Growing up, I was one of those kids in church every time the doors were open. I went to Sunday School and learned about David and Goliath and Jonah and the whale, and even memorized a silly little song about Father Abraham that I still remember today!
Some of you reading this are thinking, “I know exactly what you are talking about!” and others of you are thinking, “I’m glad I didn’t have to endure that!”
When I look back now, I appreciate many things I learned about the Bible. But I wish I had known what to do with my questions. In the church where I grew up, we really didn’t ask questions. We were encouraged to simply trust and believe. At times this left me wondering, “What am I supposed to do with my questions?”
- Does God really exist?
- Why should I trust what the Bible says?
- If God is good, why does he allow bad things to happen?
- Don’t all religions, in the end, lead to God?
Starting Point is a 10-week conversational environment where people can explore faith and experience community with a dozen or so other people who are also seeking answers. It’s a place to consider the questions that keep us from a growing relationship with God. It’s for the curious, the skeptical, and those who just want to connect with other like-minded people. In Starting Point, questions are not only encouraged—they form the basis of our conversations.