12 September 2007

Oh No!

One of the hardest things about moving is leaving behind our church and trying to find a new one in the new location (and hooking up the drier vent is a close second).

We loved our church in NY, and as I've mentioned, it was an "emerging church" sort of place. This whole emerging thing is still sort of new and rare and small, making it a bit more difficult than ususal to find a place.

Two Sundays ago we went to a church and it felt like a really good fit. It's fairly evangelical in a lot of ways, but had many emerging-ish attributes. And then this past Sunday we went back and it wasn't good. Not good at all. Like, it made my skin crawl and made me want to get up and leave. There was a guest preacher, a good-ole-boy football coach with an old-time-religion sort of approach. I'm sure he's a nice guy and he loves Jesus and all that, but yikes.

I hope this coming week is better...


revolution said...

have you tried the church directory on relevantmagazine.com

that's sometimes a good place to start.

also check the directy on acts29network.org

i live in a metropolis with more than 4 million people and i can't seem to find a single church that fits the emerging bill. meanwhile, more rural states like north carolina are crawling with them. it's just not fair....


Dan said...

I haven't checked those listings yet - thanks for the recommendation!

Gabe said...

"Hooking up the dryer vent"....man you make me laugh.

"Wrote a song about it. Like to hear it, here it go..."