I feel that I must clarify my latest blog post. The post was not meant to be “church bashing” in any way and I am deeply sorry if any of you read it that way. That was my fault.
Here is how I should have ended my post. Both churches that I have had the pleasure of calling home are wonderful places of worship with fantastic people who attend them. We all go through different stages in our lives and sometimes find ourselves needing a change of scenery. The first church I spoke of has genuinely loving people who attend. In my instance I felt they fell short, as most churches do in some way or another, and I felt that leaving was the only way for me to grow. That doesn’t mean they aren’t a great and loving church.
The second church has some of the most amazing and kind hearted people I have ever met. People that I would not want to burn bridges with either. I am leaving, at least for a while, to visit other churches because my mission is different than their mission. that makes their mission no less valid, or important than mine. The missions they participate in and support over seas do some amazing and very important things. This is not a church that does nothing. Their mission is different than mine and that’s perfectly fine. That doesn’t mean I love them any less.
I am once again sorry for any misinterpretations anyone had about either church.