If you got raised in a Christian family that had strong Christian values, you know that going to church was more of a requirement than a choice. On Sunday, you automatically knew that you would be heading to church and no questions on that matter were entertained. Fast forward to twenty years later when you are all grown up and no longer under the instructions of your parents and you start questioning the rationale behind going to church. You become curious as to why it was it was a mandatory for you to attend the church services. Some individuals would rather sit down comfortably in a couch and follow the sermon as it progresses on television because of the mentality that going to church is a bit old fashioned. Surprisingly though, the benefits of attending the church today are just as significant as they were 50 years ago.
The rapid change that is being felt across the world notwithstanding, which is primarily driven by technology, one thing that has remained the same are the Christian values that are taught in church. They are just as relevant and applicable in today’s world just as they were in the olden days. A good Christian church is one of the best places from where you can learn these Christian values that ensure that you remain grounded as you navigate the turbulent seasons of life.
The church also offers a sound platform that you can use to positively transform the world around you. Christian values emphasize on caring for those who are less fortunate than we in the society. Churches normally have outreach programs through which they are able to lend a helping hand to the less fortunate in society.
The church is also a great place from where you can get to socialize and meet new friends. Contrary to some popular beliefs, the church-going people are not some holier than thou clique of society that is disconnected from the real world. Meeting new friends in church who are conversant with a real world event that is in accordance to christian belief. Meeting new people in church means you share the same beliefs and can stand a chance of having a lasting relation.
Attending church services also helps to create a sense of accountability to the believers. Christians believe that they are accountable to God by observing and keeping Christian values. Good behavior and self-discipline are inculcated into the lives of Christian believers through this sense of accountability. From this adherence to church values Christians live a satisfactory and fulfilled life and act as example to the rest of individuals that are not yet in church.