When to Leave Your Church: Episode 594
Featured musical artist: Abandon
Should I Stay or Should I Go?
What happens when a church isn’t totally meeting your needs? Do you stay and work to make improvements, or is it “peace out”? Cherry, J.B. and John have headed for the door in the past, but other times they’ve been motivated to stay. Communication failures, feeling left out as a single, worship styles, church conflict, lack of opportunities to serve — there are a bunch of reasons people leave. What are the deal-breakers, and when can you be part of the solution? Moreover, how can you maintain objectivity and a Christ-like attitude through it all?
You’re Not Too Faithful to Fall
Guests: Brittany Rust,
When Brittany got saved, she dove into ministry and church life head-first, assuring herself that she would never commit certain sins. At her most faithful, she met the man of her dreams and immediately got caught in a cycle of sexual sin. The fallout was devastating — she lost her ministry and her man. But God is good and faithful even when we’re not, and Brittany took a journey back to the One who saved her and loved her despite her failings. She has a word of warning for us church folk: Watch out! When you think you’re untouchable or too faithful to fall, that’s exactly when you’re most vulnerable.
Introvert Roommate Search
She’s an introvert on the lookout for a roommate, but the thought of interviewing all those random people is leaving her in a panic. What if she fails to put her best foot forward or is misunderstood? What if she makes a mistake and chooses the wrong person? Lisa has some words of comfort.