For many, attending church is not all about the religious part. You know, sermons, pulpits, and the Bible. What if I told you many people attend church gatherings for the social aspect? As humans, we are wired to need other humans. This need is mostly fulfilled by family and friends. However, sometimes we need more and regular church attendance certainly fills the bill. I am not saying this is the primary reason for church, but it certainly ranks near the top. It is also one of the solutions to the division and anger prevalent in our society. When you share basic values with others and gather with them regularly, it reinforces your own values. When the groups you associate with believe in healing, love, and acceptance, your ability to do those things also increases.
Finding The Right Church
There are as many different, churches, mosques, and synagogs as there are stars in the sky. That may be an exaggeration but you get the idea. Even if you are not particularly biblical, there is somewhere for you. In short, there is no “one size fits all” in religion. It is up to each of us to decide where we fit and it may take a lot of investigation and visits. In an extreme situation, some folks just get together and start their own church. Wherever you may end up, the main focus has to be on togetherness. Your church should focus on helping people, healing wounds, and spreading that love and concern as far as you can. There is no perfect worship, no religion or sect has all the answers. It is up to you to decide where your beliefs and desires fit in best.
I’m not talking about supporting church raffles by buying tickets. Attending a 1-hour service each Sunday is great, but actions speak louder than words. If the church you choose is not out there in the community helping people, you may need to keep looking. When your chosen place of worship is more concerned with the book words, rather than the meaning and importance of the words, you may need to keep looking. If, however, the group you chose raises funds for the homeless or runs a food bank or does any of the other things that less fortunate citizens needs, you have found a home.
The Beacon Center – A Home For Your Church
Whether you belong to a church that needs a home or you are starting your own church, The Beacon Center is where you should settle. Our venue is perfect for services and our location is central to most of the valley. We believe that helping people, honesty, and fairness are the cornerstones of life. The very same values that every religion shares. If you need a home for your worship group, just visit our website. Schedule a tour for you and your church leaders. We can show you how to bring your parishioners together in a bright, open, caring environment in our venue.