I also agree with your assessment of issues. That said GP is limiting. It limits your college experiences your Eagles and Motorcycle Jesus is my savior riding is my therapy shirt and your life after. You soon realize it’s a bubble and unless you also want to be part of that bubble like some of the other posters said now is a crossroads of your college life. I a sense you see a sneak peak of how all members live life post graduation and unless you want to live like that which a highly don’t recommend you will have to think what’s best for you. If you still are interested in pursuing God and exploring Christianity I highly recommend trying out a different local church.
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I think it’s worth noting that for some people (like myself) their goals and desires may not line up with Eagles and Motorcycle Jesus is my savior riding is my therapy shirt what we typically consider to be “accomplished.” And it may be that getting to be a Christian leader/mentor to others is genuinely what your leaders consider to be their most actualized self. That said, I think the issue is that GP really only has one standard for what a Christian’s life should look like, and as you mentioned, any desire for deviance from that standard is labeled as selfish/sinful. I do think that it’s reasonable for a church to guide its members to be true to the ideals/commandments of the faith (if those members claim to ascribe to it), so I’m not saying the church should never challenge a person’s ambitions/goals. But at the same time, I think it’s pretty clear in the bible that there are many ways to live a life pleasing to God, and that imposing a single, narrow model of “ideal Christian living” has negative effects on those who don’t quite fit the that particular mold. As a result, I do think it ends up stifling a lot of members in their personal growth and expression. I’ve noticed this particularly with creative people, who rather than really getting much chance for creative expression on their own terms, just get told “great, use that for God’s glory” and get assigned more ministry work drawing stuff.