Are you feeling a spiritual void in your life?
Maybe you’re just considering spirituality for the first time or you’re just feeling out of touch with the faith you grew up with.
Did you know that feelings of spirituality are actually on the rise in the United States?
Here are a few ways that getting involved with a church can help you find and nurture your spiritual self!
It can be difficult to bring new energy to your spiritual life on your own. One huge benefit that a church can bring to your spiritual life is a sense of community.
Whether you’re part of a large or small congregation, the church community is an invaluable spiritual asset.
When you find a church that’s a good fit, you’ll find people that are there to support you throughout the peaks and valleys of faith life.
In addition to the larger church community, you might even get an opportunity to connect in smaller group activities and meetings to bond with others who are on their own spiritual journey.
Church traditions and rituals offer a way to put your spiritual life into consistent practice.
Like anything, your personal spirituality needs to be practiced and exercised regularly for you to find your spiritual self and grow.
From prayer meetings, to worship services, to church weddings, you’re bound to find rituals that enrich your spiritual life no matter what kind of church you attend.
3. Spiritual Direction for Finding Your Spiritual Self
Whether you choose a Protestant, Catholic, or nondenominational church, there will be people invested in your spiritual journey there.
Many churches have pastors, priests, deacons, or ministers that work to serve members of the church through spiritual direction.
A spiritual director will be open to hearing your questions, specifics about your life and feelings, and your spiritual journey. They can provide you with practices, resources, Scripture passages, and meditations to help you along the way.
4. Opportunities to Serve Others
Finding your spiritual self can happen in unexpected ways. A church can provide you with opportunities to serve others. Service can be a serious way of enriching your spiritual life.
A church may offer service trips for members to feed the poor at a soup kitchen or visit the sick in a hospital or nursing home.
Churches may also offer resources for understanding how your vocation and job tie into your spirituality.
For example, your work might involve helping businesses grow, like the marketers at Inner Spark Creative. Your church leaders might remind you that helping a business grow provides others with a sense of purpose and security in their work.
Find a Church for You!
Are you feeling more confident that the church might be able to help you in your soul searching after hearing these 4 reasons?
Do you know of a great church where others could find their spiritual self?
Let us know in the comments! Check out the other articles on our blog for more inspiration in your spiritual life!