As we've discussed our transition and plan to leave our current church, I've noticed one question that our long-time, close friends have asked.
"Where are you and your family going to go to church while you transition?"
It's not, where are you going next? What will you do? What will your next ministry be? Just a simple, you need to stay in church - where will you go to worship? We actually have a plan for this, which is nice. We have a good friend who pastors a church in a nearby community. He's part of our network of youth ministry support and he knows our story. He's invited us to come and heal at his church. It's good to know where we'll be attending Christmas Sunday. I'm glad we don't have a map of all of the local churches that we're randomly throwing a dart at. And it's helpful to have a place that we can tell our boys that we'll be attending.
This question has shown the depth of some of our friendships. It's a question asked by people who truly care about us and our spiritual life. And it's a question asked by people who have been through transition before. I'm thankful that we have a place to go and I'm thankful that we have friends that care about our spiritual well being.
I'm really not sure what life will be like sitting in a pew with my husband. We're both usually so invested in parts of the service, it will be nice to actually worship together.