Thoughts On Community and Choosing a Church
Deanna has some great thoughts about community. This is something we really hoped to find when we moved to Cute Little Town and we have never found it. I honestly don't think we will find it here. I have already been praying about a move if the Lord wills it.
When we were changing churches four years ago, we started attending church where friends of our were fellowshipping. We had to cross the river and go into a different county to attend. We liked it very much, but after about six months, we realized that it wasn't going to work long term, because we would never be a part of that community. When people would meet us and ask where we lived, they would say, "Oh, over there. I don't know anything about that area." You could see the interest in us fade. Like we lived in a foreign country. We left and found our church.
Our church is about 15 minutes from our house. It's an easy drive. Most people live close by. It's easy to popover to help with a project, attend a prayer meeting, help with a women's event. They are our community, and in our community!
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