I sort of did the same thing with the church I'm out now. I started going there because I didn't know anyone, so I wouldn't get pulled into any group before I was ready. I was kind of burnt out from my previous church and feeling a bit empty. So, I went to fill my soul with what I needed first. Then I decided to join a small group study so I could learn more. It was nice getting lost in the crowd for a while so I could have some peace during service. Alot has changed since then, but I think it did quite a bit of good.