find a doctrinally sound church
I often receive emails from people seeking help in finding a good, doctrinally sound church. The first place I check is The Master’s Seminary website. The Master’s Seminary (TMS) is, in my estimation, the best theological seminary in the United States. It is committed to instilling in its men a high view of God and His sovereignty, a high view of scripture, and a commitment to both expository preaching and a plurality of elders church polity. At TMS’s website you can search for a church near you that is pastored by a graduate of that institution. This is not to guarantee that 100% of these churches are healthy, but the vast majority would be.
Having a good, doctrinally sound church is of paramount importance to the life of a Christian. Even in you cannot find a good church near you, find the closest one and attend as often as you can. It is better to go to a good church once or twice a month than a bad one every week. Even if the church is far away, visit and tell the elders your situation. If they do not know of a good church closer to you (and often they will) I am sure they will be happy to work with you. Let me hasten to add that I am by no means saying that all good churches are pastored by a TMS graduate because that is certainly not the case. This is just the first website I check.
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