OK, I mentioned this once before. But, this is really starting to bother me. My husband and I are struggling with trying to decide where to go to church at regularly. For those of you who haven't heard the story before, here is a quick run-down : We attend Assembly of God churches. I grew up in a Baptist church. But, after I became an adult, I realized that the Baptist church wasn't for me. Nothing against the Baptist churches - I believe that they are Christian people and that they will go to Heaven too. It is just that a few things in their doctrine I don't agree with. Anyway, there are only 4 Assembly of God churches in our entire area. One is a 45 minute drive away. So, due to gas prices, strike that one out. Another is about 15 minutes away but they don't have a youth program or Sunday School classes for kids because they have a congregation that is about 98% adults. So, don't want to go there because I want my kids involved in Sunday School growing up. The third one is about 25 minutes away. But, did not agree with the way they did things there at ALL while we were visiting them. They expected kids there to be completely SILENT during the sermons. I don't believe in kids running around and being wild, trust me! But, when a church usher gives you the evil eye because your child whispers "Mommy, gotta go pee!" (I saw this) then that is ridiculous. So, strike that church out. The 4th church is only about 3 minutes from our house!! But, there has been a big church split there recently. And the worst part of it is that we don't even know why! That is the church we have been attending since about February of last year. But, last November, my oldest little girl became sick and we ended up missing about 5 services in a row because she kept having set-backs in her illness. Then, when we finally made it back to church there, the pastor was gone and no one told us why. Then, this past Sunday, they voted a new Pastor in. And you could feel the tension in the air! It was almost a hostile environment. About 1/3 of the members were missing and some of the ones who were still there did not look happy with this new choice in pastors. They had us raise our hands to vote the new Pastor in. And the voting was about 70/30. To say the least, I expect even more member to leave there soon. So, what do we do? We were so happy when we realized that there was an Assembly of God so close to us. Now, this happens. We really need prayer and guidance.