There are few events sadder for a congregation than to lose members, and this includes those who are moving on in life as well as those who have passed on. They often see it as a lessening of their community, but this does not mean they will try to hold...

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Today’s society is more mobile than ever before, and people of faith need to locate a new church when they move. Their spiritual needs may be part of a large organization, and it is often an easy matter to find a church of the same denomination. They are able to...

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There are many reasons why a person would choose to leave their own religion for another, or they might choose to experience religion for the first time. Visiting a church is always easy, and there are no hard and fast rules about how long a person can attend services without...

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Religious institutions are one of the few places in modern society that have open door policies, and they require little or no paperwork for people to attend their worship services. They believe it is important to foster a sense of community, and many religions hold tightly to the belief that spreading their message is one of the more important aspects of their faith. They will go out of their way to make newcomers feel welcome at a worship service, and they often have committees to help new members navigate the services they offer the community.

While these types of policies can be found in nearly every church, those who are not members of a particular religion will find that converting to their chosen religion does have rules. Long established churches such as Roman Catholics have firmly established rules for becoming a member of their faith, but many smaller churches with no affiliation simply welcome anyone to join them for a service or the rest of their lives.