So allow me to get some thoughts out. Heather and I have left our church now and for the past 5 weeks we have been worshiping at home with the help of Mark Driscoll and Mars Hill Church. But, we believe in the Bible and it says we should not forsake the assembling of ourselves together, which most people say means we need to go to church and be a part of a community of believers. Unfortunately, those are not always the same thing, I have gone to church since I became a Christian but it is not always my community of believers, if that makes sense.
When I started to follow Christ, God really took care of me by brining two of my best friends into His family as well, and for those early years we were together all the time building up one another as I believe the brethren are supposed to do, but we all went to different churches. I am in a similar situation now, I have a core group of peers that I lean on to be community, and we all go to different church, or live in different states.
Heather and I are looking at our options and praying that God pushes us in the right direction, there are thousands of churches in Columbus but I don’t know any of them because I am just not into the church circles. We have been asked to start a house church, but my connotation of house churches is negative, We could just start going to other churches but I don’t like the idea of shopping churches. Not to mention when you are called to ministry it is much harder, either you are coming into steal people away or they put a lot of pressure on you to do things right away. I will be posting more as we see where we are heading…