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Finding the Right Church or Ministry

How to Find the Right Church or Christian Ministry


Tim Leahy

The short answer to finding the right Church or Christian Ministry is that it is biblical. That means that the Church or ministry believes that the Bible is the Word of God (1 Thessalonians 2:13). That the Bible is the only inspired, infallible, inerrant revelation the Creator gave to humanity (2 Peter 1:20-21; 2 Timothy 3:15-17). It means that the Church or ministry believes and teaches what God’s Word says, and is committed to living out what God says about following Him His way.

A biblical Church or ministry believes that Jesus is the Messiah, the Savior of the world (Luke 2:11, Matthew 1:21; Acts 4:12), and the only way to God (John 14:6), the Creator of the universe (Genesis 1:1).

Click here for additional biblical beliefs that are essential in finding the right Church or ministry.

Finding the right Church or Christian ministry takes time and patients to find. Just because they say they’re a Christian Church or ministry does not mean they are. Unfortunately, not every church or ministry is biblical in its belief and practices.

Before going to the Church or ministry, check them out online. Go to their “About” page and read through their “Statement of Faith” or “beliefs” to make sure they line up closely with an orthodox historical statement of faith like this.

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Reach Statement of Faith

  • We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God.
    1 Thessalonians 2:13; 2 Timothy 3:15-17
  • We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Matthew 28:19; John 10:30; Ephesians 4:4-6
  • We believe in the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood on the cross, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory. Matthew 1:23; John 1:1-4 and 1:29; Acts 1:11 and 2:22-24; Romans 8:34; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Philippians 2:5-11; Hebrews 1:1-4 and 4:15
  • We believe that all people everywhere are separated from God and face the judgment of God, that Jesus Christ is the only way of salvation, and that for the salvation of lost and sinful people, repentance of sin and faith in Jesus Christ results in regeneration by the Holy Spirit. Luke 24:46-47; John 14:6; Acts 4:12; Romans 3:23; 2 Corinthians 5:10-11; Ephesians 1:7 and 2:8-9; Titus 3:4-7
  • We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, whose indwelling enables the Christian to live a godly life. John 3:5-8; Acts 1:8, 4:31; Romans 8:9; 1 Corinthians 2:14; Galatians 5:16-18; Ephesians 6:12; Colossians 2:6-10
  • We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; the saved unto the resurrection of eternal life and the lost unto the resurrection of damnation and eternal punishment. 1 Corinthians 15:51-57; Revelation 20:11-15
  • We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in the Lord Jesus Christ and that all true believers are members of His body, the church. 1 Corinthians 12:12, 27; Ephesians 1:22-23
  • We believe that the ministry of evangelism and discipleship is a responsibility of all followers of Jesus Christ. Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 1:8; Romans 10:9-15; 1 Peter 3:15
  • We believe God’s plan for human sexuality is to be expressed only within the context of marriage, that God created man and woman as unique biological persons made to complete each other. God instituted monogamous marriage between male and female as the foundation of the family and the basic structure of human society. For this reason, we believe that marriage is exclusively the union of one genetic male and one genetic female. Genesis 2:24; Matthew 19:5-6; Mark 10:6-9; Romans 1:26-27; 1 Corinthians 6:9
  • We believe that we must dedicate ourselves to prayer, to the service of our Lord, to His authority over our lives, and to the ministry of evangelism. Matthew 9:35-38; 22:37-39, and 28:18-20; Acts 1:8; Romans 10:9-15 and 12:20-21; Galatians 6:10; Colossians 2:6-10; 1 Peter 3:15
  • We believe that human life is sacred from conception to its natural end; and that we must have concern for the physical and spiritual needs of our fellowmen. Psalm 139:13; Isaiah 49:1; Jeremiah 1:5; Matthew 22:37-39; Romans 12:20-21; Galatians 6:10