When we left "church" for Christ the opposition was centered around our kids mostly. I just spent 8 hours in two days riding from Charlotte to Atlanta and back with a friend. He grew up catholic and became a protestant much later in life. He sends his child to the private christian school in his denominations building. We discussed our journey as a family from organized religion to dependent living with Jesus Christ as our leader. He said things like: "Don't you want your kids to be taught about being a Christian?", "How do you expect them to know about Jesus?", "What are you doing about a good Sunday school?".
I explained that our kids are being immersed in Jesus & life daily. Our kids are being taught to live by the Lord's life and what it means to live that out in community. Our kids are seeing our sins and the redemption of them all in real time, as we walk through this life as a unit. Our kids are become disciples of Jesus in a very natural fashion that isn't hip or cool, it's raw and real like our lives.
See the world of man wants you to believe that there is an overwhelming need for you to submit........submit your time to the "church", submit your money to the "church", submit your mind to the "church"; in the pursuit of making disciples, followers, numbers, etc. The Lord Jesus Christ wants you to stop following men, stop following trends, stop following tradition for His Purpose.....His Calling......His Life.
Jesus Christ lives in real life......it's raw, wild, and free. Be a disciple...help make more as the Lord calls you to, free of programs, payrolls, and legalism.