It’s official! I’m going to be included in the book Finding Church due out in November by Civitas Press. This is my first time being published and it’s an amazing feeling. For a few years it’s been my dream to be published. As I write my first book, I decided to submit to this project as a bit of a test to see if I have any potential. Apparently I do, which is a huge relief and a feeling that I’ve found something I’m supposed to do.
But enough about my life goals, here is a description of the project:
Behind each and every person who has returned to church or stopped attending church, there is a story filled with doubt, fear, and judgment, as well as faith, freedom, and redemption. And though millions of people have similar stories, many feel alone on their journey back to or away from church. It also does not help that those people who are returning to church often condemn and criticize those who are leaving, and those who are leaving sometimes judge and denounce those who return.
My view was that church is at it’s best when it’s community who is welcoming. If we can find that, I feel like the styles of music, methods of worship, and exact details don’t matter nearly as much.
So what I’m here to do now is ask, what’s your story? Did you stick with the church or did you leave it? Were you burned by the church and never came back? Were you outside the church and found it? Have you jumped from one church to another never finding just what you were looking for?
Leave a comment below and share you part of this larger story.