Why consider Covenant of Grace?
If you aren't currently attending the Christian church where you're a member, we'd love to welcome you here! Jesus is more than just a great teacher - he alone has the words of life! Come observe and, as you're drawn by the Spirit of God, participate in worship that's vibrant and growth-oriented. Jesus gave his people the church as a shelter against the storms of the world and as a launching point for cultural transformation.
If you are currently a member at another church you need good reasons to consider leaving - it's not something to take lightly. In our experience, the following three questions can be helpful:
- Am I growing? Do I know more about God and myself now, do I love God more now, do I make more godly decisions now, than I did a year ago?
- Am I winning the battle against sin? Not sinless, but more holy than before. Am I actively struggling against my indwelling sin? Do I forgive more easily?
- Do I love worship? Does the worship service at my church help me answer "yes" to the first two questions? Would I even consider scheduling around worship - making it the primary thing on my calendar? Do I feel like something is missing when I skip for a week or two?
Many churches, including (we think!) ours, have wonderful people and great community. Sadly, we meet many Christians in Atlanta who love the people in their church but find the worship (preaching, music, liturgy) unhelpful or uninspiring. Worship should be a transformational tool in your life, recharging your soul with grace from God and equipping your mind and heart to love God and neighbor. (That's how we'll reach the lost in our communities as well!)
Wherever you're worshipping, and wherever you end up, if that can't be said of your current church you need to consider what you're going to do about it. The stakes are just to high to accept the status quo.
"So the church throughout all Judea and Galilee and Samaria had peace and was being built up. And walking in the fear of the Lord and in the comfort of the Holy Spirit, it multiplied." Acts 9:31 (ESV)