The stories vary from those who have left and have not returned to those who have found new ways of "being" the church or ways to revitalize the church. I find anguish and hurt, hope and even joy in the stories. -Charles Epworth
From the Author
If we ignore these changes, we miss out on some of the exciting things God is doing in the church and in our culture. So it is best to follow Jesus in bringing about the changes He is working in His church.
But Jesus does not call everyone to follow Him in the same way. Some people follow Jesus by leaving the church, while others follow Jesus by switching churches, and still others follow Jesus by trying to reform their church from within.
If you have been in church for any length of time, it is likely that you have wanted to leave your church, switch churches, or try to reform your church.
The stories in Finding Church will challenge you to see that every person's path is different. The stories in this book are not written so that you can follow someone else's path, but to encourage you to find the path in which Jesus has prepared for you. When you do this, you are Finding Church.
You "find church" when you find how Jesus wants you to live and serve within the church, as part of His Body.