If you stick around church long enough, they’re going to ask you to get more involved. It’s inevitable. Once a week sitting in a pew doesn’t cut it for most churches. They want you involved in a small group. They want you to find a place of service. Why is that? Are they simply trying to add more numbers? Are they simply trying to validate their programs, or is there something more?
Culture is not trending towards more church involvement; in fact, the opposite is true. Part of it may be the busyness of life (there’s always another practice to take the kids to). Part of it may be that you don’t find churches inspiring anymore (too many churches focus on the rules rather than the grandeur of God). And part of it is that our culture is moving away from traditional Christian values as a whole (look at the recent Supreme Court rulings).
However you slice it, for you to intentionally do life together with other Christians, you’re going to have to go against the grain of society and overcome the gravitational pull that draws people away from church. Is it all worth it? Absolutely! Here are five reasons why it’s better to do life together with other Christians.