|BlackShear Place Baptist Church|
Why so glum? Because we have been in our "new" town since last summer and still have not found a church home. We have visited quite a few and always find something positive about each one (well, there was that one....but, I won't go there). Some have friendly faces, some have a beautiful sanctuary, some have wonderful music, some have a great history...but we haven't felt led to become part of any of them.
It is a strange feeling because we have always been very involved in our church and it is truly an integral part of our family life. I, we, miss that. It is difficult finding the right fit that includes everyone in our family. I have been surprised that we have found it so difficult to find a church home, as it seems there are an abundance of churches. We have moved a lot, so we have done this a time or 10. Why is it so hard this time? Are we being too critical? Are we looking for too much? I just don't know. I am feeling discouraged.
We have started visiting again, through the churches we have already visited (well, except that one...but I won't go there). Today, I am home with my youngest who is battling a cold that I don't feel the need to share with others, but my DH and oldest DS will be visiting a church that we previously visited. We attended on a Sunday when the regular minister didn't speak so we feel the need to go back. I do miss our GA church very much (can ya tell?). It is a vibrant, God loving church that has just the right blend of traditional worship and contemporary without sacrificing the Truth. There was a place for all of us (from the youngest to the oldest) and we all felt plugged in. There was an abundance of ways to serve and be involved, whether you were a new Christian or a seasoned veteran. It was home, and we need a new one!