Many people may not realize that Christian church is not the same as any other church. There are many ways that the teachings of the Bible can be applied to your life. Read on for some suggestions.
“My Christian church doesn’t really understand me. It doesn’t really know me, or my situation. My pastor may not know the great parts of my life. He’s just listening to what I’m trying to tell him, and it’s never enough.”
Unfortunately, this kind of thing often happens. Sometimes Christians get caught up in a kind of preaching that just isn’t suited to the problem at hand.
“I feel like the preacher is telling us about the great things that happened in our lives, but not telling us how to get there. I need a church that knows me, so I can move ahead in my journey.”
What do you think will happen when you invite someone who wants to attend your church into your life? Your listener’s mind will be blown, but it won’t be by what you’re sharing.
If you’re in a position where you know that the pastor or church elder isn’t really giving you the type of treatment that you want, the first thing you should do is to get back out on the street and start meeting people. You’ll find that you’re able to meet new people in your everyday life.
The second thing you should do is to start forming new friends. You can do this by joining a church youth group. A great way to build new friendships is by having your church focus groups.
“The fellowship group is really nice because the discussion can be about anything and I get to know some ofthe people. Plus, I get to go with them on trips.
“It’s great to go with other people in the youth group and it keeps us all together. I’d love to be part of the church. I just want to belong.
“We know that we’re going to church every day, but sometimes we don’t want to hear all of the songs, but we want to have fun. We know we’re going to church every day, but it would be nice to have some time away from it.”
It can be difficult to get comfortable with your church, especially if you find yourself being treated poorly. A way to make your church truly welcome to you is to start attending on a regular basis.
“I have so many new friends that I didn’t even know existed, and it’s all thanks to the meetings. I’ve never felt so loved and cared for, and I’m not alone at all.”