How Important It Is For Your Church To Have An Identity?

The basic principle of this entry is about identity and how we must understand that we, as individuals and as organizations (ie church). I believe it is a serious challenge with implications capitals. So let's see if we can begin to understand this stuff.

So the questions to be answered are:

What really matters about the identity of a church? There are many contributing factors that tell people what is important and that ultimately defines the identity of a church. See how Churches in Long Island successful to make their identity in the community at

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Probably too much to list in this post.  Here are some of them:

1. Are they meet needs? The church is it right to use or is it trying to understand the needs of the community?

2. Is it a voice in the community? If no one knows or understands your church, maybe this is not the identity that you are drawn

3. As individuals of mind? Does your church to embrace all forms of people? How about belief systems? Are there types that are less than welcome for any reason?

4. Does your church offer an amazing experience? It means different things to different people. But people who are quite just left with this feeling?

We believe that we are all that matters. As such, there is not much room for new ideas. Things are done the same way month after month, year after year. Have you had exactly the same Christmas services in consecutive years? 

Another aspect is that we would rather the church on the cover of the church on the corner. We are too quick to pack something that seems to work for other churches to see if it will meet the needs of people who could participate. This is starting to make our church identity.

How to Help Special Children With The Church Services

"Going to church" for many families now means that parents sit in the main service while their children are sent to "children's churches". Maybe it works well for some families. In fact, I have heard many parents say that they are "happy to get a break".

However, there is a whole population of children and families that have no place in the majority of churches today – families that have children with special needs.

You can search for the best churches in Long Island before actually visiting one. Autism itself affects as many as 1 in every 166 children in America today according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

So what does the church do for these children and their families who really need extra support? Unfortunately, many do nothing but ignore their families and children, while some even reject them.

Families with children with autism or other special needs are overwhelmed. Daily life is tiring. Leaving home is a trial. Going to church, unfortunately, is often out of the question.

How can we expect a child with autism to sit quietly at a church service? We can not. How can we expect an autistic child to be left in a large group of other children for a children's church?

We can not. As a parent of an autistic child, I have learned how to withstand the stress of daily caring for my child's needs, but seem to ask too many questions from the church