A new generation of evangelicals are taking the faith to a new level, but a legacy church may not be one to be forgotten.
A new era of evangelism is beginning, and for those who find themselves in a spiritual vacuum it may be easier to come to terms with a church that is not theirs.
If you are an evangelical, it is not difficult to find an alternative church, but finding one that fits your needs is challenging.
For some, finding one may be a struggle, but for others, finding a church to pray to may be even harder.
A growing number of evangelicals today are becoming atheists or agnostics, meaning they reject religion and its teachings.
Some, such as former atheist and pastor Bob Vander Plaats, are choosing to go it alone.
He was an outspoken critic of religion and a staunch opponent of the New Atheists, a group that has found renewed popularity in recent years.
Vander Plaets has been an outspoken atheist and outspoken critic since his own conversion to atheism in the 1980s.
He and his wife, Kelly, have three children and a wife and three daughters.
They are both active in a local Baptist church, where they have a regular weekly service and the couple has become more involved in church programs.
In the past, Vander Plas’s congregation at the First Baptist Church in Atlanta would have had its weekly service at 9 a.m. and he would pray with the congregation before going to bed.
Now, however, they only have the service twice a week, which is also a very busy time.
“We are doing a lot more work,” he said.
While Vander Plais said he has been praying for a long time, he does not have any specific plans for the future.
As for the church, it has not been easy finding a place to meet.
The First Baptist in Atlanta has become a community for the growing number who want to make their own decisions about church attendance, which has led to a lot of turnover.
Some congregants, like Vander Plans, have left because of the growing frequency of the services.
He said that in the past there were no meetings in the congregation.
He said that some of the newer members have not been willing to make the sacrifice to attend services in person.
On Sunday, the church hosted a weekly service, but not every member attended it, and some were not even invited.
This was an especially tough time for him.
Kelly Vander Plaahes said that there was never a time in her life where she could not pray, but her husband was not able to.
During the service, the pastor told them that the Lord would send them a prophet, and that he would make a new covenant with them.
Vander Plares prayed.
When he finally finished his prayer, he said he felt so strongly about it that he had tears running down his face.
There was not a moment during the service where Vander Plays family did not talk about how much they loved the church and what a great experience it had been.
They are all members of the church now, and Vander Plaws is a full-time pastor in Atlanta.
But for some, the service was not as special as it seemed.
They say the pastor was too busy preaching the gospel to really do much.
Many others felt that the service did not go far enough.
One of them, Lisa Haus, has had a tough time finding a new congregation.
She says that when she left her previous church, she felt very lost.
She found a church in New Hampshire, but it did not seem like the right fit for her, so she left.
After being away from the church for a few years, Haus finally found a new church in Pennsylvania.
Haus is now a member of the First United Methodist Church in Pennsylvania, which she calls her home for the past year.
Since her separation from the old church, Huss said she is more involved with the church.
She is also now working to develop her own ministry.
For others, however a new pastor may not have been the answer.
Former pastor Bob Jones is a member, but he has not found a congregation to join.
He is also not interested in taking on another congregation.
Bob Jones, who is currently serving a prison sentence for tax evasion, says that he was not looking for a new life.
He says that the church did not provide a lot in terms of the ministries they offered.
Jones, who retired from the Baptist church at the age of 75, is now in private practice and says he is no longer looking for any congregation to enter his ministry.
He feels that he has a great congregation and is very grateful for their support.
Despite his struggles, Jones has found his new congregation and found the church that suits him.
He has had regular worship services at the church