Watch the video above and talk about it with a friend or mentor.

As you think about choosing a church, examine that church’s beliefs. Are they faithful to the essentials of biblical Christianity?

Key Points:

  • A Church’s Authority Comes from Adherence to Essential Truths
  • How Do We Know What Is Essential to Believe
  • Why Are There So Many Different Denominations

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Talk About It
  1. Watch the video together or invite someone to summarize the topic.
  2. What is your initial reaction to this video? Do you disagree with any of it? What jumped out at you?
  3. Read Matthew 16:13-16. Why do you think Jesus asked his followers to reflect on his identity?
  4. Why are beliefs an important factor in choosing a church?
  5. How important do you think a church’s beliefs are compared to their style of worship, the ministries they offer, their size, friendliness, or other factors?
  6. Give an example of what you would consider a “Discuss” belief, a “Defend” belief, and a “Die For” belief. Explain your choices.
  7. Do you think there can be more than one “true” church? Why or why not?
  8. Do you agree that a diversity of denominations is a good thing? Explain.
  9. Write a personal action step based on this conversation.

This is part of the Choosing a Church series.