There is one word that separates players from spectators---commitment
There is a huge difference from watching a game from the grandstands and being on the field in the heat of the battle.
When it comes to church there is a big difference from showing up on Sunday (occasionally), and really getting involved by serving, giving, connecting,and participating by being part of the team.
In 2 Samuel David took a census (which angered God), but when Joab came back and made his report, he told David that There were 800,000 capable warriors in Israel who could handle a sword and 500,000 in Judah. That phrase "capable warriors who could handle a sword", is huge. It meant that there were people who were trained, and ready for battle. They were not casual spectators, but full-fledged participants that were ready to lay down their lives if necessary.
One of the values we have at Foothills is that we want to make disciples of Jesus Christ. We want to raise up people who are all-in in their walk with God.
It's troubling to me when I see people with so much potential, choose to remain in the bleachers when Christ is calling them to get in the game.
If you've never taken that step (and it can be a little intimidating), why not try. Here are some things that you may consider: if you're not a Christ-follower, why not commit your life to Him--right now!. If you've never been baptized why not sign up for our next baptism on April 26th? If you've never gone to our Belong Class, why not attend our next one on April 5th at 9:30am? If you've never served on one of our ministry teams, why not sign up on the info card this Sunday?
Take a step. It's a whole lot more fun on the field!