The church should provide Biblically-sound teaching, genuine worship, an atmosphere in which Christians are able to use their God-given gifts and abilities, and spiritual leadership that will help keep believers accountable. This is where fellowship happens. In the book of Hebrews, it says, “Let us not neglect our meeting together, as some do, but encourage each other, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near” (Hebrews 10:24-25).
A model for the modern-day church can be found in the book of Acts, which describes the early days of the church. The Bible has plenty to say about the characteristics of a healthy, vibrant church. (Acts 2:42, 44-47)
In any Biblically-sound, God-centered church, the Bible is held as the inspired and only infallible authoritative Word of God (2 Timothy 3:16), God is taught as existing eternally in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit (John 14:26, Matthew 28:18 19), salvation is taught as a free gift of God to all who will repent of their sins and the acceptance of Jesus Christ as Lord, and Savior is the only way to come into a relationship with God (John 14:6, Ephesians 2:8-9).
The church that is right for you will be a place where you can grow in your love for the Lord and serve Him by contributing to the life of the church. Remember, we are all sinners doing our best to follow God’s teaching. Rely on Him to show you the way.