Shop till you drop

12 08 2009

As you can see it has been quite a while since I last blogged and a lot has happened since then.  I will get you up to speed in the very near future as I write about such things as my mission trip to Kenya, my attempt at writing a book (or two), my worship album and today’s topic….church shopping.

It may come as a shocker to all of you out there but church shopping is difficult and taxing.  There are so many different things that one might be looking for in a church to call home and finding all of those things in one place is starting to make me feel delusional.  You have to ask yourself, “what am I looking for in church?  What HAS to be there and what can I live without?”  You think you know until you actually start this process of “shopping” for a new church and then you really start to see exactly what it is that your searching for.

This series of blogs will be about the church “shopping” or “hunting” experience and all that it stirs up inside of my heart.  I will not name any churches by name nor will this be a place to put down any single church environment.  What this is really going to be is me sharing our journey of going to different churches in our community to see if we can find a place to call home.  I hope that you will find this more entertaining than anything and I hope that you will participate as the weeks go on with your own church search stories.  I will have to catch you up on the three churches that have already been “shopped”  and then this blog will stay current as the weeks go on.  There will be a rating system in place called the “The Pew Rating.”  Think of it as a movie review…. 5 stars, 2 thumbs up….. you get the idea.

I hope that you enjoy reading this as much as I am going to enjoy spilling the beans every week as the Church Search continues!

JB

Here’s what the Pew Rating will look like:

Eaxmple –  4.5 Pews