Why come to Church?

Why do people come to church and what difference does it make ?

We asked these questions to people who come to our services. Here’s some of their responses :-

Why do you come to church ?

  • To meet with God & enjoy fellowship with my friends
  • To worship God. To gain inspiration and to learn from the faith of others.
  • To learn about Jesus and God
  • Because I want to share with fellow Christians in praising and expressing the wonderful love that our Father has shown to us and through others.
  • Because I love to worship God in the company of my Church family, and I love to receive teaching and help to understand God’s word.
  • To be encouraged and equipped for living
  • To help me prepare for the week ahead.
  • Renewal of faith – a top up
  • To give thanks and be all I can for others
  • To be inspired in my walk of faith and to support others in their walk
  • To put myself right with God and feel God’s presence
  • Because church helps me to socialize with other people also it gives me a chance to communicate with God. This is because in situations I need God’s guidance to help me in difficult situations.
  • It’s my alternative home and family
  • To have time to think
  • I enjoy singing the hymns
  • I come to give thanks for many blessings, to share news, to ask for and receive forgiveness, and to intercede for many people and our community and world peace.
  • It is nice to be part of a big caring family. I want my baby boy to grow up knowing the meaning of having faith.
  • It’s part of my routine and if I don’t go then it doesn’t feel right. E.g. – on holiday it feels like something is missing.
  • For the Children – Sunday School
  • To love my family and friends and people unconditionally.
  • A good quiet time for reflection.
  • To help me to understand the world around me better.
  • I enjoy it.
  • Gives me time to reflect on my life and my daughter enjoys the fun activities
  • To give my son an understanding of Church, to let him mix with other children.
  • Opportunity for worship and bible teaching.

What difference has it made to you?

  • Able to get through the week knowing I am God’s child
  • We experience a great (input?) spiritually.
  • It strengthens my faith and give me hope for the future.
  • Recently helped me through a trying time.
  •  I could not function in life without regular attendance at church.
  • If I miss it I start to wilt.
  • On going hope.
  • It gives my life a purpose
  • The knowledge that, with God’s help, I can face whatever the walk will bring.
  • I am more confident sharing my faith with others.
  • It is my life, everything to me, every aspect of my life is blessed through God’s love for me.
  • The “world” of difference.
  • This has made a big difference because it made me have a chance to talk with God. It made me be myself and who I am. More to the point I communicate with other people and there are people who can help me.
  • Helped us have a more regular conversation with God and learn more.
  • I feel part of something good. My children realise the importance of care and love for others. To think about the bigger picture of life and regain perspective.
  • Made me who I am.
  • Over the years knowing God has got me through tough times. As a teenager I could have easily lost sight of my dreams and taken a very different path in life. Knowing God has meant I have fulfilled my dreams and now have a wonderful husband and child.
  • Keeps family involved with church
  • Friends made.
  • More of a sense of purpose
  • Enjoyable experience.
  • My Son asks to come, he asks when the next Messy Church is. He looks forward to coming, and asks questions afterwards.
  • Helps to keep us on the right road
  • Opportunity to meet people in the area and to get involved in the community.

What difference would it make to you? Why not give it a try?

 

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