Eat with us
We schedule a lunch gathering each quarter on a Sunday at noon, where pastors can meet with guests and newcomers to Foothills. This informal meal happens in our kitchen after second service. It's a great time to meet the pastors and staff, ask questions, and break the ice with us. Let us know that you're interested and we'll invite you to our next lunch event.
Send us a prayer request
We love to pray for people! Prayer requests submitted by people in the body are sent to elders, staff and deacons to pray over. Those that are marked for others to pray for are given to a group that meets on Thursdays at noon for an hour of prayer. Anyone can come and pray at that time.
Read our newsletter
A great way to learn more about what's going on at Foothills is to receive and read our regular email, which we call the e-News. It comes out about twice a month, straight to your inbox.
Download the Foothills App
For the "inside" view of Foothills, download our app, available for all devices at app stores. You'll find sermon audio, sermon slides, an online bulletin and much more.
Join a Group
The best way to plug into Foothills is to join a Life Group. These groups meet at various homes throughout the school year, take a break in the summer, and form again in the fall. Most Life Groups are multi-generational and members pray for each other and discuss that week's sermon together.
You can join a Life Group at anytime. Email discipleship pastor Rob Baddeley to ask about being part of a Life Group. Find out more about Groups at Foothills here.
Baptism is an outward witness of faith in Jesus Christ. Baptism is not a way to salvation, but rather is a sign that salvation by faith has occurred. Therefore, baptism is for those who have professed a faith in Jesus.
Baptisms take place during Sunday worship services. We baptize with water immersion because it points to our death and resurrection in Jesus. Baptisms may be performed by a dad, pastor, elder, or other spiritual leader from our church body. We prefer that men take the leadership role in baptisms. Those being baptized may also ask a family member, friend, or mentor to read their testimonies.
A list of upcoming Baptism Sundays can be found here on our events calendar.
Interested in baptism? Contact lead pastor Tyler Butenschoen.
Become a Member
Membership at Foothills begins at Starting Point, a group class that is offered two or three times a year. In Starting Point, you can expect to get connected to and acquainted with the body of Foothills. We’ll discuss the history, practices and core values of Foothills. You’ll learn how to go from attending a great church to becoming part of a great church.
Starting Point gives you a basic step to take: Join our church body and sign a covenant relationship with us.
Resources: Church Membership
Serve with us
There are many ways to serve at Foothills and outside our church walls. Service at Foothills typically comes after someone has gone through the Starting Point group and is a covenant member of Foothills.
Children's Ministries: Spend time leading a Sunday-morning small group for kids, hold babies in the nursery, or invest in the lives of middle and high school students. Interested in serving kids? Email our children's minister, Judy Buss, here.
Sunday-morning people team: Greet people coming in our doors, answer questions from guests, help someone find a seat, make coffee and pray.
Worship team: Share your musical talent as part of our Sunday-morning worship team, or go behind the scenes to assist with lighting, projection and sound.
Groups: Lead a small group and shepherd others as we read the Bible, pray together and enjoy fellowship. Or, open up your home and host a group.
Kitchen team: Keep our beautiful kitchen running smoothly with your organizational and neatness skills and lovingly assist various groups that use the kitchen.
Groundskeeping: Join our groundskeeping team and assist with maintenance of lawns, garden beds, trees and shrubs.
Deacons: Men and women who enter deacon service have demonstrated a deep commitment to serve the needy and suffering within our body. Deacons are appointed by elders and meet the qualifications of 1 Timothy 3:8-13. New deacons complete a mentoring process before being publicly appointed through prayer and a laying on of hands. These folks are at the heart of our ministry and may perform such duties as funeral assistance, hospital visitation, care for widows, meals for people facing difficulties and the list goes on.
Clothing drive: We collect new and used clothes during the summer to give away at our area's Back to School Fair. These clothes are sorted according to gender and size before we give them away.
City leaf raking: We assist the City of Stayton in November and December to rake leaves and haul away debris for people who are unable to do the work themselves due to age or a disability.