The search for a church for my family is nearing completion. After visiting 30 churches in our geographic area, my wife and I have agreed to consider four as possible communities of faith for intentional and ongoing involvement.
For obvious reasons I won’t name the congregations. I will, however, share that they don’t all look alike:
- Memberships range from 120 to around 2000
- Average weekly worship attendance ranges from 75 to around 1,000 (in 1 to 4 services)
- Senior pastor tenure ranges from not applicable (currently an interim) to over 15 years
- Primary sacred spaces vary from quite traditional with pews and a pipe organ to markedly more modern
Choosing a faith community is a challenging process of discernment. It is one that can sometimes be completed in a few weeks or months but for others requires significantly more time.
I treasure your prayers and support as my wife and I spend time in each of the congregations remaining. And, I welcome hearing the story of how it is you came to be a member and/or an active participant in your current community of faith.