Attending church is the most important thing you can do as a religious believer. However, many people who consider themselves to be religious do not spend enough time at their church. It is no secret that there has been a decreased number of people attending church lately. The main reason is because people are very busy nowadays. People spend the majority of their time working and handling everyday responsibilities throughout the week. And when the weekend finally arrives, all they want to do is relax and spend time with their families.
Many people spend their Sundays lounging around and believe all it takes is praying at home; therefore, they end up skipping church. For many, church feels like an obligation. But what they don’t know is that attending church has many perks. Studies have shown that families that attend church regularly are stronger than those who don’t.
Attending church regularly has many perks for you and your family. So if you were thinking about skipping church this Sunday, we’ll show you why you need to make it a point to go to church every week. With that in mind, here are the top perks of attending a good church, like the Cornerstone Church.
You Experience a Great Community
One of the great things about attending church regularly is that you have the opportunity to involve yourself with your community. For most people, their church is a place to mingle with local friends and catch up on the week’s events. Not only is a great place to pray, but it’s an excellent opportunity socialize within the community. Many people who attend church regularly create good friendships there and look forward to coming every Sunday. Therefore, attending church will foster a sense of community as you participate in activities like:
- Group Bible studies
- Focus groups for the youth
- Music rehearsals
- Community events
These things help friendships and relationships develop. Having a great support system can be beneficial for your life, especially if you’re going through a difficult time or need some extra encouragement if you’re facing a challenging situation.
Families who attend church together are likely to spend more time together outside of church. Why? Because they have a strong sense of family.
It Guides Children to a Good Path
Children who attend church regularly are less likely to get involved in criminal activities or engage in bad behaviors. This is because church encourages positive behaviors, not negative ones. A good church will guide children in the right direction and give them the inspiration and skills they need to be good people. Kids have a tendency of wanting to fit in, which is why having a great community to fit into is priceless.
When a family attends church on a regular basis, they’re more likely to get into a good routine. This routine can be beneficial in many aspects of life. While you obviously don’t need to have every second of your life planned out, it can help to have a routine in order to stay organized and to ensure you accomplish goals in life. Another bonus of having a routine is that it keeps children busy. Kids love having routines because it helps them thrive. Many behavioral problems can be tracked back to a lack of daily routines. Everyone benefits from having routines, so you should encourage attending church as a family as part of your weekend routine.
It Teaches Compassion
Many churches, like ours here at the Cornerstone Church, are involved in community outreach and charity programs that you and your children can also become a part of. This can be a great way for you to teach your children compassion. It is no secret that many people lack compassion nowadays, and it’s certainly something you want your children to have. Teaching them how to be compassionate can make a huge difference in their lives and in the world.
You Hear the True Words of God
Great churches, like Cornerstone Church, speak nothing but the word of God. It’s in our DNA to do so. Attending church regularly will give you the benefit of hearing the true words of God. You will learn everything about God and how he walked on earth. You will learn how he spoke the truth and changed the world. Attending church regularly will make you a more loving person as you hear how God loved everyone, including his enemies.
Your Family Reaps Life-Changing Blessings
When it comes to attending church, the best benefit you and your family will receive are life-changing blessings straight from God. The blessings will go on and on and create a ripple effect. Those who believe first will immediately tell family members and make them believers too. This is why you and your family need to attend church regularly and get excited to do so. You need to receive the word of God in your heart and spread the love to others around you.
The greatest benefit of attending church on a regular basis is to experience the love the Lord brings you. Just as you love your children, God loves you and wants you and your family to come to church. Of course, spending your Sundays lounging around doing nothing might be relaxing, but a better option is to come see God and listen to the things he has to say. We are waiting for you and your family at the Cornerstone Church and hope to see you this Sunday!