I love the people of this church and hope to grow old preaching God's word here.
) turns his attention here to our lack of commitment to church and offers ideas for relating to the family of God.
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In 1997, I relocated from Oregon to Gaithersburg, Maryland, to serve as a pastoral intern under C. I ended publication of the magazine, moved in with C. That same year, my book I Kissed Dating Goodbye was released.
It was at Covenant Life that I met my wonderful wife Shannon. In 1999, I worked with a small team to launch the first national New Attitude conference—a worship and teaching gathering for young adults.
New Attitude's focus is that the truth should be conveyed with humility and uses the term Humble Orthodoxy to represent this.
I also started New Attitude Magazine, a quarterly publication for homeschooled teenagers. I was motivated by a desire to be mentored and a growing conviction about the importance of the local church.
"We can't use the excuse," he writes, "that the church has messed up too many times or that we're disillusioned." He looks at how God views the church, what keeps us from committing to it, and what happens when we make church a priority.
Harris provides a checklist of 10 important questions to help someone consider what church to commit to.
Harris was lead pastor of Covenant Life Church, the founding church of Sovereign Grace Ministries, in Gaithersburg, Maryland from 2004 until 2015, when he stepped down to become a student at Regent College, Vancouver.
Subsequent publications include Boy Meets Girl (2000), in part describing his engagement to his wife, Shannon; Not Even a Hint: Guarding Your Heart Against Lust, released in 2003 and renamed Sex Is Not the Problem (Lust Is) in 2005; and Stop Dating the Church! Harris' book, Dug Down Deep highlights his passion for what he calls "Humble Orthodoxy." It was released in early 2010.