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    Denomination & Faith Movement Discussions - Thread: What do you like most about the church you attend?

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      What do you like most about the church you attend?

      This is meant as a positive thread to give us a chance to tell each other the positives we see in the church we attend.

      I like how the church I attend reaches out and helps others. We have a big emphasis several times a year where we try to mobilize all of our church into serving. I think that is a big reason we are growing.

      I like the pastor's sermons for the most part also.

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      I like that the church I attend is liturgical and conservative and that the pastor properly distinguishes between Law and Gospel in his sermons. The people are mostly older and they're all very nice! I had people coming up to me telling me they were praying for me daily and that almost made me cry. So sweet!
      "Christianity does not require more work but more trust." Pr. Jonathan Fisk
      "Bearing fruit does not make you a branch. A branch is a branch because it grows from the vine." Pr. Jonathan Fisk
      "A Christian's life is not defined by what the Christian does. It is defined by Christ and what He has done for us." Pr. Rolf David Preus

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      Our pastor's calling is teaching and you can tell he puts a lot of thought into his sermons. It's really helped my wife, mother and sister who aren't the theology nut that I am.
      Last edited by Tigger; 12-19-2017 at 01:45 PM.

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      I agree. If it's solid preaching and consistent theology, Lutherans are among the best. If it's something else (like dignified worship or enhanced fellowship or mysticism or social action) it would be some other denomination.

      It's interesting to me how it is that a church can hit the right notes for one person...but not for the next one who finds what he needs in a different denomination.

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      One other thing I'd like to mention is that even though we shouldn't go to a church based on feelings, the past 2 churches I've belonged to I knew instantly that it was where I was supposed to be.
      "Christianity does not require more work but more trust." Pr. Jonathan Fisk
      "Bearing fruit does not make you a branch. A branch is a branch because it grows from the vine." Pr. Jonathan Fisk
      "A Christian's life is not defined by what the Christian does. It is defined by Christ and what He has done for us." Pr. Rolf David Preus

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      When you're bless with several choices in congregations as many of us are then holding out for the best fit over all can be the best way to go. The fact our congregation is also friendly added to my wife's attraction to keep attending which paid off in the long run.

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      Reasons (sort of in order)

      1. Sound, biblical theology (by far, the most important thing)
      2. Missional. It "gets it" that we are here to go and make disciples... Takes Great Commission seriously.
      3. Loving. There's genuine, caring, embracing, unconditional love... Takes Great Commandment seriously
      4. Liturgical, good worship and now weekly Sacrament....
      5. Good sermons, good pastor
      6. Close, friendly, caring.
      7. Embracing, non-judgmental.
      We are justified by works - just not our own.

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      1) Biblical theology and teaching directly from scripture.
      2) Grace is displayed from the elders down to toddlers.
      3) Great balance of age groups and ethnicity.
      4) Worship is holistic, meaning every word and deed is worship oriented.
      5) Unity in a diverse body of believers.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
      Our pastor's calling is teaching and you can tell he puts a lot of thought into his sermons. It's really helped my wife, mother and sister who aren't the theology nut that I am.
      It's a great and healthy thing for the whole church when the pastor is well prepared when he preaches and teaches

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      Quote Originally Posted by MennoSota View Post
      1) Biblical theology and teaching directly from scripture.
      2) Grace is displayed from the elders down to toddlers.
      3) Great balance of age groups and ethnicity.
      4) Worship is holistic, meaning every word and deed is worship oriented.
      5) Unity in a diverse body of believers.
      I will add that my church celebrated its 150th year of ministry two years ago. The history of faithful servants is a blessing that fits with Hebrews 12:1.

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