My father grew up in New Lothrop, as this entire area is just one big farmland region.Interesting suggestion, Donald. I am not sure that would be embraced, given my church's stance on things like that, but I definitely know some families in the area that are in the same boat. I am considering a website or possibly just a FB community group to gauge interest in a Reformed Baptist church in the area.
Hey, I see you are from the Owosso area; I hail from the Linden! We're not too far from each other.
Was going to ask the same thing. There is a very similar, distinctive writing style.
I'm not downplaying the importance of the marks of a healthy church at all, but at the rate things are going for Christianity in the West it won't be long before you need to sell your house and purchase a Winnebago for your family to live out of if you live by Brother Paul's advice.
Thanks brother, it's encouraging to hear someone who has been through this.That was my thread! I see much of the same advice is being given here as was given to me (over a year ago!), and that's encouraging.
Jon, I've been more or less where you are and have a notion of what you're dealing with. Trust God, pray, keep leading your family, and draw encouragement from all of the sound counsel from brothers and sisters in Christ that you get here and elsewhere--regardless of whether you eventually decide to remain where you are or move.