Find a Church
In this section you'll look at praying as part of a church community and its importance.
Have you ever been a member of team but never turned up?
Could you ever be a member of a football team but never turn up for practice or for matches and still get to call yourself a member of that team?
Could you call yourself a member of marching band if you didn’t play an instrument?
Can you get fit by having a gym membership but never actually going to the gym?
Most people would probably answer no.
So can we explore who God is? Who Jesus is? Who the Holy Spirit? Without belonging to a church?
Well, you could argue yes. You could explore who God is, who Jesus is, who the Holy Spirit is by reading the Bible, by just studying books and not going to church.
So here’s why you can’t really find out who God is, who Jesus is, who the Holy Spirit is without belonging to a church. It’s much more fun exploring all this if you do this with others, if you studying together, if you question together. This could be something you do with friends or you find a local church link and with people who are also questioning:
• Who God is,
• Who Jesus is
• Who the Holy Spirit
Being part of a church will help you explore questions you might have. A church will also be there for you during your major life events.
• pray with you
• celebrate with you
• mourn with you,
• offer you support, friendship and advice through the ups and downs of life.
So go on, be part of something big, be part of a something that will support you throughout your life.
Need to find a church
Look at social networks such as Twitter or Facebook, review websites or talk to friends to find a church or congregation that suits your needs.
If you’ve already looked through ‘Pray’ in this this app, you have picked up that prayer is a form of communication. Prayer is how we talk with and listen to God. Its both that’s simple and that complicated. You wouldn’t have many friends if you didn’t at least, make time to talk with them.ResourceTotal current bookmarks 3
It’s not what you think it is. So before you switch off, just read on a little bit more. This might be what you are looking for as you explore what it means to have faith. Spiritual direction is not new to the 21st Century. It goes right back to the third century when people used to walk into the deserts to find wise men and women to ask their advice. Well the good news is that you don’t have to walk into the desert. The even better news is that it’s not all about advice. A spiritual director is guided by God’s spirit to listen to you.ResourceTotal current bookmarks 1