The Christian life is painted upon the canvas of the local church. The church is not a building but rather a group of believers who regularly gather to display the gospel to an onlooking world in the union they have with one another in Christ, the preaching of the gospel, and the administration of the ordinances. There is no example of a Christian in the New Testament who is not a part of a local church. To be a part of Christ’s body is to be a part of a local church.
Being a member of a healthy church is paramount, so here are three organizations who have church directories and databases that identify gospel-centered, Christ-exalting churches across the United States, the world, and possibly your home town.
The Gospel Coalition
The Gospel Coalition’s mission is to “help lead the next generation of believers, pastors, and church leaders in shaping life and ministry around the gospel.”
9Marks is an organization that seeks to “help pastors, future pastors, and church members see what a biblical church looks like, and to take practical steps for becoming one.”
Founders Ministries seeks to help recover biblical reformation in churches. Specifically, the Founders ministry adheres to the 1689 London Baptist Confession of Faith and so will the majority of the churches that are in their directory.
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