Matthew 28:18-20 “Then Jesus came to them and said, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

In this very well known and even frequently quoted scripture Jesus is speaking to His disciples (the believers, the “Christians”, those of faith, most likely YOU). And what did He say? If you will allow me the liberty to embellish a bit, I think I can make it pop!

“Listen gang, I am the guy with all the authority, it was given to me from my Dad, God, the big man Himself… so stop sitting around getting spiritually fat and GO MAKE DISCIPLES yo! Baptize in the name of the Father and of the Son and the Holy Spirit. Also, there is no way I can do all the teaching to reach the whole world and everyone in it, so you need to TEACH. And listen, I am with you, so don’t worry about a thing!”
(Timmy's Revised Translation)

One challenge I have observed in my 31 years as a Christian is it is easy for us to become narcissistic; which basically means “self-centered”… *we come to church asking what’s in it for me, what are you going to teach me, how is this church going to bless me, what activities do you have for me, what classes do you have for me? A better question for us to ask is - what can I do for this church?

“Ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country” – J.F. Kennedy

*Obviously the church will need to be an over-all fit for you… (style, philosophy, core doctrine, mission & vision, etc.) once you have decided it's a fit, jump in and contribute to it becoming a great church!