But I just don't have a clue what to do. I thought this church was so great when I started attending last year. There were several small bucket groups going on, which are like smaller bible studies. But they don't seem to have any that would be right for me any longer. I also really didn't get anything out of the ones that I did attend.
They don't have a Sunday School class that I enjoy. The two adult Sunday School classes are more of a preaching setting than a teaching and discussion setting. Our pastor is talking about starting a young adults Sunday School class on Sunday evenings since there isn't any room to have this class on Sunday mornings. But the age group will be 18 to 30. I'll be 31 in a few days, so technically I won't fix into that group. I also think that is too much of an age gap because I don't see that 18 year olds have much in common with 30 year olds.
I'm just overall not getting anything out of my church any longer. I can never remember what the sermons are about after leaving church. But I don't know if it's because of a distraction within this church or if it's something within myself that I'll have a problem with at another church. I think I'm just bored with the teaching style at my church.
I know it costs a lot to keep a church going, but our pastor just keeps going on and on about tithing.
I feel so dry spiritually. I'd just like to find somewhere where I fit in and feel welcomed and will be spiritually fed. But I don't like the idea of starting all over with searching for another church. I don't feel like I belong there and I'm not at all happy there, but I don't know where or how to begin looking for another church.
I'm planning on checking out some of the local churches once I get my license, but I don't know what to say if someone from my church says something to me. I don't feel that it's anyone's business because I won't be leaving my church completely at least not for a long time. I've talked to my one and only true friend at this church about this. She's actually been dealing with this herself because her parents have started attending another church and she has been going back and forth from our church to her parents church for a while. But she's decided that she needs to stay at our church for now. She said she feels that others in the church have judged and shunned her for HER parents leaving our church. I just don't want to deal with that myself. That's why I don't want anyone knowing that I'm visiting other churches.
The thing is I also want to find a church that my parents may attend with me. Either Sunday nights or Wednesday nights. But I don't know how to talk to my parents about attending church with me. I want to ask my parents if they will come to my church Sunday morning and have lunch with me afterwards since it's my birthday. But I doubt they will. My dad says my church is too big for him.