My heart aches for all of people who come in my office with struggling marriages, addictions, illnesses, “it’s all about me disease”….. In addition to all of these struggles my heart also aches for those individuals who attend our campus and churches around the world with the consumerism mindset. They are missing out on experiencing what it really means to be a Christ Follower. I want to see people plugged-in to the important experiences of being in a group, serving, missions, giving, getting outside of our four walls and sharing Christ’s love.…..
This past weekend I used the analogy of a “Team” to illustrate the need for everyone at our campus and for that matter churches around the world to get “plugged-in.” I stated that “For those of us who consider ourselves to be a part of God’s Team; we are the only team in the world where more people want to be on the sidelines, rather than in the game. If a coach continually asked/encouraged you to get in the game and you responded by saying I am just fine sitting on the bench, watching the game, enjoying the music, consuming, eating donuts and drinking water. The coach would probably ask, DO YOU REALLY WANT TO BE A PART OF THIS TEAM?” If those of us Christians “God’s Team” around the world would spend less time complaining, arguing over denominational differences, analyzing others’ style….. and spent more time giving of ourselves and loving; the world would be a different place. GET YOUR BEHIND OFF THE SIDELINES! Get in the game!
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Scott Williams is a speaker, strategist, consultant and developer of leaders. He is an avid blogger at BigIsTheNewSmall.com, and leverages Social Media to make a Kingdom impact. Scott is passionate about leadership development, organizational growth, and diversity. He is the author of “Church Diversity – Sunday The Most Segregated Day of the Week.” Scott is married, a father of two, and lives in Oklahoma City, OK.