Daily Archives: July 24, 2010

Time?

As some of you will know I have been taking some time out from church. I had said to myself that I would make a decision by the 1st September about whether to go back. I think that I have already decided that I won’t be going back to the church I was at, but what do I do next? I had said I was going to spend sometime thinking about what I wanted from church. I know that no church will be “perfect” but I wanted time to decide what is important to me and what doesn’t matter. So far my thoughts are, I need somewhere that at least makes as attempt at engaging with all my senses. I also need somewhere I can grow through interaction, so not just sermons (that said I’m not sure on traditional evangelical church style home groups.) I also want to be somewhere that I can contribute and not just receive, although if this wasn’t the case it wouldn’t be too much of an issue, as I would just get involved in voluntary stuff elsewhere. A big part of it is about that word community, which means being in a church a while to find that out. Not sure I’m ready for trying again and being disappointed.
Last week I went to church as I was staying with a friend, and was reminded how much I miss the routine. Both the routine within the service, and the routine of going, and having time where you know that you are not the only one trying to connect with God. Is that enough of a reason for going back, or should I wait a while longer to sort some more stuff in my head?