What If I Don't Feel Like Going to Church?

By David Gundersen

Many new believers have questions about what it means to live as a Christian in the context of a local church, and pastors are looking for resources to pass along to their congregations to help them think biblically about the Christian life. 9Marks Church Questions is a series that seeks to provide ordinary Christians with sound and accessible biblical teaching by answering common questions Christians have about church life. Each volume offers biblical answers and practical applications with the goal of nurturing healthy church practice and commitment. This booklet motivates Christians to still go to church even when they feel like it will be unsatisfying, unhelpful, or just plain awkward by helping them discern their feelings, ask for help, and rediscover the power of being present at their church's gathering.


David Gundersen (PhD, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) serves as lead pastor at BridgePoint Bible Church in Houston, Texas. He previously spent fifteen years teaching and training Christian college students as a resident director, associate dean, and professor.


Format: Paperback
Case Quantity: 10
Page Count: 64
ISBN-10: 1-4335-6889-6
ISBN-13: 978-1-4335-6889-3
Size: 4.0” x 7.0”
Weight: 2.0 ounces
Published: June 30, 2020

Table of Contents

1. What’s in a Feeling?

2. Diagnosing the Heart

3. Asking for Help

4. What Is the Church?

5. The Power of Presence

6. What Kind of Presence?

7. Rain in the Fields

8. A Personal Account

9. Ask for Grace, and Go