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Settling into my new church


I recently joined a local church to where I am living and am rapidly settling into making it a regular part of my life. I had been looking for well over a year for the right place and had some pretty strict criteria for the kind of church I wanted to be a member of.

This may have been a little too strict by some peoples standards but my criteria was as follows.

  • Firstly, as I am a Baptist I wanted it to be Baptist church.
  • Secondly, I wanted it to be a small yet friendly congregation.
  • Thirdly, I want to hear the word not spend my time listening to a rock band playing modern Christian music – I don’t mind singing and music at all – but I don’t want it to be the focus of my time there.
  • Fourthly, I want to be comfortable with those around me so that I can take my own family there without spooking them.
  • Fifthly, I want to grow as a Christian there not simply check a box to say I go to church each weekend.
  • Sixthly, Ideally I wanted it to be in the local area – not too far away.


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