So it’s a tough question, isn’t it?
Let me rephrase it –
When it’s time to pick a church, what are the most important considerations — and why?
I readily, heartily, immediately agree that doctrine matters. But what else matters? Or is doctrine the only thing?
When your children leave home and have to find a new church home, how do you advise them? To pick a church with pristine baptismal doctrine? To pick a church that meets their felt needs? That takes weekly communion? That has a great preacher? That only supports sound missionaries? That will help them be transformed into the image of Christ?
How do you advise?