This has been a challenge for me as a pastor. Often I want to ask a person what they have done to get connected. They'll site going to this or that event, but often missing from their recounting of their activity at church is service. This video by Mark Driscoll really hits the nail on the head.
Church is a family. Family members contribute by serving. Serving each other is how we are connected. We serve the family together, we don't sit around waiting to be served or entertained. Watch this clip:
I just started preaching through the Gospel of Mark. Mark really accents the way Christ served. Perhaps the key verse of the entire book is 10:45 where Jesus says-
"For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many".
I am praying for ways to really communicate this message of serving your Church family to Redeemer. It's my chief prayer for 2011, that we have a renewed outlook on what it means to be part of a church family and to serve in that family.