Original Post 2011 see UPDATE 2014 at bottom of this post.
When we moved from Virginia to Tennessee in 2007 we started attending a local church. The people are sweet. kind, and loving. But after five years attending a church of over 500 three or more times a week, I still feel like I didn’t really know anyone.
I taught Sunday school, children’s church, VBS, camp, etc. I got to know some of the other workers but…I still felt alone. Church should be family.
When I mentioned this on Facebook I got a LOT of responses and many private emails of others who feel exactly the same way.
How many feel alone in church? I was sent links to these video trailers. It’s a real eye-opener.
Church Outside the Walls
For the full video go to http://cotwvideo.com/
Is This What Jesus had in Mind?
How can meeting two to three times a week with five hundred people make me feel alone, disconnected, and disjointed?
I have fellowship with God and with wonderful friends all over the USA and elsewhere. Just not in this church.
Jesus is the vine we need to abide in. Maybe too many of us try to abide in fellowship?
I’d love to hear your comments.
(October 2014) We moved to Florida in July and I found an amazing church (it’s more like a Bible college than a church). It is Seed of Abraham Fellowship in Merritt Island, Florida. You can hear Tom Bradford’s Torah Class audio teachings and see his videos free online. If you are hungry for meat, check them out: Old Testament Studies / New Testament Studies. I feel more connected in this church in three months than I did in three years in the church I attended in Tennessee.