Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Church Hopping

people worshiping in a church service As full-time RVers, we’re getting pretty adept at "church hopping" …. visiting a different church whenever we change locations.

So, how do we find a church “family” to worship with while we’re on the road?

large outdoor sign for Church on the RockSometimes a campground will have a list of churches in the area with their check-in info.

Sometimes a friend will let us know about a church in an area we’re visiting.

Sometimes we already know of a church in an area, such as Glory of Zion in Corinth, TX. We went there for a conference and stayed for church.

main building for Hill Country ChurchSometimes we’ll see a church (like when we spotted Church on the Rock in Texarkana), and visit their website for information. We did short-term missions work with Church on the Rock Africa and Christian Ministries in Africa several years ago. That made picking a church easy that weekend!

And sometimes we let our fingers do the walking across the computer keyboard and simply Google a phrase like “churches in San Marcos, TX”.
people listening to pastor's message during church service
We also take time to research a church we're thinking about attending online and pray about where to go. And then, we go. Since our lives are based on our relationship with Jesus, it's important for us to be with others for corporate worship and Bible teaching.
cars parked in front of Crystal Beach Community Church building
While we may miss our “home church family”,  it’s been fun visiting other parts of the body out there and seeing what God is doing.

And not only fun, but important. One thing about being nomadic is at times you feel "rootless". Joining with a local church on Sunday helps that. As Christians, we know there's always family around. It may not be perfect, or pretty, or the latest and greatest on technology or worship music, but it's all part of God's family.

group of singers and guitar players at Crystal Beach Community Church-Crystal Beach, TXAnd it's always interesting to see what God does each time we go. Sometimes it's for us to be poured into. Sometimes, it's for us to pour into others. And sometimes, it's a mix of both.

Not only that, it's a way to get to know local folks. And sometimes you can pull up a chair at a potluck and enjoy truly local cuisine.

So as you contemplate your travel schedule, we encourage you to take some time to check out a local may be very glad that you did.


  1. I was wondering about this subject when I start traveling my self....Thank You!! God Bless!!

    1. Glad you found this helpful. God bless you and enjoy your journey! Hope to see you on the road someday!