Did you know that 50% of Americans belong to a church? With the addition of digital programs and live streams being added to weekly church services, going to church has never been easier.
You may picture large hats, singing choirs, or silent rooms full of strict religious worship, but not all churches fit that bill. While attending a weekly Sunday church service might not be at the top of everyone’s list, there are some surprising reasons why you should try to attend church at least once a month, if not weekly.
Continue reading to learn how attending a church service near you can benefit you and your family and why etching out a little time each week in your busy calendar is worth it.
If you are new to an area, a great place to start with meeting people is at church. The members will know things like the best auto care places, information about schools, and job opportunities.
Many people attend church to find friends and make connections. Attending church with like-minded people helps to strengthen budding relationships. Churches offer potlucks, picnics, bible studies, and game nights to help members of the congregation introduce themselves.
Growth for Children
If you have children or grandchildren, finding a church with a children’s or youth group is a good way for them to be around other kids with similar faith and values.
Some churches offer children’s classes at the same time as the parents on Sunday. There are congregations that offer youth and children’s groups throughout the week.
Bringing your kids with you to church will teach them to worship and attend alongside the adults in their lives.
For those who like to give back to the community or want to help others, going to Sunday services is a good way to learn about opportunities to serve. There will be members of the congregation who may need meals delivered, child care help, financial assistance, or even small things such as learning how to change a tire.
Putting together bags for the homeless, stuffing shoeboxes for members of the military, or making cards to send to local nursing homes are just a few ways that churches help out.
Strengthen Family Relationships
Attending church together gives spouses and children ways to grow as a family. When you go to church as a newly married couple, you are able to learn together.
As you attend Sunday church more, you may enjoy and talk about aspects of talks or sermons during Sunday dinner, or join a bible study for couples. Opportunities to share what you believe and to strengthen your faith together will come as you dive deeper into worship.
Find a Sunday Church Service Near You
Now that you know a few benefits from attending a Sunday church service, you can find a local assembly and begin attending. Keep trying, even if you don’t find one that you mesh with right away. There’s a congregation for everyone.
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