Growing up my dad never attended Church, he was raised Church of Christ and never stepped foot in a Church, while I was growing up. My mom was raised in a small IFB church and she would take me on a few occasions while I was growing up. I can count the times she took me on both hands up until I was a teenager, and I never attended church as a teen. I remember being saved when I was about 8 at the IFB Church. I believe I was more less scared into it, but growing up I knew who my Savior was and never questioned my salvation. I read the Bible throughout my youth, but as I said, I was never involved in Church. To make a long story short once I was married I started attending Church with my wife at a Methodist Church. Although I was baptized, by immersion, I still wasn’t committed. About a year or so ago watching a U2 concert the Holy Spirit through the music of U2 really convicted my heart and I recommitted my life to Christ and was immediately on fire for the Lord. I was transferred to Indiana (work related) and my wife and I got really involved in a Methodist Church and started a Disciple Class there and am still taking it. I didn’t care for the preaching, it just seemed the preacher was afraid to really preach from the heart. In the meantime my parents have both found the Lord and are involved in an IFB Church. My mom recommended an IFB Church in our area. So we checked it out and loved it. We became members after about 2 months, but now that I’ve been going I’m having second thoughts. Since I was never raised in a Church, I’m not sure what I’m looking for in a Church, if that makes any sense. The church along with my parents are too fundamental for my wife and me. I’ll explain: I read and study the KJV as well as the NKJV, NIV. I read Eugene Petersons, the Message only as extra curricular reading. The Church preaches against any translation other than the KJV. I’m still involved with a Disciple Class at the Methodist Church. The Church knows this and I can tell that they don’t necessarily agree with it. I asked the pastor if the Church had any programs other than Sunday school that we could participate in. He said they don’t believe in a round table discussion of the scriptures. My wife wore a pair of kaki slacks to a Wednesday night service and she was told that members shouldn’t wear pants. My wife usually wears dresses anyway, but this winter when it’s 10 degrees outside, my wife would rather not wear a dress. I listen to U2 and love Christian Rock, ie Third Day. The Church preaches against any form of Rock, whether it’s Christian or not. My wife and I will on occasion have a beer or a glass of wine. The church is against any form of alcohol. I don’t see a problem with having one as long as it’s not excessive. And I don’t mind a preacher preaching against it, for I’ve seen first hand what excessive amounts of alcohol can do. These are just a few issues I’m facing with the IFB Church. My wife and I have been trying an Independent Nondenominational Christian Church, which seems more in line with what we’re looking for. They have Bible study programs; Saturday morning’s men’s prayer groups, accountability groups and I could go on and on. My wife and I have a meeting scheduled with the preacher at the IFB Church to discuss with him our feelings. I’ve been praying that the Lord will guide us to the “right” Church, of course my mom is devastated, she thinks the church we’re trying is some kind of cult, she’s just really closed minded. I get to the point were I just feel frustrated. I would like your prayers and any comments…thanks PS. Sorry for just a long rambling post.