“God is everywhere, right? Why do I have to go to church every Sunday?”
We could just tell you that you have to go to church because the Bible says so. The author of the Book of Hebrews, in chapter 10, advises the ancient church not to neglect gathering together- advice that applies to us, too. Gathering for shared worship is simply part of the faithful Christian life.
Why does the author say this, though? Is there a deeper reason?
In that passage from Hebrews, the author contrasts neglecting to gather for worship with one of the purposes of the church. S/he writes, “let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds.”
That’s one of our jobs, when we gather together for church. We’re here to encourage each other, to support each other, to lift one another in prayer, to help one another live lives that are holy. We’re here to spur one another on.
Fellowship matters, to put it simply. Friendship matters. Having a church family matters. You can’t do this life alone, and why should you try?
We would like to be that family for you. Will you come and fellowship with us?