There are some churches in the world – even in our community – where you can just attend. Churches where you can show up on Sunday morning (or some other time on the weekend that is convenient for you) and enjoy a very polished worship service while your kids are taught a Bible story. You can enjoy refreshments after the service, pick up your children, and go home. Then you can do it again next weekend. If you want.
Believe me, I understand the allure and value of a church like this. It has a lot to offer people and genuinely helps them grow closer to God. I praise God for churches like this. But we’re not one of them. FCC isn’t a church that you just attend. You can do that for a while, but before long you will be involved. We have a few paid professionals who coordinate ministry. But the ministry is done by all of us. FCC is a place where everyone is asked to take the field. There is a role for each person regardless of age or ability. Being a part of this family means you get to do ministry. Serving children. Helping out after church. Reading Scripture. Welcoming guests. FCC is a place where we believe you have something to offer. It’s a place where you are empowered to share it.