So those who received his word were baptized, and there were added that day about three thousand souls.

—Acts 2:41

When you come to know Christ, one of the things God wants is for you to make a commitment to a local church. 

Now, many people choose a church like they choose a restaurant, partaking of whatever is being offered. But if you haven’t done so already, I urge you to make a real commitment and to anchor yourself in particular to a local church. This is the pattern that the first followers of Christ practiced.

You see, church isn’t just some place you go or something you do. Church is a place to believe… a place to belong… a place to become more like Christ Jesus! Can you see the difference?  

At church we gain new perspective on life and on worship. We open God’s Word together and receive wisdom and instruction for our lives. And together we develop godly character.

When you’re around people who are living lives of faith and commitment in his church, you’ll get inspired to live that way, too. So get where God can bless you and where he can bless others through you. Make a commitment to a local church.

CHURCH IS A PLACE TO BELIEVE… A PLACE TO BELONG… A PLACE TO BECOME MORE LIKE CHRIST JESUS!