Hi sister in Christ, this is a needful topic and worthy of a separate thread. At your leisure, if we may indulge upon your kindness, please click the + button by your name at the page top. Then press 'Discussion' and open a new topic in the mission - evangelism or church planting area. And paste this same story there. Thank you much.
Actually, I know of more than one person who are members here who also went out on their own, just as you and your family did. It somehow reminded me of these incidents of rejection:
In 1934 at the age of 16, Billy Graham was turned down for membership in a local youth group because he was "too worldly."
After graduating from Sharon High School in May 1936, Graham attended Bob Jones College. After one semester, he found it too legalistic in both coursework and rules. He was almost expelled, but Bob Jones Sr. warned him not to throw his life away: “At best, all you could amount to would be a poor country Baptist preacher somewhere out in the sticks. . .