If you live near a number of gospel-preaching churches, how do you decide which body is best for you to join? Pastor John suggests nine steps.
It seems like every week we get emailed this question: How do I find a good local church? And we finally address the question today, in the form of an email from an anonymous woman. “Dear Pastor John, here’s my situation: I moved to a new city and there are (wonderfully!) a number of doctrinally faithful churches in my area of town. It’s a great problem to have, I know. If you were in my situation, how would you narrow down these good options? I don’t want to make a decision based merely on my preferences. But what role do preferences make in a church decision like mine?”