DONE WITH CHURCH Leave a reply Dones are those who still believe in Jesus, but are finished with church. Here is one perspective followed by my own reflection on why Dones exist and are growing: An Alternative Theory on the Dones I sadly know too many Dones. Several have shared their stories with me. Some were in positions of leadership, even serving as elders. Two frustrations predominated: Lots of talk in church about what one should do (and how), but precious little about why. There was not a safe place where any and all questions could be asked. People are left alone to marinate in their own doubts and struggles.