The church has more beauty―and more value―than we can see with physical eyes. Though our congregations are made up of ordinary people engaged in predictable practices, we are an outpost of heaven itself. The church is the people of God, the dwelling place of the Spirit, and the fullness of Christ. With rich theology and practical direction, A Place to Belong invites us to experience the local church in light of the Bible’s testimony. Considering nine biblical terms for the church―such as beloved, brothers and sisters, saints, and gospel partners―this book equips us to love and serve one another. Whether we are new Christians or mature believers, learning to love the local church can become one of our greatest privileges and highest joys. The church is where we belong.
Paperback: 184 pages
Publisher: Crossway (May 2020)
Topics: Brotherly love, the Church
Megan Hill is the author of three books: A Place to Belong: Learning to Love the Local Church, Contentment: Seeing God's Goodness, and Praying Together: The Priority and Privilege of Prayer in Our Homes, Communities, and Churches. She serves as an editor for The Gospel Coalition, and her writing has also appeared in The Washington Post, Christianity Today, Tabletalk, Focus on the Family, Desiring God, and reformation21. A pastor's wife and pastor's daughter, she lives in Massachusetts with her husband and four children where they belong to West Springfield Covenant Community Church (PCA).
“This book is positively, intelligently, and helpfully countercultural. It pushes back on our individualism, cynicism, and consumerism and winsomely calls us to invest our lives―indeed find our lives―in something we may be tempted to think is simply not worth the trouble―the local church.”
―Nancy Guthrie, Bible teacher; author, Even Better than Eden: Nine Ways the Bible’s Story Changes Everything about Your Story