Searching for a new church?

Looking for a new, doctrinally sound church? It seems like so many Christians are, these days. But how can you find one? What constitutes a doctrinally sound church? Are you leaving your old church for biblical reasons? Are you looking for a church that will serve you or one where you can roll up your sleeves and help with the work of ministry? Here are some resources I hope will help:

Church Search Engines and Recommendations

HeartCry Missionary Society (Paul Washer) Church Finder Page
Includes Sermon Audio, Founders, and The Master’s Seminary church search engines

9Marks Church Search U.S. and International churches

Fellowship of Independent Reformed Evangelical Churches (FIRE) U.S. and International churches

The Farese Directory of Reformed Baptist Churches U.S. and International churches

Confessional Reformed and Reformed Baptist Churches Map U.S. and international churches

Association of Reformed Baptist Churches of America (ARBCA) church finder

Grace Advance Churches planted by the church planting arm of Grace Community Church (John MacArthur’s church)- U.S. and Canada

Village Missions Churches Rural churches in the U.S. and Canada

I’ll Be Honest church finder U.S. and international churches

Fellowship of Independent Evangelical Churches Nearly 600 member churches in the United Kingdom. (Click on “Our Churches”.)

Fellowship of Independent Evangelical Churches in Australia

Churches my readers have recommended Mostly U.S. churches, a few international. (You can also recommend any doctrinally sound churches you have a personal connection to.)

I cannot personally vouch for the theology of any of the churches at these links nor those who recommended them. Please use this list only as a suggestion of churches to check out using biblical wisdom and discernment.

Church Planting

Grace Advance Church planting arm of Grace Community Church (John MacArthur’s church)

Planting a Biblically Sound Church: A Story of God’s Faithfulness by Laura Moses

5 Reasons Not to Plant a Church by Jared Wilson

What to look for in a church

How Can I Find a Good Church? 

Finding a New Church: Starting from Scratch

Six Questions for a Potential Church

Nine Reasons Discerning Women Are Leaving Your Church

Six Ways Not to Forsake the Assembly

7 Reasons Church is Not Optional and Non-Negotiable for Christians

Equipping Eve Podcast: The Church with Erin Benziger and Michelle Lesley

A Word Fitly Spoken Podcast: Is This Church for You? with Michelle Lesley and Amy Spreeman

If You’re Looking for a Church with These Qualities, Look Again by Ryan Day

Leaving Your Current Church

The Mailbag: How to Leave a Church

When Do You Leave a Church? (part 1) and
When to Leave a Church (part 2) at Founders Ministries