Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching
Another thing you must look out for in a church is mission-mindedness. I have always said that the vision of every church is Matthew 28:19 rebranded. The instruction of the Lord is clear in that text. It says: “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.”
There is a difference between being ambitiously desirous of a ministry empire and being truly mission minded. Does the church emphasize your responsibility to the great commission? Some have said horrible things like, the days of one-on-one evangelism are past. They say your results should do the talking. But that is not the instruction Jesus gave us. His instruction is that we go into the world and preach the gospel. You have a personal ministry of evangelism as a Christian. It is your pastor’s job to equip you for it.
“And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ;” (Ephesians 4: 12,13).
You must leave church every time with one mission in mind-To make Christ known. We must never attend Church for sentimental reasons. We must make sure that our fellowship with other believers fulfills the purpose that God intends.
DO THIS: Attend a church that is mission-minded. If you already do, get involved in the activities of your church to spread the gospel.