My name is Sharron and I am married (25 years) with 4 homeschooled children ages 8-18 (one graduating this month).
I stumbled across the GodJourney one day when I, in frustration, was trying to see if there was anyone else out in the world who felt like I felt - disillusioned with church. I was still in the IC at that time when I stumbled across the GodJourney. I was like “whoa, these guys are crazy”" (it was right before Brad left), “I don’t think I like these guys, they’re taking the Body too lightly; people at church would think what they are saying is crazy!”
But I kept listening! The things that were being said, all levity aside, was what I was feeling! WOW, other people DO feel this way - and they just weren’t ‘regular people’, they were Big Boys in ministry, lol.
Anyway, it was about 3 years after that that I got to my ropes end with the IC… I had forgotten about the
GodJourney in the continual rush of church involvement and family responsibilities. I had, once again,
gone online to see if anyone, anywhere, just didn’t want to go to church anymore. So in frustration, I typed into Google, “I don’t want to go to church anymore!” not expecting to find anything, just typing in what I was feeling. And can you believe what came up? An actual BOOK entitled So You Don’t Want to Go to Church Anymore! I was flabbergasted! It was online so after my shock I immediately started reading it – and found my story within its pages.
“Who was the author who understood me like this?” I thought. When I saw the name, I did a search on him and found out HE WAS THE GUY WHO WAS HOSTING THE GODJOURNEY! I couldn’t believe it! After listening to a few of his podcasts a few years previously, I hadn’t gone back to the website and I didn’t know Wayne from Adam. After reading the book, I knew I needed to listen to more podcasts (which I have done and am doing) and Wayne (Brad when he is there) along with some others (Frank VIola,
Joseph Herrin, Ken Brown, Art Nelson and John Fenn) have helped me come into a greater reality of what the Body of Christ can look like outside of religion.
My husband still attends and I assume my name is still on the role but it’s been about 3 years since I’ve been to the building.
Thanks for reading.