Saturday, May 30, 2009

Church Hopper Extraordinaire

I just want to find a contemporary church with meaningful sermons from taken from the bible and good worship, where I can connect with other Christians who are around my age and in the same stage of life!!! It's a shame that I'm striking out trying to find that. I'm sick of church hopping!

I've had some crazy church hopping experiences...there was the time I visited a church just to watch the preacher teach the congregation how to cook a delicious meal of chicken or the time when the pastor of the church pelted the congregation with packages of skittles. I want to go to a church that's not ridiculous!! Like the good ole days when churches weren't trying to impress you with showing food!! lol. Also I want a church that isn't so big that i'm just another number!!

If you would have asked me or anyone who knew me when I was younger if I thought I'd be a church hopper or almost completely a non-church go-er when I became an adult I would have laughed!

I grew up as a pastors kid, assuming the daddy's little princess role in our church and eating it up! I loved the church I grew up in...and I still love it! I will most likely get married in that church. Unfortunately we didn't stay at that church or in that area past age 11. Due to even more unfortunate circumstances, after I was about 17 my dad never really had a steady church he was pastoring. Now that he does interim pastor work (he comes in and works as the pastor until they get a permanent guy to come), the churches he is at are always very far away from our house. So here I am living at home again (at least for the summer) as a college graduate, in a city I never really connected with, having few friends here, and all I want is a place to connect!!

I am soooo over the suburbs...cities are fun, but I really love small towns and the community feeling that comes with them.

So I guess I'll just stay home tomorrow...maybe watch a sermon online or something. I don't have a great attitude about find a church either lol...I'm just frustrated that I'm not already connected in one with lots of wonderful friends and a serious boyfriend...haha...I dunno...It's just funny how life doesn't turn out at all how you imagined it when you were 10 years old.

But I'm sure it's all part of God's master plan...just feeling a lil blue and wondering what's next for me now that college is over and life is wide open...or narrow and closed (depending on how you look at it :P)


  1. I totally understand this. I really, really do. It's hard finding someplace to fit in. Right now I got to The First Baptist Church of Orlando...sometimes...when my friend is singing. I'm not Baptist. But it's the closest thing I can find. I was going to a church until a couple years ago when things got messed up and I felt like I didn't belong there anymore. I've kind of given up on finding a place, which is REALLY sad. I miss church so so much.

    We will both find something though. It just might take some time. And until then we both just need to hang in there and trust God. =) WE CAN DO IT!!!

  2. I'll chime in, too, and say that you're not alone. The church I grew up in doesn't have a college program, and so, after a few years of being a sponsor in youth group, I recently decided to go church hunting basically for the first time in my life. It's definitely hard!

    Just don't give up when it gets tough--persistence, patience, and faithfulness are rewarded, and I'm sure you'll eventually find the place God has for you. :)

  3. Thanks for the encouraging words! You guys rock!! and thanks for reading!!