Earlier this year, Our family went to an 'emerging' church and was surprised that it was not for us. It sounded so great and came very highly recommended, but it was NOT for us.
We attended about 4 times and although they were hospitable and nice to us, we were told that this is a 'non consumer' church. Meaning that they help people and pride themselves in having lots of work and missions going on at various times but do not really look after Christians that are in need respite and restoration. Were they very vague in their understanding of the scriptures? They constantly kept saying; 'where are we going & what are we doing?' Kind of like they were waiting for a big gust of wind to physically carry them forth, when these answers are very clear in the scriptures.
When they noticed that we weren't coming back, they sent us an email titled the 'devils beatitudes'. It's not that I don't believe in the Devil or Hell but I suppose that some Christians believe that you can be damned for not "going to" church. So I guess that was what they thought of us and felt it their right to send us that judgmental message. Oh how I would have very much liked to hear the beatitudes of Jesus instead, but I guess they didn't think those were fit for us.