If you were brought up in a Christian family with strong Christian values, going to church was not a choice, it was a requirement. It was a routine to prepare yourself for church every Sunday. But now, twenty years later, when you’re no longer under the strict command of your mum and dad, all of a sudden you start questioning the importance of going to church. In other words, you want to know the reason behind going to church. 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it more convenient to just sit on your couch and follow a service on television thinking that the good old church is obsolete and only fit for old people.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.
The rapid change that is being felt across the world notwithstanding, which is primarily driven by technology, one thing that has remained the same are the Christian values that are taught in church. 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. A majority of churches give a helping hand to the less fortunate in the society through their outreach programs.
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 also helps to create a sense of accountability to the believers. Christian believers live by Christian values for which they are accountable to God. A sense of accountability assist one inculcate self-discipline to the believers. 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.