My wife and I both grew up in rural churches, where a majority of the congegrations were comprised of a handful of families who lived in the immediate community. While we both miss the opportunity to fellowship regularly with family, we do not miss the cliques and politics of these types of rural churches. We currently attend a church, that while it is not huge, there seems to be a diverse body of believers, with many families from different walks of life. It's nice to have people view us as a couple for who we are, not so and so's son or so and so's niece. So my question is, how important is it to you in choosing a church, that extended family should play a role. (If location wasn't a factor). (1) Would you go to church with your extended family even if you didn't agree completely with the church's doctrine, pastor, worship style, etc. (2) Or, All things being equal (doctrine, pastor, worship style, etc.) would you avoid going to church with extended family (even if you got along with the in-laws and outlaws) just for the potential problems that may occur.