I have been struggling with this lately. The church I have been at for 5 years has recently been doing some things I have issues with. First, when I first started attending, small groups were the backbone of the church. Serving was also highly stressed. Our pastor left, and with the new pastor came changes (even though we are an elder led church with 4 elders). First came our churches promotion of Cursillo type movements, Koinonia and Kairos being the two. I have serious issues with this, addressed the elders, met with them...and came away that my concerns were not valid, and I should "try it" before I condemn it. I'm not into para-church movements, as I feel they are heavy into new age. Next came a few teen pregnancies in our church. I know that this cannot be put onto the church, but it is concerning none the less. Next, our church has de-emphasized small groups. We used to start in Sept and run through May...now we start in mid Jan and run through mid May. This has happend because we started a Sunday evening whole church study format, which is fine...but I would have rather added that to the small group format we currently had. I can't see removing one discipleship tool in favor of another one that was garnering results. The whole church Sunday study is on Henry Blackaby's book Experiencing God...which raised red flags due to some of the content about God revealing things to us through experience and circumstances and not necessarily His Word. It seems like we are moving into an "experiencing", "feeling" type direction that I am not real comfortable with. What suggestions do you have?