. Good behavior and self-discipline are inculcated into the lives of Christian believers through this sense of accountability. From this adherence to church values Christians live a satisfactory and fulfilled life and act as example to the rest of individuals that are not yet in church.