There is no area of life that is unregulated by the church. There are rules (a.k.a. “judgments”) for everything, and when a rule doesn’t immediately come to mind, they are encouraged to call a Teacher for “counsel.” Once the question makes it through a discussion at a May Meeting, the individual congregations fall into line with this year’s latest rules.
Here are some of the rules for traveling:
- You mustn’t worship in another congregation
unless you are visiting family.
- If you are traveling for something work
related or some other reason you must go back home for worship.
- You can
also worship in another congregation if you are courting someone.
- You must keep the schedule of the church in the city you are in if
there is a church there. If the church you are visiting has a ladies
class or a non member class that your home church doesn’t have, you must
attend it. If your congregation has a midweek class on Tuesday and you
attended it, but you happen to be in another congregation’s city on
Wednesday, you must attend their midweek class also.
- You should seek counsel before you leave to make sure it’s okay with the teacher/preacher.
h/t to CB