Do you belong to a tribe? More than likely you do. More than likely, you belong to several of them.
You probably belong to a family tribe. You may belong to a tribe of friends. Perhaps you belong to a tribe of people who have a similar hobby or common interest. Maybe you belong to a tribe of people with a common faith.
What holds you and your tribe(s) together?
Is it the common interest? Is it the common faith? Is it a common purpose? Do you simply like each other? Is it common experience? What is it exactly?
My family and I are currently looking for a new faith tribe. We are looking for a new church home. I’m wondering what it is exactly that will make it “click” for us.
In some previous posts I tried to explain some things that I am looking for in a new church. While there are certain characteristics, I also think that there is a an X-Factor in this. I don’t believe it is simply an intellectual decision. I’m not sure how it works. I believe we pray and somehow the Holy Spirit guides us to where He wants us. So far we have visited three churches. We may visit three more. Or not.
This is what I do know. We are looking for a church home where we can do a few basic things. We can worship. We can serve. We can love. Everything else is pretty well rolled into those three.
Why do you belong to your faith tribe, your church?