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wonder

United States

#1 Nov 1, 2009
does anyone know about highlands fellowship? what their beliefs are. we are kinda new to town and are looking for somewhere .thanks
yadontsay

Richmond, VA

#2 Nov 2, 2009
Keep looking. they seem to have too much negativity associated with them lately. I personally think it comes from trying to do too much with too little.
Godgaveusfreewil l

Charlottesville, VA

#3 Nov 2, 2009
Well there is good and bad in all churches,just be sure you find a true Bible believing church that stands on the WORD OF GOD. We are all human and not perfect, we also know right from wrong.I invite you to Russell Chapel on Scratch Gravel Road,first church on the left our pastor has been there for 33 years and he lives what he preaches. All from the word of God. We would love to have you come. God Bless YOU And Have a great day.
Ben

United States

#4 Nov 24, 2009
yadontsay wrote:
Keep looking. they seem to have too much negativity associated with them lately. I personally think it comes from trying to do too much with too little.
First I have heard about any negativity. Have you personally ever attended the church? they now have 4 locations ,if you are interested. You are welcome to come to Abingdon and see for yourself. I've been going there and really enjoy it. Too much too little? about 2000 people in Abingdon each week.
lost sheep

United States

#5 Jan 18, 2010
i was a member in abingdon for 10 years i can give negative reason to look for a better church. the number of people who attend doesnt mean "God" is there!
Believe

Goode, VA

#6 Jan 18, 2010
I too am looking for a church. I was a life-long member of a church that began to grow and grow but they seemed to have forgot about what was important. I haven't gone in about 5 years and I do feel as though I'm missing something. I've heard of a couple different people leaving the marion highland's fellowship but I haven't been told why. I do know that one person told me it seemed impersonal, and that you're watching the Abingdon church on a screen rather than having an actual preacher. Also, an old-fashioned person told me they wouldn't return because they had a coffee bar there and it seemed more like a place to just drink and socialize. I don't think the coffee bar is a bad idea although I don't drink it.
I know of the preacher at Russell's Chapel and am considering visiting there. He is very very nice, funny, and just a good hearted man from the times I've met him. He lives in a normal-sized house and doesn't drive BMWs and Jaguars which tells me he's preaching for the right reason.
Johnson

Nashville, TN

#7 Jan 18, 2010
yadontsay wrote:
Keep looking. they seem to have too much negativity associated with them lately. I personally think it comes from trying to do too much with too little.
I attend and no negativity there. I love it!!
Johnson

Nashville, TN

#8 Jan 18, 2010
wonder wrote:
does anyone know about highlands fellowship? what their beliefs are. we are kinda new to town and are looking for somewhere .thanks
Would love for you to attend. Come on down to Abingdon, give it a chance, you might be pleasantly surprised.
Joe

Nashville, TN

#9 Jan 18, 2010
lost sheep wrote:
i was a member in abingdon for 10 years i can give negative reason to look for a better church. the number of people who attend doesnt mean "God" is there!
No, but it doesn't mean he is not. If you can give us reasons to look elsewhere, lets here them
Tommy

Nashville, TN

#10 Jan 18, 2010
yadontsay wrote:
Keep looking. they seem to have too much negativity associated with them lately. I personally think it comes from trying to do too much with too little.
What in the world does that mean? Got examples? Only trying to spread the word as best they can. Hope you have found somewhere else you like to attend. God bless you.
Tommy

Nashville, TN

#11 Jan 18, 2010
Believe wrote:
I too am looking for a church. I was a life-long member of a church that began to grow and grow but they seemed to have forgot about what was important. I haven't gone in about 5 years and I do feel as though I'm missing something. I've heard of a couple different people leaving the marion highland's fellowship but I haven't been told why. I do know that one person told me it seemed impersonal, and that you're watching the Abingdon church on a screen rather than having an actual preacher. Also, an old-fashioned person told me they wouldn't return because they had a coffee bar there and it seemed more like a place to just drink and socialize. I don't think the coffee bar is a bad idea although I don't drink it.
I know of the preacher at Russell's Chapel and am considering visiting there. He is very very nice, funny, and just a good hearted man from the times I've met him. He lives in a normal-sized house and doesn't drive BMWs and Jaguars which tells me he's preaching for the right reason.
Come to the main Church in Abingdon one time. See for yourself, would love to have you attend. Preacher is down to earth, formerly preached at a Baptist Church in Grundy years ago. Come on down !!
Believe

