Christians know church is important, but sometimes it doesn't seem worth the effort to connect. An eclectic assortment of people with differing personalities, political views, and parenting styles can make for awkward interactions and difficult connections. What's the point of putting in the tough work to build relationships?
But the Bible says God's people ought to be bound together. It uses words like beloved, brothers and sisters, saints, and fellow laborers to describe their mutual relationship in the church.
In this book, Megan Hill answers a common question of churchgoers: What's so great about the church? With rich theology, practical direction, and study questions for group use, Hill encourages and equips both first-time visitors and regular members to delight in being a part of the local church no matter how messy and ordinary it seems today. It is only when God's people begin to see one another as the Lord sees them that they will truly find a place to belong.
- Examines what the Bible says about the priority and blessing of the church
- Encourages and equips readers for commitment to local church life
- Focuses on the relationships of the members to the church
- Includes discussion questions and further study recommendations for each chapter
- Audience: Church members; pastors and church leaders; readers investigating the local church; Sunday school and small-group leaders
A Place to Belong