I recently had an article published at Till He Comes, the blog of Jeremy Myers. In hindsight, I could have worded the introductory portion of the post better than I did. Here is how I would like to have written the introduction:
I find myself at a time in life where I am looking for a new church fellowship.
During the time when I was considering leaving my previous church, I began to reflect on what is important in a fellowship. The result of my contemplation of what the church should be and how I should function within it, I came up with the following things that I will consider as I look for a new place of worship.
I had good reasons to leave my former fellowship and I did not make the decision to leave without counsel from mature Christian men that I trust. But, in no way should this be construed as a list of things I found deficient in that church.
No church does all of these perfectly. But if there is not the acknowledged desire to do them well, it is likely that the fellowship will suffer.
The full original article can be found here.