How can I find a church in my area that I like?

Brittnee - posted on 01/28/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )

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I have been baptised Pentacostal since I was 14. It was the church that I believed was right for me and I loved going. Now that I moved away from home and became a mother I feel like the only place on Earth that has Pentacostal churches is in the South. My dilemma is that my husband is not Pentacostal and I would like to find a church that doesn't descriminate against denominations so that he, I, and our 2 sons can enjoy. I also don't want anything too "preachy." My old church was very uplifting with a lot of singing and praising the Lord and not so much "condemning" and this is what must be done. If anyone can help, please let me know. Thanks so much and God bless!

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Bethany - posted on 01/30/2009

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sounds kindof silly maybe but I think you just have to "try them on"... kindof like finding the right pair of jeans or even the right person to marry. check out different churches, figure out how they feel, are you comfortable? (jeans) & then spend some time, do you feel excited? moved? inspired? (husband) & lastly, PRAY! 



good luck! i'm looking right now too...

Heather - posted on 01/30/2009

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I have been through that too! I moved from Iowa where I had a great church that I loved and still miss, to Denver Co. There are churchs on almost every corner here. I went to churches that were the same denomination as the one I left that were NOTHING like it. We settled on one that we didn't really like for about a year (after church hopping for a year) then my husbands parents found out they had a friend living here that was a missionairy with them in Beruit, and that he was a pastor. I really feel that it was God's grace that led us to his church, and I am so thankful for it! My suggestion is that you pray about it. God will lead you to a church that will help you thrive!



2 Chronicles 15:4



But in their distress they turned to the Lord, the God of Israel, and sought him, and he was found by them.

Brittnee - posted on 01/29/2009

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Thank you Megan! That's a good idea. I don't know why I didn't think of it!

Megan - posted on 01/28/2009

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Ask your pastor from your old church if he/she would have any suggestions. I'm sure he/she could find a good church. I would have the same problem if I moved away from where I live now, because I love my church!

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