Goode, VA

#12 Jan 18, 2010
Tommy wrote:
<quoted text> Come to the main Church in Abingdon one time. See for yourself, would love to have you attend. Preacher is down to earth, formerly preached at a Baptist Church in Grundy years ago. Come on down !!
It's just not logical for me to make the thirty minute drive to Abingdon. Im a college student and barely make enough money to buy books, let alone fill up my tank. If i lived closer I probably would try it. Thanks though.
lakin

Paducah, KY

#13 Jan 19, 2010
I was invited to highlands fellowship in Abingdon by a friend. When I went I couldn't believe it. They had rock and roll music playing in one room with lots of fog, this was a like for the teens and young adults. Another room had nothing but video games for the children to play during the service. Another was like a coffee shop and donut shop. The main auditorium had pieces of paper on the chairs that was the "BIBLE". There were several quotes from several different Bibles EXCEPT the King James Bible. The did not believe the KJV because it uses the word ass for an animal and that is exactly what the preacher said. Except he did not use the word ass he said that Bible used a cuss word. That was several years ago, I do not know what it is like now. I believe in the KJV, and I believe that you live for Jesus in a Godly manner. The Bible tells us how to worship him and I do not believe you should change the Bible to satisfy mankind and trying to make church "FUN" to get people to go. Hey do you like rock n roll cause our church has a rock n roll room, you should come. What happened to "do you believe you are going to heaven if you died today and that Jesus died on the cross for your sins." We invite you to our church to hear the word of God.
problem-is

Charlottesville, VA

#14 Jan 19, 2010
I have been going to church since I was a small child. I no longer attend regularly due to the way I work. I have been in most of the churches around this area at some point, either on my own or with friends. The church I grew up in, I wont even go in the door, because of the way people act. Everyone is human and no body can like everybody, but if you are from a different town, or dont dress like them you are not even spoken to. As far as Highlands goes, when we attened there, it was ok. The people were really friendly. But we were basically put under the impression that if our money wasnt given, and we didnt work for the church that we were going to hell. Now I believe in working for God. But everyone has to find their own place in that. Some people dont have the resources to do certain things, and others really do not have the time. I believe that taking care of ones family is not viewed upon as wasting Gods time. I have also been in churchs that explained if my child makes a noise, I must dicipline them, God made children the way they are. I dont think they should disrupt church, but they are in fact children. The biggest thing I have seen that hurts most churches around here are the obvious clicks, espesially in the younger people..teens to 20's. No amount of trying will ever really get you in, and frankly I wouldnt want to be like that. The second is money. It does take money to grow and change, but when you make it a point that money is your way to be closer to God, that is wrong. I want a church that comes from the Bible. The Bible that says that we will be judged as we judge others, that says to accept all of Gods Children, not just those that fit in. Not just those that we judge as holy enough. When I see someone talking about how they cant believe so and so came to church because they did this or that, how is that truly Christian.
Tommy

United States

#15 Jan 19, 2010
Believe wrote:
<quoted text>
It's just not logical for me to make the thirty minute drive to Abingdon. Im a college student and barely make enough money to buy books, let alone fill up my tank. If i lived closer I probably would try it. Thanks though.
Well I hope everything works out for you.
God bless and good luck in College, my daughter starts next year. I know what you mean about filling up a tank of gas
Tommy

