People leave their churches for all sorts of reasons. It’s partly because it’s easier to travel today. Depending on where you live in the world, there might be hundreds of churches within a one-hour drive from your home, and this has not been the case for much of history. But it’s clearly more than just ease of travel that has caused people to leave their churches so casually as it wouldn’t matter how many churches were nearby if members felt that they had a strong commitment to one another. So when should you leave a church, and is there a right and wrong way to do it? (We think the answer is “Yes!”)
In this episode, we walk through the issues and responsibilities associated with leaving your church. We start off by talking about the purpose of the local church, and the responsibility that we have to one another, and to the body as a whole. We discuss what it means to love one another and to bear one another’s sins and burdens and we look at specific scriptures that help us to put our church’s spiritual state into proper focus. We also talk about normal and exceptional reasons that cause people to leave a church and how easy it is to fabricate a “justifiable” reason to leave. The Christian life is not meant to be without difficulty and God has designed the church to be a place of growth, comfort, and primarily service to Him. When we think of the church incorrectly, it affects our ability to love one another and to serve God. Please join us as we discuss this very important topic.
Production of Reformation Baptist Church of Youngsville, NC
Hosts – Dan Horn, Jonathan Sides, Charles Churchill and Joshua Horn
Technical Director – Timothy Kaiser
Theme Music – Gabriel Hudelson