Church Hunt – Installment ??
At the beginning of this year, my family found ourselves in a situation where we were looking for a new ‘church home’. I am not sure I even understand what that term means anymore – ‘church home’ – but I digress as that is a blog for another day.
Back when we were checking out several churches I had posted our thoughts on each as we completed a visit. If you are interested in that series feel free to do a Search of ‘Church Hunt’ on my site and the posts will be presented to you. I stopped posting on our hunt back in March as we had settled into a small church to see if it would be our new ‘home’ even though it lacked one of the basic principles of our search. That principle was that the church should be part of our community so that we could have a greater impact on those that we interact with from day-to-day or week-to-week. Eventually there was no hiding from the fact that this church we had been attending was not where we were supposed to be. That is not to say that there was anything wrong with the church – it just wasn’t where God meant for us to be.
So, we have found ourselves still without a local community to belong to when it comes to corporate praise and edification.
A friend sent a text to my wife about a ‘new’ church that was launching near our home this past Sunday and after checking into it via the web, we decided we would visit this church for their launch. I would like to fill you all in about the particulars of the service and the congregation, but I am going to hold off for now.
Let it suffice to say that my wife had this comment, “this is the most comfortable I have felt since we started this process.”
Trust me when I say that is coming a long way from where we were just weeks ago.
I would ask that you pray for us as we seek discernment of God’s will in where we are supposed to build community as this is a decision that will impact our family and, eventually, those whom we will come in contact with regarding our faith.
Talk to you all soon.