Why go to Church?

Before I begin, I want to make it clear that this is NOT going to become a mean spirited type of discussion. We are all sisters in Christ and we should act accordingly. If ANYONE posts a mean come back or has the profound need to force others to believe what they believe to the point of arguing, their comments will be deleted and never again approved on this site. So play NICE!

OK…on to the discussion part…

Do you go to church? Why or why not? Do you think it is something you should do? How do you think it affects your children either way? Share your thoughts…

Over the years, as I have lead Moms of Faith, I notice that there have been a lot of Mothers that do not attend church regularly. In fact there have been a lot of members and subscribers who have told me Moms of Faith and places like it are pretty much the only “church” they get.

Personally, I think going to church is VITAL to our Christian walk. We need church to build friendships with like-minded people, accountability, agreeing in prayer, spiritual growth, to honor our Daddy God and to participate in corporate worship. Also, as Mothers, we need to take the opportunity to counteract the world’s influence on our children and provide proper spiritual influence in their lives as well! <3

I have a couple Scriptures I thought would be good to share as well…

  • And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near. – Hebrews 10:25 (NLT)
  • For where two or three gather together as my followers, I am there among them. Matthew 18:20 (NLT)

OK, those are my thoughts…Now, please share your thoughts on the topic in a respectful manner…

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  1. Michelle on October 18, 2010 at 7:07 pm

    I must confess to having times when I really didn’t want to go to church and I’m a pastor’s wife! Whether it is because I am tired or discouraged about the direction that the ministry is going, or because of burnout due to the fact that we are called to serve at churches where we might not feel connected to the people, the enemy puts a wedge in our hearts when we are weak and creates doubts in our hearts about the whole “notion” of worship.

    And why does that usually happen? Because we forget to focus on Christ-the very reason we should joyfully go to worship and instead we focus our circumstances and fallible, imperfect people!

  2. Caterina Botterbusch on October 18, 2010 at 7:22 pm

    I agree…I think children need to understand the importance of being at church. What better way than to actually be with parents. I feel such a connection with my children at church. My parents never made it a priority to be with me at church. I went on my own. I wish I had that opportunity to be with them.

    I do understand how some people just don’t bond with others at church. I started a new church and it is taking me some time to adjust. I am trying to get more involved and meet new people. I am praying about it. The most important thing is that my child feels comfortable.

  3. Shelley on October 18, 2010 at 9:35 pm

    I am really having a hard time with this lately. I am a fairly new Christian of 4 years and we are at an awesome church (we thought), until we started getting involved in everything from nursery to clothing giveaway to trunk or treats. Our church has become very clickey?? and if you are not in that click, then you are on the outside looking in. But Jesus wanted us to fellowship with one another, to be the hands and feet. We are not the ones invited anymore, we are only called upon when labor for church tasks is needed or difficult “city” kids need to be dealt with by my husbands grace and patience. My heart is quickly hardening towards the people that I thought were supposed to accept me and I am growing very intolerant of this behavior. Jesus would surely not be happy with behavior and it makes me sick to my stomach. What do you do?? How do I get beyond this? I feel like the rest of the church goers are acting as if they are sheep and just going along with the status quo because the click works for them and that is even worse. I have seen people that have needed the love of Christ be driven out of the church because of this behavior. Any thoughts?? Just very confused?

  4. Angie Hott on October 18, 2010 at 10:42 pm

    I enjoy church and the opportunities for fellowship it creates. I feel that it is important, as parents, to create a church foundation for our children. Without this foundation, I would fear sending my children out into the world, or even off to school every day. Understandably, they will test their own faith; but as long as they have a basis in the knowledge of Jesus and what it is like to be a part of a church community, they will always have those “roots” no matter how far they may wonder away from God when they are older. Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.
    (Proverbs 22:6 ESV)
    Conflict will always be in church too… it’s just a slice of what’s going on in the world.

  5. Tracy Nettles on October 19, 2010 at 9:34 am

    This is really tough for us right now. We have 2 toddlers & they seem to keep a cold/cough/virus this time of year. The youngest still needs his morning nap & it comes right during church time. There is a nursery where we can leave them, but then the youngest doesn’t sleep & I’m afraid they will either pick up another illness or spread the ones they have. I’m hoping for the baby to grow out of the am nap soon & for the family to stay well, because I really need to go to church! We are new to the area & I want to feel & get connected.

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