Dear Obamas: Some advice to help find a new church home

The Charlotte ObserverMay 9, 2009 

I've read in the news that since your recent move your family has been looking for a church home.

A lot of people in Charlotte can relate: This city of churches attracts thousands of newcomers every year. The first question many of them get is: “Have you found a church yet?”

Given our experience with church-shoppers, here's some advice from pastors and others on what to consider in your spiritual search:

“First and foremost, through diligent prayer, seek divine direction for a church that teaches the Bible; has a strong community outreach ministry; a teaching that is a broad-based ministry and affirms all of God's children.”

– Rev. Clifford Jones Sr., Friendship Missionary Baptist.

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