About 28% of Americans attend church on a regular basis. You may be one of them, or you may want to become one of them.
Either way, you’ve come to the right place.
Finding a Christian church can seem daunting at first, especially if you are not sure where to start. Luckily, this guide will walk you through how to find the church that is right for you.
Whether you are new to Franklin or about to move there, or if you have been praying and decided to go to church is the right move for you, this guide will help you find the right option!
1. Look for Guidance
Many people try to do things alone, yet, there’s no reason to. Having a community is there for a reason.
If you are looking for a church, you can look for guidance from others. This could be family, friends, and others that you meet can help you make the tough decision about which Christian churches you should be narrowing down to in the area.
If you are also not sure, you can always visit the different churches to figure out which one you fit best with.
Another great thing to do if you are moving to the Franklin area is to ask your current Pastor for referrals. The Christian community is a tight-knit one, so asking for referrals and figuring out which one would be best for you is a great idea, especially when you ask your Pastor as someone you trust.
2. Keep Praying
One thing you never want to stop doing is praying. When you are looking for guidance in your life (even if that is finding a new church for worship), prayer is always there.
When you pray for answers, God will give you them. It may take time and energy, but it is all worth it in the end. God wants you to ask for guidance, and he will deliver on that promise to you with the answers that you need, leading you in the right direction.
3. Ask Yourself Questions
Whether you are moving or not, you need to ask yourself some tough questions to figure out what you are looking for in a church. Here are a few things to consider.
Why am I Looking for a New Church?
If you are moving, you have your answer. However, if you decide to look for a new church when you are not moving, there may be a reason for this. You should reflect on that question to be honest with yourself to find the best new church for you.
What Do I Want in a New Church?
Before you even start looking for a new church, you need to know what you want out of a church.
Do you want the same denomination as yourself? Do you want a welcoming community? Do you want one close to your home?
These are important things to consider.
Here are a few other questions and considerations to keep in mind when looking for a new church:
- Do they have a Children’s program?
- How is the church ran and who runs it?
- Church service times
- Does the church have opportunities for you?
- Does the church have small groups to join?
- Does the church have an outreach program?
4. Do Your Research
When it comes time for you to narrow down your church list, you will want to do the right research. This could be a quick Google search to start but should become more in-depth as you start getting closer to the final few churches on your list.
For starters, check the website. Most churches these days have websites with information on them about the church and what the church believes in. They may have other resources you can dive into as well.
On the site, you may also find sermons from the pastor. By listening to the sermons, you can get a good feel for what the church believes in to determine if it is a good fit for you.
5. Visit the Church
The last thing you want to do on your journey of looking for a church is to visit a few churches that you have narrowed it down to.
When you visit a church, you will have a better feel for what to expect, their type of ministry and preaching, how the people are, if it is welcoming, and the overall vibe that you experience. You will know when you visit if it is a good fit for you.
While there, you can also talk to the church community and even people who volunteer or work there to get a better feel for it. By talking to others you can ask the questions you have been wanting to ask to ensure that you have all the information you need before making your choice.
Finding the Right Christian Church for You
When it comes to finding the right Christian church, there are a few steps that go into it. You want to ensure you are making the right choice, so following these steps will help you narrow down your search for the right church and lead you to where you need to be.
By letting God guide you, you have nothing to worry about!
If you want to learn more about Clearview Baptist Church, you can reach out to us today or visit to get to know who we are! We can’t wait to meet you and welcome you into our community!