“More important than” does not mean “rather than”

It just means one is more important at the moment. Saying something is more important than something else says nothing about the value of either, nor the evil of either. Just because something is more important doesn’t mean that the less important is wrong or evil.
For example, in 1Cor7 Paul says it is better, more important given the age we live in, to not get married – but getting married is not evil.
Also, it’s more important that I spend time with my wife than my friends. This doesn’t mean I never spend time with my friends, nor that spending time with friends is evil (nor that my wife isn’t my friend).
So when your church or growth group or whatever says that something is more important than something else, don’t get upset because your golden calf is getting sacrificed… There’s just something more important.