Many people make a decision for Christ, and then join a church. In fact, many of them are taught that the latter is a necessary outworking of the former.
Such people keep practicing that paradigm. That is, “make a decision and join a group.”
Thus they stay with one church until they don’t want to stay anymore. They make a decision and then join another church.
This practice is also seen with respect to doctrinal issues or theological perspectives. A person makes a decision about Calvinism and becomes a Calvinist. Or he makes a decision about eschatology and becomes a ___________ (fill in the blank with Pre-Mill, Post-Mill, A-Mill, or something else).
This is a terrible way to try to live for God. In living for God we should make a decision and then live according to it. Therefore, we make a decision about Christ and then we live for Christ. Living for Christ is a much more productive outworking of making a decision for Christ than merely going to church.
Living for Christ means living…for Christ. That’s far more demanding than going to church (which can be accomplished in a few, maybe only one, visits a week).