If you’ve been going to the same church all your life, chances are you’ve probably had some, if not most, of these experiences. Tell us below in the comments section if you did!
1. You know the format of the service like the back of your hand.
2. You can pick out the newcomers and know how many weeks they’ve been attending.
3. Yeah, that song…heard it. A lot.
4. You know what each church member will bring to the potluck. Get me fried chicken from KFC!
5. You know which pastor goes over the allocated time.
6. You know Dolores, who sits in the first pew. EVERY. SINGLE. WEEK. You know she’s a saint and seriously the sweetest lady on the face of this planet. You look up to her.
7. You know that Missions Sunday is usually pretty awesome because it gets you AMPED to go on that Missions trip this summer.
8. You’ve had a crush on at least 40 percent of the boys (errr, men…okay, boys) in youth group.
9. You tried to date one. It was awkward. Now, you’re waiting on the Lord.
10. During the “turn to your neighbor” section of the service, you end up just talking to your BFF who is sitting right next to you, even though you should GREET SOMEONE NEW. Yes, looking at you, PI Girl #1204. MEET SOMEONE NEW.
11. Once you leave and go to another church, you judge that church on its communion crackers/bread. Don’t lie, you do.
12. You’ve probably had at least a couple of run-ins with your pastor at Target when you were with your friends. It was weird, because you’re introverted. You probably ran away too.
13. There is a good chance that your current pastor was once your youth pastor. You’ve got experience with that dude.
14. You love your home church. Even when you go away to college, there is no place like that church. No place at all.