Chad Daugherty is a friend of mine who is a missionary to Estonia. God laid this poem on his heart. It blessed me. He gave me permission to share it with you. May you also be blessed by it.
Over the last few years I have had several friends who have chosen to no longer go to church, yet, remain a believer. The reasons are varied. Some because of being hurt by those in the church, others because of the way the church looks and acts.
Jerrad Lopes, founder of the national organization, Dad Tired, does a weekly podcast talking about different issues men may have in their lives. Jerrad encourages men to be dads who follow after God and put Him first in their families. In this podcast he addresses the issue of whether a family really needs to go to church or not. He does not say it is wrong to not go to church, but does suggest that anyone considering not going to church should ask themselves some very good questions.
Please take the time to listen to this podcast, whether you go to church or not, and whether you are considering not going to church or not. It was a real eye-opener to the issue.