Tuesday, April 20, 2010

New places, not so many new faces

The tough thing about moving is getting really settled in and letting yourself root down deep in your surroundings. So far we've really enjoyed living here, I can't think of a major complaint we've had. We love being only a short drive from Milwaukee but still living in a more rural area. This is the exactly the kind of place that we want to start our lives in and raise a family.

The thing that can be so hard is meeting new friends, finding a Church and feeling like you truly belong here. We went to an amazing Church in Chicago (www.harvestbiblechapel.org) where we were consistently fed, excited to go to Church and would often spend the rest of our Sundays discussing what Pastor James had preached about. The only problem we had there was that since it was so large we had a hard time plugging in. We went to a few different small groups and while we did meet some very nice people, we really didn't make any relationships.

One of the things we were most excited about when it came to moving to the Milwaukee area was finding a new Church and getting plugged in. We started looking for Churches before we even moved up here and even had a couple that we specifically wanted to check out. So far we haven't had any luck...we know that we were a bit spoiled going to such an amazing Church in Chicago so we've tried to keep an open mind and have even gone to them several times trying to see if perhaps the problem was us having a grumpy day or if we just really didn't like the Church.

My question is when is enough, enough? And how do you find a home Church? Do you just go somewhere that is pretty good but really doesn't get you excited about your Faith? We don't want to just keep "holding out" because we feel like every week that goes by is another one that we aren't connected when we want to be. I don't have any of the answers to these questions...but I would love to hear your thoughts on the topic and would even more appreciate your prayers that we would be led to a place that where we can be used, our faith would grow and where we will feel at home.

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