How far do you drive?

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  1. mike

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    I'm curious as to how far you pastors and ministers drive to get to the church you serve. I live about two miles from my church. However, I know a few who drive a pretty long way to get to theirs.

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  2. pastorjeff

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    Drove 45 Min. when I first started filling the pulpit here. Now we are here full time amd live on the other side of town ( about half a mile.)
     
  3. Bro Tony

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    The first 11 years here in Mesa I drove about 7 miles to the church from home. This past year we moved to about a mile from the church.

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  4. go2church

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    Walk about 50 yards or so.
     
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    Parsonage is 1/2 mile from our church building.
     
  6. SaggyWoman

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    The farthest I was from a church that I attended was 11 miles. Hated it during Bible School Week.

    Next was 7 miles. Twice.

    Five miles.

    Now two miles.

    Where I grew up--maybe a mile.
     
  7. Dr. Bob

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    Our new church plant is about 92 miles out into the high plains at Dry Creek (Bill, Wyoming, population 4 is the nearest town).

    My home church is a block and a half away.
     
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    Student Pastor 50 miles early eighties. Now 7 blocks.
     
  9. Ellis Murphree

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    When I was in bible college, I drove about 140 miles one-way to minister in a church every weekend.

    After school, and a couple of summers of camp work, I moved to Denver for a while. I attended church in Denver, but the drive took nearly 40 minutes!

    Last year I was filling pulpits at three different churches. One of those churches was a 45 minute drive from my house (I preached there every other week), another one of those churches was an hour-and-a-half from my house (I only preached there a few times), and the other church was nearly 4 hours away. I preached there every other week for a good portion of the summer.

    The church I am working at now is 11 miles from my house. After the first of the year I will be attending a church that is only a 5 minute drive from my house.
     
  10. TaterTot

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    walk across the street

    Used to drive 30 minutes
     
  11. Jensen

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    Hey go2church...I have only 35-40 yards.

    It has its benefits (all those things I forget I can just step out a minute and return before anyone knew I was gone) but I would prefer to be at least a short distance from the church. Plus my office is "at the parsonage" which is difficult with my 4 small children being homeschooled feet away...they come in too often...but that is another topic!
     
  12. go2church

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    I have an office at the church so that is nice. Also the phone for the church rings at the house, which is nice, no missed calls. I have always prefered being close the church.
     

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