31 days

31 days – fall 2013 – finding a new church

One thing that I never anticipated doing during the first three months of newlywed?

Finding a new church.

Because G was already involved in a local church – I was ready to jump in with him after I moved and enjoy the six months we were going to be here {we might be moving in January… did I mention that?}.

Looking for a church together would be something that we would do after our next move.

The second Sunday after we got married and I moved to Hampstead, we walked into Sunday School and I was excited that I was finally able to worship alongside my husband, and not 500 miles away like we had done for the previous 14 months while we were dating/engaged. I was ready to get involved in a small group and to see what God could teach us through church during our first six months of marriage.

The lesson plan He laid out was a little different than I imagined though. He didn’t want to teach us just through church, He wanted to teach us about His church also.

After a couple of months of getting involved, we felt God begin to change our hearts and plans for our time here in Hampstead.

As G and I talked about things that were important to us in a church, we began to stalk look at churches online. {Can I just say how much I love the internet?}

Through a little bit of searching, He’s showed us where He wanted us to be.

As I think about this last month and what God has shown us – through his Word, the teaching, and encouragement from others – I’m reminded how sovereign He is. He knows what we need and when we need it.

“Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good! Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him!”

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6 thoughts on “31 days – fall 2013 – finding a new church

  1. I think finding a home church as newlywed adults is a hard challenge! That was something my husband and I did struggle with when we first got married, getting plugged into a new church in a new location together!

    1. Glad to know we aren’t alone! While the process didn’t take long for us {thankfully!}, it is still an intimidating one, but worth the effort!
      p.s. – love your name… I’m a Rachel who loves a G 😉

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