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Coming Round Again

We’re trying a different church this morning, not a new one but one we’ve been to many times already and which we’ve come back to once already, making this our third go round with them. Strange? Sure. It’s a large church – the largest of its kind in the world, and perhaps the largest of any church in this area – which you’d think would be a strike in our book. It’s somewhat of a distance from our new place as well, which would rack up another demerit as our focus recently has been on finding and developing relationships in our community. And seriously – we’ve been to it so much already, wouldn’t we have made up our minds about it?

Actually not. The first time we flirted with it was our first few months in town and we were occupied with finding just the right sort of church and hadn’t yet felt like we’d exhausted our options. Not finding what we were looking for, and deterred by the aforementioned drawbacks, we moved on. Then last summer when the church we had been involved with for two years folded just as we were in the process of finding another one anyway we came back for a couple months to this one, knowing that despite its size and location we had enjoyed it and it seemed like a place we could trust. And this time around, knowing how our thoughts on church had changed, we thought perhaps we’d give it a fresh look.

Sure they’re big, but we like what they do. And sure they’re far away, but being as large as they are there are surely folks attending who live in our area. And if it turns out not to be what we’re looking for after all, then at least we know.

  1. August 2, 2008 at 5:16 pm

    Jonathan, know that Amanda and I are truly praying for your family in finding a supportive Christian community. I know how tough it can be, as well as how disappointing it can get. Always remember what Dr. Frank-N-Furter in Rocky Horror Picture Show sang – “Don’t Dream It, Be It”. 🙂

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