They are trying to find the one the suites them, and that they feel comfortable in.
Yes, where you get baptized is your church home.
Well the reason that they hop from church to church because they are not truly ready to make real changes in their life. So they search for a church that will suit or fit their lifestyle. Such as lesbianism or a gay lifestyle, or "shacking together" without the benefit of marriage, and etc.
The churches nowadays is like a social club, where skimpy very immodest and showy dress and behavior is exhibited....Gambling, selling, politics, you name it is going on in many churches today. To draw in and keep members at some churches everything under the sun is allowed and done. So, if a person or a family is truly serious about having or leading a godly or christian life, yet sees all the garbage going on and being done in the name of God in a particular church they are checking out, it is only natural to search for greener pastures or fresher watering holes spiritually speaking. There IS truly a true religion and organization out there....One that the majority of people do not want to adhere to. Yet if an honest-hearted, humble person became a part of this true religion they would be thoroughly be satisfied spiritually and have no need hop from religious building to religious building.
Some churches are friendlier than others. Most are just trying find one that fits them like hunting for a pair of shoes which fits.
Because they have turned into social clubs instead of a place to worship God?
You can say that again Bonnie......... sooooooo true, and sad at the same time. There's so much I can say about that statement being true but what good will it do me or anyone else? What's really going on in CHURCH today? Why is the population shrinking and not growing? I for one went because of a desired relationship with GOD but after visiting with this certain church I decided to join...felt GOD compelling me to join and I was ready for a church "HOME" one that dated me before "marrying me" so to speak. However I doubted that decision ever since I've made it knowing that the "so-called saints" there could care less about me being a member nor my presence being there. I don't even feel a connection to my pastor.......its sad and my attendance there is all but removing my membership. The "clicks" just irritates me and takes my focus of why I'm really there....I'm not free to worship, not free to praise, not free to testify of GOD's goodness....its like church business isn't soul business anymore. Its all about money and titles. This is one of the reasons why people church hop....
I was in a church for 17 years I thought I would be there for the rest of my life.<br />
My husband and I were counselors and sun school teacher, pre-school teacher etc etc fully involved. Then our Pastor started going off to another country and comming back with another pastors vision and if we didn't catch it we were being unfaithfull. Problem was while he was away visiting pastors came to us and fed us alot of untruth. I couldn't respect my pastor any longer and we left. Church to me was not acting and sounding like a chicken or chanting you going to kick the devil in the butt. It was like a kids playground. We out grew it.
to find the one that feels right
sometimes it takes a while to find the one that feels right in your heart.~
These people are the the kind of people that are never satisfied with anything and are very easily offended. If the Pastor say's something they don't like or disagree with they move along to another church. It's like the saying goes, "You can please all of the people some of the time!" but "You can't please "All" of the people all of the time!"<br />
So these kind of people are never satisfied or content. It reminds me of something I once heard, "just go on to church with the hypocrits and ignore them because that's better than staying at home and not going to church and end up in hell with them for eternity.
The first missionaries in China were often confused to find their best converts attending a Buddhist temple or whatever. When they asked them if they had not accepted Jesus as their lord and savior they would respond with something like, "Yes! And on Tuesdays I'm a Taoist and on Fridays a Buddhist." For them there was no contradiction and the odd thing was to deny one's self whatever wisdom the other religions had to offer. To a great extent one's choice in religion was considered merely a personal preference rather than a lifetime commitment or sacred duty and the idea of different religions all claiming they alone had the key to heaven was absurd.
They look for an image/ideal that works too their vision
A longing to find meaning... and well done to them for trying.
We did a lot of hopping because we didn't feel welcome at the churches we visited.