Inconsistent Couple Leaves Church Because They Were "Not Being Fed"
Blake and Cindy Coughlin have been attending Cornerstone Bible Church for 2 years. They started going after Blake's grandmother's funeral service was held there. But recently they decided to leave and begin attending Alive Worship Center.
"We enjoyed a lot of things about Cornerstone. We just weren't being fed spiritually," Blake says.
"We are a small church of maybe 85-100 people," relates Bob Brewster, the Connections pastor. "I basically know everyone. I remember seeing the Coughlins once every couple of weeks for several months. They seemed nice and eager at the beginning, but not very committed. I wasn't aware they still considered this their home church. They probably haven't been here in 3 or 4 months. But of course we wish him well."
Cindy admits they are basically "Sunday morning Christians, but doesn't think that means they should starve spiritually." She knows they probably should have been more involved in the many opportunities Cornerstone had for discipleship and outreach ministry. "At the same time the pastor did not offer podcasts so we could listen to his sermons while we travelled to concerts and other events on the weekends. They did not share many inspirational memes or funny John Crist videos on the church Facebook page. I just feel like they could have done more to make sure we were being nourished spiritually. I think we will find what we need at Alive."