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Church hunting.

Being that my husband is a preacher, we see a lot of people come and go from time to time. A phrase I hear a lot is "church hunting", people are out searching for a church that "fits".

I cannot stress the importance of finding the "right church", and I'm so glad that people are looking. However, I worry a little bit about what our standards are for the "right fit". The check list usually consists of the same things: good relationships, the right worship style, the right size, the right preaching, the right programs for our kids. One thing I have never heard anyone looking for? God's will.

I breaks my heart because the whole point of the church is to bring glory to God. Not to have something fun to do on Sunday, or to have just the right group of friends our age, or even necessarily to feel closer to God. But to be closer to God by helping each other become like him.

Have you ever avoided visiting a church because they only ha…

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