What is The Right Time to Leave a Church?
Series 01 Straight Truth Podcast
In the latest episode of the Straight Truth Podcast, Dr. Josh Philpot and Dr. Richard Caldwell explore the nuanced issue of when it's appropriate to leave a church. They argue that decisions should be based on biblical principles rather than personal preferences like service length or amenities. Dr. Caldwell emphasizes that while no church is perfect, believers should commit to a local body for spiritual growth and fellowship. However, if your current church is unhealthy and there's a better option available, it may be time to move on. They caution against substituting online services for real community and point out that factors like doctrinal soundness, leadership qualifications, and how a church handles sin should be pivotal in your decision. The episode also highlights resources such as 9Marks Ministry's "Nine Marks of a Healthy Church" and Tom Pennington's "Three Hallmarks of a Biblical Church Member" to guide believers in evaluating their church's health.
|Aug 31, 2023