I am a church hopper.
I almost never at the same church on Sunday morning. I want to see and get a glimpse of the different communities that are a part of Greenville. I also am extremely interesteed to visit a church when I know people who go there. I like to experience what they are experiencing to get a better idea of who they are.
Pretty good justification for church hopping, right?
I haven’t found a community that sees me.
I get grouped as a single or grouped as a woman, but I don’t get to be me. I get labeled, I get categorized, but I don’t ever get to be Merianna. Oftentimes I go to church and get completely ignored, never spoken to.
Is this what church is?
Is finding a church family where you sit in the same seat or section every Sunday morning another one of the cultural expectations like buying a house or finding that one job where you can spend the next 15-20 years?
I want to be challenged. I want to be uncomfortable. I don’t ever want to stop learning and growing.