“Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts.” Colossians 3:16
Growing up in a Christian family, going to church was a part of my weekly schedule. As the saying goes, every time the doors were open we were there. Having this so ingrained in my being, I thought that when I went off to college it would be easy to continue the tradition. I was very wrong.
See before I left for college my faith was not completely my own yet; my parents had a huge influence on determining whether or not I was going to delve deeper in my relationship with God. When I went to school however, my relationship with God became dependent on Him and I and as we know, God does His part in the relationship and we are the finicky ones. Recently I heard a wise man say that complacency breeds corruption. These words are words that every Christian needs to hold near and dear to their hearts. The moment that you begin to feel like you don’t need to learn more about who God is or what His love means for us is the moment you need to do some serious reevaluating. That is why I go to church. I go to church because I need a community of believers to support me and keep me accountable. I go to church because I know that we have an amazing God that we, as humans, cannot even begin to understand but are charged with the desire to know Him on a deeper level. I go to church because for a few moments in the week, I am surrounded by people pursuing the same mission: to love God and love others. Why do you go to church?
Written by Kirsten, a student at