YAAYYYY I’m so excited and proud for you!!! Following Jesus isn’t easy but it is the absolute best and brightest path you could take in this world (and out of it, for that matter). I’ve been a christian all my life (though only actively and seriously in the past two years or so) and I still get nervous if I’m visiting a new church. You’re definitely not alone :)
Churches (meaning, the people and leaders who make up a church community) can be different - and I really, really hope you go to a good one with welcoming Christians, because though Jesus will never disappoint you, his followers, sadly, can. But what it can and should be, and usually is, is also a lovely, amazing, peaceful place where you can meet awesome people, grow in knowledge and your walk with God and make loads of interesting friends!
Speaking practically, so you know the basic lowdown, usually you will go into a church building, there will be coffee or muffins or tea, and you can mingle if you like (personally, on Sundays I’m the one making the coffee so I’m not doing too much mingling - but I’m an introvert so I like going through the crowd with a purpose ;)) and then everyone sits down to listen to a pastor or speaker teach on something important pertaining to life and God. You’ll sing a few worship songs before and/or after and then disperse, and after people usually stand around in the lobby or wherever and catch up with each other, make plans to meet for coffee, etc!
I wish you were coming to my church so I could meet you and make sure you are welcomed!! (although, who knows, right??) Just remember, whether you are three miles or halfway around the world away, I am thinking and praying for you as I go about my Sunday, and you are absolutely welcome to talk to me on or off anon about anything. hey, tell me how it goes, okay? You are all things lovely and God bless you, dear.
we’re having my friend’s bridal shower here tomorrow, so I’m opening all the windows and doors to let the sunshine stream in, blasting songs and cleaning up a storm. I lied I actually do love summer