4 Questions to Ask Before Joining a Church

Brian Croft is the senior pastor of Auburndale Baptist Church in Louisville, Kentucky. In a recent Gospel Coalition blog post he shares 4 Questions to Ask Before Joining a Church. They are all good questions, but what struck me the most were a couple paragraphs at the end of the article addressed to Christians without a church home. Croft wrote,

You and your family should feel a sense of persistent unease knowing that you are not in covenant fellowship with a local church and are not under the authority of under-shepherds caring for your souls. The freedom and absence of accountability many experience in the search for a new church can cause a sinful complacency.

In other words, you do not ever want to become comfortable being one of God’s sheep who has wandered away from the fellowship of the flock and the accountability of shepherds to care for you, even if that journey at the time feels fun and exciting.