Eleven Practical Things to Look for in a Church Home
10. Near Your Community: Is your church near your community? It's very hard to get your neighbors or coworkers to visit your church when it's 45 minutes away from your community. The New Testament shows us an example of churches in every city (yes, I'm aware that they didn't have cars to travel distances...), and I think that's a very practical example for us to follow. Grace is somewhere between 5-10 minutes away from us (depending on Monroeville traffic!) and this closeness allows us to often invite our neighbor, old man Dave, to join us. He hasn't accepted yet, but it's close enough that we feel like we can invite him. Also, it is easier for us to be involved throughout the week when it's near to our crazy lives. Our last church was almost 30 minutes away. We lost about an hour in travel every time we were there....makes it hard to want to make that trip when you are tired after a long day at work... We have really enjoyed being so close, and therefore easily involved at Grace.
Praising Him for directing us to our church home,