Did you travel to many churches before you found your church home?

  • No

    27%
  • Yes

    29%
  • Sometimes

    6%
  • Just stayed at one until I was ready to join.

    2%
  • Don't go to church.

    34%
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grandmasix
Submitted by at 10:25 PM on Dec. 19, 2008
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grandmasix
Submitted by at 10:25 PM on Dec. 19, 2008
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  • lovewing
    Submitted by   at 12:26 AM on December 20, 2008

    I was a pastors kid. When married, got very involved in the church. Same denomination. Then my husband had this wonderful idea to go into the ministry. In the church we went to, the wife has to do all the classes and tests along with the husband. We did our internship. Voted to stay on and served at a church for a year. Things went bad. Asked to leave. The pastor left, we were asked to come back. We did and ended up leaving again. Next, went to an independent church. Had to leave there. Started meeting w/ people in our home until too many people. Met for a while at a hall and then it went sour. I haven't brrn to a church, except to visit, since.

  • lovewing
    Submitted by   at 12:28 AM on December 20, 2008

    Has my experience happened to anyone esle?

  • Laura1229
    Submitted by   at 12:37 AM on December 20, 2008

    I went to MANY churches of MANY different denominations before realizing I wasn't Christian to begin with LOL Does that count?

  • May-20
    Submitted by   at 9:48 AM on December 20, 2008

    For my current church, no, I attended for a month and felt very welcomed, so we placed membership. In the past, I've attended several churches before deciding which one to place membership with. It really depends on the church.

  • NikkiMomof...
    Submitted by   at 9:59 AM on December 20, 2008

    I'm fortunate not to have had any bad experiences with churches. As a very young child I went to the small community church where my grandmother went. It was wonderful! As a tween I visited the church where my uncle pastored with my grandmother. It was a great church as well. I didn't go to church much after that until I had my first daughter. I now go to the church where my roots are...in my grandmother's community. It is still a great church and I'm a member there, was saved and baptized there. I have alot of family there also.

  • stvmen88
    Submitted by   at 10:12 AM on December 20, 2008

    I was raised Baptist. When I married my first husband, he was Church of Christ, so I went with him while we were married. After the divorce, I went back to Baptist. My present husband was also raised
    Baptist,so we stayed there for many years. After we moved to Texas, we fell out of church for a long time. Got kind of disillusioned with the Baptist Church,and just stopped going. When we finally realized church is where we needed to be, we went to a wonderful Non-Denomination church,which is where both of us,and all our kids were saved and baptized. However, it didn't have a youth group,and didn't seem interested in starting one, and our son had been going to an Assembly of God church that has a large youth group with some of his friends. We tried the church,and loved it,and so that's where we are now,and have no plans to ever change, unless God leads us somewhere else.

  • Dianne1259
    Submitted by   at 1:28 PM on December 20, 2008

    Raised Catholic but left when a priest told me he couldn't baptize my child b/c he was a b**tard b/c I wasn't married in the Church, got a Monsengionor to Baptize him instead but left for good in college and joined the Assemblies of God Church. Stayed there till I was getting a divorce and I was told to stick with my abusive husband or I would have to leave, so I left. Went to a wonderful Mennonite Church and stayed in the denomination until I moved away and couldn't get to my church. I bounced around for many years, with much condemnation for being a single mom by choice twice, being divorced and married for the 3rd time (and now divorced) but found true love and acceptance in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormon). I was terrified to join b/c I met someone who knew me from a hospital stay when I was hospitalized for depression and I was terrified people would find out. Ya know what? He suffers from Depression and Anxiety just like I do and he works in Mental Health and now he is one of my best friends!! I was never once judged for having kids without being married, for being divorced 3x, and people even tell me that I will someday find the right man and actually have a Temple marriage someday. From their mouth to God's ears!!
    It doesn't matter if you go to church or not, which church you go to or don't go to. What is important is your relationship with God, He only cares about your heart! Being in a "Church" makes you a Christian no more than being in a garage makes you a CAR!

  • leejoy
    Submitted by   at 2:20 PM on December 20, 2008

    I did when I moved to NC from KS, I recommited my life and tried for a while to find a church home, then one day my mom told me about a church by me that a friend of hers from our home church went to before she moved to ks. I tried it and loved it and its actually where I went forward and got saved (again) or where I consider myself to have officialy as an adult given my life to Christ. It was wonderful! but now I am back in ks and going to the church I grew up in, which i love as well!! I firmly believe that through prayer God will show you where He wants you to be!

  • mum2gr8byz
    Submitted by   at 3:38 PM on December 20, 2008

    I think I'm pretty picky when it comes to a church! I grew up Catholic and went to a fantasic little church. There were MAYBE 100 families at the most, we met in a little hall, sat on folding chairs, and stuck around for hours every sunday just visiting...and then we would all go out to brunch at the restaurant in town! haha. It was like an extended family! Since I moved out of state after I got married, I have had a hard time establishing myself in a new church. We have moved EVERY year for the past five years which hasn't helped. I keep waiting to find that church with the same clost-knit welcoming feel my childhood church had...but I have yet to find it! There is a catholic church in our town I go to, but I know I won't settle there.

  • grandmasix
    Submitted by   at 3:47 PM on December 20, 2008

    I went to several churches before joining a church I really like.

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