With that said let me describe the three places we've been (as they are pretty much our only options at this time)
1. A church on the island about 10 minutes away. The people are very nice and friendly. The sermons are good, the music is alright. Going there seems okay, just not inspiring.
2. Another church on the island less than 2 minutes away (we can walk). The people are nice, though it seems like 90% are over the age of 60. I liked the music here as it was more old hymns (which makes sense with older people) maybe weird but I liked that. The sermons were good, but again nothing that seemed to challenge me or make me think.
3. A church off island, commuting being a slight pain. It's a big church, part of a mega church to be exact. The people seemed very friendly, lots of young married new families. The sermon was fantastic, the music more like going to a concert than worship.
So then I'm back to my questions.
What is it that we go for?
If it's the teaching, well the one I like the best (#3) has a video podcast I could watch at home.
Is it the worship? I could crank up a CD with the family here.
I lean towards thinking it's to be with other believers. We could really plug ourselves in at any of these churches and try to connect with people.
So, what makes you choose the church you attend?