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Posted 12/5/17
I've gone to various Protestant churches throughout my years but I was thinking about trying something new. Maybe a Methodist or Baptist church, something more traditional. This got me thinking about what type other people attend.

Question: What type of church do you go to?
Bonus: Which types of churches have you been to before?
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Posted 12/6/17
Don't go to church now but I did growing up,usually Pentecostal.
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I've never even been to church. I grew up in a completely atheist environment.
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An Asharanist church which is a church of my own making. It has no deities and it teaches us true tolerance for everything except for the B.S.
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27 / F / New Jersey, USA
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I stopped going to church when I was a little girl. Church bores me.
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29 / F / Oklahoma
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I stopped going to church a long time ago. It was boring, and I ended up not really believing in any of it, so...

Fortunately for me, my parents also stopped regularly attending church by the time I stopped believing, so I've never had to even think of talking to them about it, which is the way I want to keep it.

I was raised in a few different churches. When I was super young, it was a Methodist church downtown. Then in the late 90s and early 00s we went to a Disciples of Christ church. After that we switched back to a Methodist church, but a different one from the one in the beginning.
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Temple/Shrine myself, was forced to attend several branches of churches and never found one that interests me, just revealed that every religion is a cult and gets upset when you don't give them money, full of hypocrites.. some branches are: primitive, nondenominational, universalists, new age christian, new age (Wiccan), witch, catholic, modern... etc, etc...
Posted 12/6/17 , edited 12/6/17
I stopped going a long time ago... something about how superficial the attendants were , how they acted in and out of services, and that fool that came to place who acted all pompous and aristocratic as though he thought he was a prince among men. It could have been the place. I've been to different denominations, ones where the shout out babble like amsdfnmjhsdjksdf! and weruioweryiofhsdfo hallelujiah and those that chant the same thing ad nauseum at every service and line up to eat a cracker and drink after each other believing its a dead god. Check.


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I grew up in an nonreligious family so I'm atheist today. I visited my cousin's Catholic church when I was 10 when we had a sleepover. They made me sing and it felt extremely uncomfortable.
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As a young kid I went to a little Baptist church until my parents switched to a Methodist church. I've been to Catholic and Presbyterian weddings, those were interesting.
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I used to attend an Evangelical Free Church. These days I go to my local Catholic parish. I've thought about looking into Orthodoxy, but they are so few and far between.
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Prepare for a very long post about churches and church types.

- Southern Baptist church. I attended a Southern Baptist church for my entire childhood—Southern Baptist, to be specific—and I highly wish I hadn't. It was a highly toxic church with stagnant membership that honestly functioned more like a country club that met on Sundays than a church. AND all Southern Baptist churches I have visited have been this way, also. Be warned of the great hypocrisy and gossip that usually exists in these churches.

- Calvinist church. I visited one of these because my friend dragged me along. It was like a Southern Baptist church, except more uncomfortable. I haven't gone back.

- Catholic church. I only visited once with a Catholic friend, because I'm not Catholic. It was very interesting, EXTREMELY traditional and ceremonial and rituals-based, and the entire thing was in a different language.

- Lutheran church. Whenever I visit my grandparents, I visit their church with them. I would hazard that Lutheran churches are one of the most like Catholic churches in terms of traditional, ceremonial services. Lutheran churches make me think most strongly of paper booklets handed out before service starts so you know exactly what to expect and do for each part of service. Also the congregation at my grandparents' church is amazing.

- Sovereign Grace churches. There are two denominations that each call themselves "Sovereign Grace" (though perhaps one calls itself "Sovereign Grace Ministries" or something). One of the denominations had a major leader involved in a scandal, and the other one is so into election theology that they think they are better than everyone else. Either way, do your research. Be careful. I'd recommend staying away, especially especially if the church is part of the latter category.

- AMC church. I visited one of these with my family. Now... this is a church that people of African heritage attend. And... I would recommend staying away from it, as the church is very highly Charismatic to the point of where it's just weird. It's just weird. (I think my brother is permanently scarred from the experience.)

- Charismatic church. In my personal opinion, these churches are some of my favorites. As a general trend, the people who attend Charismatic churches tend to be more open and welcoming. BUT you have to find a church that isn't too charismatic, or it just gets back into being like an AMC church.

- pastor-preneur churches. I don't know if the Elevation church movement has spread to where you are, but think of churches like that. Now, these churches are the kind you have to be very careful around, because they are usually under the control of the pastor, and oftentimes the congregation will make their pastor out to be their second savior or something. It's creepy. And kinda cultish.

- nondenominational churches. These... how good the church is varies highly from church to church. It's interesting.


Long story short: How good a church is does not depend on its denomination but on its leadership and membership.
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Posted 12/6/17
Im LDS (Mormon).
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Posted 12/6/17
A Baptist Church but I frequently go to mass due to being in a Catholic school.
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Lutheran church
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