I get so discouraged at the church that my husband and I are attending. Our church has about 300 members, but out of the 300, I would say that there really are more like 20 who actually are faithful and dedicated. There is no real fellowship. I think our church has one get together every year that everyone is welcome to, but this past year, so many people were skipping out. I heard such excuses as "I want to clean my house" or "nah, its not my thing". You would think that people could make it out the ONE time per year that they have something scheduled. Its very disheartening that there is such a lack of committment. There is also what I believe to be a lack of good fruit there. Today in our Sunday school class, our teacher skipped the lesson and instead the class sat in a circle and chit chatted about vasectomy experiences and what tattoos they wanted to get. Me and one other girl in the class were obviously very disturbed about the topics at hand, but the attempts to get back on track were ignored. This is SO not the church I ever would pick for myself. I want a church that is serious about God and has good fruit and people who are obviously Christians attending it. Why do we go to this church? My husband and I had a very very difficult time finding a church. Finally, through a lot of prayer, I realized that I was not submitting at all in this area, so I decided to get in the backseat and let my husband lead. It has worked. He found Warren Woods Baptist Church for us, and he has thrived like crazy. He went from not practicing his faith at all, to teaching VBS, playing the drums, joining a mens fellowship, talking to others about Christ, being involved and the best part is that he makes it to church every Sunday, where in the past, he would find every excuse in the world not to go. I know that God has a plan, and it has been extremely apparent in how much my husband has changed. My husband made his very first true Christian friend (who is one of the Pastors) and that friendship has made such an impact on him. He finally has another man to talk about his faith with and they get together every week to pray with eachother, and this mans wife and I get along great as well, so I am very thankful. I know that this is where God wants us to be, but sometimes it is SO hard to go to this church where it seems that people are not taking God seriously at all. I know that God can do anything and I am going to be praying my heart out about this, but I was hoping that maybe I could get some encouragement from you all that perhaps you had seen some dead churches come to life. I dont really want to leave our church, I just want it to wake up. Does that make sense?