CHANGING YOUR HOME CHURCH?

 

What we believe:

1. Only leave a church because God has given you a definite release and direction. Be sure you move in the timing of the Lord. 
People are called to a local church body as members in particular. 
Don’t be AWOL. (1 Cor. 12:12-27; Acts 13:1-3)

2. Never leave a church because of an offense or hurt. Go through the proper channels to try to heal and restore relationships. 
(Matt. 18:15-17)

3. It is never right to divide a church. If you feel there is something wrong or out of order, first pray and ask God to reveal your own heart motivations. 
Let repentance start there first if necessary. Next, pray for the leadership. Cover them, love them, support them. Then, with God’s direction, 
go to the leader in a spirit of humility and love and share what God has given you. (1 Peter 4:8; James 3:13-18; 1 Cor. 1:10-11; 3:1-4; Titus 3:9-11; 1 Samuel 26:8-11)

4. If God has given you a definite release from the church, go to the pastor or elders and ask for their blessing to be sent. 
This will keep you from becoming uprooted and unfruitful and having to start all over in the new location. This also keeps you under the blessings of God. 
(Acts 15:36:41)