United States

#16 Jan 19, 2010
problem-is wrote:
I have been going to church since I was a small child. I no longer attend regularly due to the way I work. I have been in most of the churches around this area at some point, either on my own or with friends. The church I grew up in, I wont even go in the door, because of the way people act. Everyone is human and no body can like everybody, but if you are from a different town, or dont dress like them you are not even spoken to. As far as Highlands goes, when we attened there, it was ok. The people were really friendly. But we were basically put under the impression that if our money wasnt given, and we didnt work for the church that we were going to hell. Now I believe in working for God. But everyone has to find their own place in that. Some people dont have the resources to do certain things, and others really do not have the time. I believe that taking care of ones family is not viewed upon as wasting Gods time. I have also been in churchs that explained if my child makes a noise, I must dicipline them, God made children the way they are. I dont think they should disrupt church, but they are in fact children. The biggest thing I have seen that hurts most churches around here are the obvious clicks, espesially in the younger people..teens to 20's. No amount of trying will ever really get you in, and frankly I wouldnt want to be like that. The second is money. It does take money to grow and change, but when you make it a point that money is your way to be closer to God, that is wrong. I want a church that comes from the Bible. The Bible that says that we will be judged as we judge others, that says to accept all of Gods Children, not just those that fit in. Not just those that we judge as holy enough. When I see someone talking about how they cant believe so and so came to church because they did this or that, how is that truly Christian.
I hate you got that impression because on the bulletin it says don't be expected to make a donation, that is the members responsibility. Good luck though.
Tommy

United States

#17 Jan 19, 2010
lakin wrote:
I was invited to highlands fellowship in Abingdon by a friend. When I went I couldn't believe it. They had rock and roll music playing in one room with lots of fog, this was a like for the teens and young adults. Another room had nothing but video games for the children to play during the service. Another was like a coffee shop and donut shop. The main auditorium had pieces of paper on the chairs that was the "BIBLE". There were several quotes from several different Bibles EXCEPT the King James Bible. The did not believe the KJV because it uses the word ass for an animal and that is exactly what the preacher said. Except he did not use the word ass he said that Bible used a cuss word. That was several years ago, I do not know what it is like now. I believe in the KJV, and I believe that you live for Jesus in a Godly manner. The Bible tells us how to worship him and I do not believe you should change the Bible to satisfy mankind and trying to make church "FUN" to get people to go. Hey do you like rock n roll cause our church has a rock n roll room, you should come. What happened to "do you believe you are going to heaven if you died today and that Jesus died on the cross for your sins." We invite you to our church to hear the word of God.
Sorry, But the word IS preached there. I am glad you like where you are going to Church but if you had a visitor that didn't like your service would that mean it's wrong? Just because it may seem different at Highlands doesn't mean it's not a bible believing church. God Bless
Lakin

Paducah, KY

#18 Jan 19, 2010
Tommy wrote:
<quoted text> Sorry, But the word IS preached there. I am glad you like where you are going to Church but if you had a visitor that didn't like your service would that mean it's wrong? Just because it may seem different at Highlands doesn't mean it's not a bible believing church. God Bless
I did not see one person carrying a Bible there, I was the only one that I saw. I am glad you like highlands, and if you know the Lord and worship him that is AWESOME. When I go to church I want to open my Bible and hear the word of our amazing Lord that we serve, I do not want to look at a piece of paper and hear the preacher criticize another Bible. I am sure people do not find my church fitting to them, all I know that anyone who joins will hear the word of God preached from his word. Also, the offerings are given to missionaries and the money is not used to purchase IPODS and other expensive items to give away.
Just Go

Charlottesville, VA

#19 Jan 19, 2010
I dont think anyone here is really bashing anyones church. I just think that different people like different things, and need different things from a place of worship. Some go to huge churches, others meet in people's homes. God doenst mind, "where there are two or more gathered there HE shall be". That is the main thing. That people care enough to try to find the place that fits them best. God Bless all of you for trying to bring in members of your church,that is what its all about.
Tommy

Nashville, TN

#20 Jan 19, 2010
Just Go wrote:
I dont think anyone here is really bashing anyones church. I just think that different people like different things, and need different things from a place of worship. Some go to huge churches, others meet in people's homes. God doenst mind, "where there are two or more gathered there HE shall be". That is the main thing. That people care enough to try to find the place that fits them best. God Bless all of you for trying to bring in members of your church,that is what its all about.
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