Okay, this may be a bit of a personal question and I've been contemplating asking you all but here it goes...
We are in the process of trying to find a Church home- after moving states this has been a challange for us.
Most of the churches that we have been visiting have youth groups. We have an almost teen and are considering visiting them, however we are very cautious at the same time.
What do you all think of youth groups? Do your teens go to them? Have they been good for them? Has it helped them socially? etc.
On the same note, how do you all feel about nurserys and childrens church? We've always had our kids in the service with us but everywhere we've gone, there is always somewhere for them to go during the service. I would love to hear your pro's and con's.
Also, it seems that the churches we've been visiting don't have any homeschoolers or stay at home moms, etc. Most of the kids go to public schools and or their mom works outside the home. Do you think these things (shared family values)are important in finding a church home?
I know these are some controversial and deep issues to discuss so I hope that I'm not stepping too far out on a limb here. If I am, please let me know.
Can you tell we terribly miss our church family back in Missouri?
Love to yah all!