Benefits of Church:

1)  Church going is connected with better health:

http://www.thecrimson.com/article/2006/10/23/churchgoing-correlated-with-better-health-a/

2)  Church goers live longer:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1479774/The-secret-of-long-life…-go-to-church.html

 https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/acts-of-faith/wp/2016/05/16/another-possible-benefit-of-going-to-worship-services-a-33-percent-chance-of-living-longer/?utm_term=.6349f57e93e2

 3)  Church goers have lower risks of depression

http://news.nationalpost.com/holy-post/attendance-at-religious-services-lowers-risk-of-depression-study-finds

 4)  Churches contribute positively in many ways to the community:  financially, socially, spiritually

https://www.cardus.ca/organization/news/282/

 5)  Church goes are happier:

http://www.pewsocialtrends.org/files/2010/10/AreWeHappyYet.pdf

 6)  Church goers have stronger marriages:

http://drstoop.com/the-couple-that-prays-together/

 7)  Church goers have stronger families: 

 

 8)  Church attenders have a place to Belong

As soon as anyone gets serious about anything, they join a club.  Serious about health… join a gym.  Serious about recovery… join a 12 step group.  Serious about stamps… join a collecting group.  Serious about spirituality, discovering God, and growing in your faith… join a church!

 9)  Church attenders have a place to Believe:

We love wearing our favourite team’s jerseys’ to events… it makes us feel (and look like) we’re all on the same team.  A church family is that place in the community where we can believe… where there are other like minded people we can do life with.

10)  Church attenders have a place to Become.

Faith in God is a journey.  No one is perfect and no one arrives overnight.  A church family supports us on this Journey.