I feel the same. Most churches won't even preach about what is going on in the world today, in fear they will hurt someone's feelings. My father in law is a preacher. Quit going to his church. Was only going cause I felt I had to. People were very welcoming. Then I became secretary. That was it for me for volunteering. I felt they held the dollar a bit to close to their tight gripped fist. Then when I started to feel society as a whole is falling farther and farther away from God. I asked my fil why he doesn't preach about what is going on in the world today and how the Bible tells us we should approach, act, etc and he said he can't preach politics! I could have fallen over.I could get over some differences in doctrine, I've found we believe a little different than others & we're okay with that. What I can't get over is the priorities of many churches. I believe the true priorities of a church, like an individual, can be seen in how they allocate resources. Most, in my opinion, don't match up with scripture nor do they reflect the needs of the church in a larger sense. Most kids growing up in a Christian homes going to church regularly won't be Christian into adulthood. The statistics are appalling but most churches are either blissfully ignorant about it or don't care. They have Zumba classes & travel groups though! They continue to staff youth groups with the most inexperienced staff & keep feeding the kids the same dribble they've been feeding them, never getting to the meat of anything. They never learn why Christians believe what we do or why the Christian worldview is best. While we are in a battle for the hearts, minds, & souls of our youth, the pastors are telling stories & cracking jokes in the pulpit & busy trying not to offend anyone. I can't, in good conscience, be a part of it nor will I allow my kids to darken their doorsteps.
I would LOVE to be an active member of a church. A REAL church that's making disciples, feeding the flock, ministering to needs, & is salt & light in this dark world. I would love to be volunteering large amounts of my time & resources supporting such activities. I'm not looking for perfection, I wouldn't fit in very well, heck they can even have a Zumba class. Unfortunately what I see are country clubs you can write off your taxes. So instead I volunteer & fellowship in a Christian mothers of preschoolers group & a Christian homeschool group, listen to Worship music, & listen to several different preachers on CD & radio. :dunno:
Then I started to research into some denominations and where there money goes. I am now going to write to the church of my childhood and some of my adult life to revoke my membership. Their principles are no where near mine. Even though I am not active in that church I still do not want to be affiliated with them.
It is very hard to find a church. Pray for guidance and he will show it.