It’s no secret that there is no perfect church. As Spirit-filled and life-giving as churches can be, each one is filled with imperfect humans who will make mistakes. Church is an incredible place to build community, learn, serve, and reach those outside of our walls but within our neighborhood. It’s hard to grow in our relationships, establishing a connection with those who can help sharpen us, if we are inconsistent with where we attend church. We invite more impact and can offer more impact when we find a church home and serve zealously and regularly within that community.
There are, however, circumstances when we find it is time to leave the church we’ve been attending. Doing so is no small decision; in fact, it is one that should be made over time, after much prayer and honest discussions with others.
Because there is no perfect church, I don’t believe we should pack up and leave our church community the minute things get difficult. There are plenty of reasons to stay at your current church, even (or especially) during trying times. Here, however, are six reasons why it is okay to leave your church:
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