The church is a community of people who want to grow as followers of Jesus Christ, learning how to love one another, to hear from God together, to trust God to shape their lives in new ways and become active in changing the world into a better place as we serve the Lord. We worship God together because we are being re-shaped as people who have a thirst to join with others to reflect on and celebrate the wonderful worth of God.
As followers of Jesus Christ, we need the church and the church needs us, because we make up the church. The Holy Spirit lives in Christ-followers and thus in the church. We are not made to live alone. We are made to find meaning and purpose in a community of people who are joining together with all of creation to bring Praise to God and celebrate our opportunity to do good.
Scripture: “For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” Ephesians 2:10
“So it is with you. Since you are eager for gifts of the Spirit, try to excel in those that build up the church.” I Corinthians 14:12