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I think it's best if both partners attend the same church. Whatever the reasons for moving or staying, do it together.
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Originally Posted by brittany111 View Post
Every time I have changed churches in the past it has just sort of 'happened.' The first time was because I moved to a town two hours away, the second was for personal reasons and because I felt God was moving me on, the third and last time I changed churches I never actually inteded to. (I went to my current church as a visitor a few times with no intentions of actually changing churches, when the leadership of my previous church chose to close the doors.)

My parents understand why I stay at my current church, but want me to change churches so that we can again worship together as a family. I love my current church and the only benefits I see from changing are that it is where my parents go, my parents church is charismatic and my church is not, and my parents church seems to do more to reach out to the community.

I have prayed about changing but haven't felt led in either way.

What are good reasons for changing churches?
I think there are several good reasons to change churches, first because the Lord is directing you to change. Second, I think if your disagreeing with the doctrinal stance of the church. Third, I think if the staff of the church does something that is immoral that would be a sign to leave.
I don't think people join churches for good reasons anymore than they leave them for good reasons for the most part. Most of the time people go to the church they are at because they are invited by friends or family.
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If you are "OK" with others in the fellowship believing differently about the tongues issues (and biblically you should be), then I'd say it's fine to stay in fellowship there. The gifts issue is made into WAY too big of an issue nowadays. We need to learn that none of us has the corner on the market of truth... and are always learning about such things as we grow.
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I just don't want to up and change churches just because it is what others want me to do-I want to be where the Lord wants me.
It sounds like your previous changes were God-led.
Look at why they might be asking that of you. You have been living an adult life long enough that it might feel like living under their roof again. But maybe they are getting older and seeing their friends disappear one by one, and they are gaining a whole new appreciation for family bonds.

If there were children involved (siblings or you), they might suggest that because they want it for their grandchildren -- for the kids to see everyone worshiping God together.

If they were feeling more frail and facing illnesses, that might be another valid reason -- wanting to make sure you were there in case they needed help.

But unless you see a reason that someone else needs you there for support, it doesn't seem you should feel guilty for staying with what you have chosen. Find out their reasons. If you are gaining a lot from being where you are, and no one needs you elsewhere, then there's no reason to switch.
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Originally Posted by brittany111 View Post
Every time I have changed churches in the past it has just sort of 'happened.' The first time was because I moved to a town two hours away, the second was for personal reasons and because I felt God was moving me on, the third and last time I changed churches I never actually inteded to. (I went to my current church as a visitor a few times with no intentions of actually changing churches, when the leadership of my previous church chose to close the doors.)

My parents understand why I stay at my current church, but want me to change churches so that we can again worship together as a family. I love my current church and the only benefits I see from changing are that it is where my parents go, my parents church is charismatic and my church is not, and my parents church seems to do more to reach out to the community.

I have prayed about changing but haven't felt led in either way.

What are good reasons for changing churches?

The best reason to change a church in my opinion is because the HOLY SPIRIT leads you too!!
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Originally Posted by smithwood View Post
I think it's best if both partners attend the same church. Whatever the reasons for moving or staying, do it together.
Always best for married couples to go together-but you don't have to go to Grandpa's church for the sake of a family legacy-Even alot of Adult pastor's kids don't attend where Dad preaches because of the extra pressure either/both sides feel. They often branch out. It's like a Dr. Treating his own adult children, may be better they go somewhere else. The thing is it's a choice.

There's NO wrong reason to leave a church unless you are just a "power munger" dogmatic busy body whose miffed about something not going your little immature way. in That case you will not be happy in any church that does not do things "your way" and No good church will.
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1 Corinthians 13:1 Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal.

1 Corinthians 14:19 yet in the church I would rather speak five words with my understanding, that I may teach others also, than ten thousand words in a tongue.
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