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Why should I be involved in church?

Psalm 84:4What joy for those who can live in your house, always singing your praises.

Acts 2:42-47All the believers devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching, and to fellowship. . . . A deep sense of awe came over them all. . . . And all the believers met together in one place. . . . They worshiped together . . . met in homes . . . and shared their meals with great joy and generosity—all the while praising God and enjoying the goodwill of all the people.

Even though God lives in the heart of every believer, he also lives in the community of the church. When the church is gathered together, it meets God in a special way. Just like actually being at a concert or sports event is so much more exciting than watching it on television, participating with other believers in worshiping God is so much more meaningful than worshiping alone.

Romans 12:4-5Just as our bodies have many parts and each part has a special function, so it is with Christ’s body. We are many parts of one body, and we all belong to each other.

God has given every believer special gifts—some are great organizers and administrators, while others are gifted musicians, teachers, and dishwashers! When everyone in the congregation uses their gifts to serve, the church becomes a powerful force for good, a strong witness for Jesus, and a mighty army to combat Satan’s attacks against God’s people in your community. The church needs you, for the body of Christ is not complete unless you are there!

Ephesians 4:16He makes the whole body fit together perfectly. As each part does its own special work, it helps the other parts grow, so that the whole body is healthy and growing and full of love.

1 Thessalonians 5:11So encourage each other and build each other up, just as you are already doing.

Good friends are a wonderful gift, but fellowship at church among other believers is unique because the living God is in your midst. The church brings people together who have a common perspective on life. Christian fellowship provides a place of honest sharing about the things that really matter, encouragement to stay strong in the face of temptation and persecution, and unique wisdom to deal with problems.