On vacation my wife and I visited a couple of really big and healthy Episcopal Churches. Still, we found ourselves missing our own parish, which is growing but certainly not anywhere near as large as the others. We missed our worship and our folks.
There is a great deal of negativity surrounding church life these days–much of it quite warrented. Call this a research question: What is it about your church that you love, on a deep, heart level? Forget the ‘big this or that program,’ what is it about your parish that brings you into the presence of God and inspires you to serve Him?