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Hi, I was hoping some of you Christian mums could give me some help...
Just some background, my family are not practising Christians and I was never taken to church growing up, my only church experience was bible classes at school and when I went to church with some friends as a teenager.
I've had a few stressful experiences lately and it started me thinking about attending church, but I am quite shy, I know my DP wouldn't go with me, so what happens can I just turn up on Sunday and take part?? Also does anyone know of any churches in Perth, I have a young baby so could I take her or leave her with my DP?
There's no reason why you can't just rock up! When you get there ask the person on the door where is a good place for you to sit. I'm not in Perth so I can't recommend a church for you but if any church is worth it's salt they'll welcome you warmly.
I think that any church would be glad to have you and would welcome you. There is usually someone standing on the door, or you could look for the preist and just introduce yourself. Im sure you would be at home in no time
hey Im apostolic and i know the pastor at Swancity church, the pastors wife is AWESOME if u want me to ring her and ask to set u up with someone there i will!!!! Im on canberra so i dont know if its close to you???? PM me if u want!
Most churches are very welcoming, so you going on your own not knowing anyone wouldnt be an issue (as far as they're concerned).
You'll probably find other people in the same boat as you!
Particularly if its the first time you have been to that church, they'll most likely make an effort to make you comfortable! :smiliedance:
I hope you find one that you love!
I think that its great you awnt to go back to church:) I would say pray about it and ask God to show you which church you should go to. , ask Him to reveal a church to you that you will feel at hime in and one that is biblically sound:)
Most churches would welcome you with open arms (as Katie said...) Its up to you if you take your child, either way would be fine!
I hope you find one that you love:thumbsup: COme and have a chat over at the Christian families thread too!
Let us know how you get on
sorry, i'm not a mum yet, but here's my story & opinion:
i'm extremely shy, too. i went to a church i'd never been to before (by myself) a little while ago now & planned to sit in the back row so that i could sneak off if it got too much for me... ;)
BUT, when i got there the only spare seats were towards the middle! :eek:
i got there late, so i didn't have to talk to anyone b4 the service (the doormen were too busy talking to each other they didn't even see me walk in!)
anyway, i planned to go straight home after the service, but between me & the door i had about 5 ladies come & introduce themselves to me! & then introduce me to other ppl!
moral of the story: it's easy to make friends if u r willing (i haven't been back since due to work commitments & the fact that the church was a little 'slow' for me... too traditional)
if u have your little one with u, it may even be easier to meet people as everyone (mothers & other) will want to meet the bubby ;) so, if she's well behaved she could make a good icebreaker for you (or, if she cries a lot u'll meet a lot of mums willing to help out at least! lol)
Just wondering how you went with it?
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