Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Done searching

After yesterday's post about our most recent church visit, I thought I'd update you on the status of our search for a church.

It's over, more or less.

My honey and I have agreed on a church to attend in the immediate term. It's called Harvest Bible Chapel and is part of the family of churches planted out of James MacDonald's church in the Chicago area. BTW, here's a nice sample of MacDonald, particularly relevant these days:

Keep Your Eye on the Ball from Harvest Bible Chapel on Vimeo.

So, anyway, we'll be attending a Harvest Bible Church. They're in the process of changing location just now. Having sold their old building on the outskirts of everything, they're now renting some warehouse space in a much more densely populated area. I didn't fall head-over-heals in love when I attended this church a few weeks ago. I didn't feel an overwhelming sense of God's presence, or the sense of being exactly where I belonged. But both my wife and I have kind of quietly come to the conclusion that it's the right place for us, the right bunch of folks, at least for now.

I say "for now" because there's a group in my area that is preparing to plant a "Christ-centered" church, and I want to check in with them when they do. I'm acquainted with the church-planter and will be attending a 4-week Bible-study at his house next month, and I really anticipate, if all goes well, being a part of that church.

BTW, if I do get involved with that new church, I promise not to have any of these attitudes.


Glynn said...

Glad you found a place, Bob. We're at the very first steps of this journey, and it's always encouraging to know that there is a place to come to.

Bob Spencer said...

Patience will serve you well. I wish you the best in your own search.