The Church is not a building, institution, denomination, or a specific congregation. The Bible defines it as the “body of Christ” (Ephesians 1:22-23). This body is made up of all believers everywhere who are united in their purpose of following Christ Jesus (1 Corinthians 12:13).
As members of the body of Christ, we aren’t called to “do” church by attending a service or merely checking off a box. We are called to “be” the church by loving as Christ loved and selflessly serving those around us (Romans 12:10-13; Hebrews 10:24-25; Acts 2:42-47).
Although we fail to meet God’s standards daily (Romans 3:23), we rely on God’s rich mercy and the salvation we received through Christ’s sacrifice (John 3:16), which allows us to freely demonstrate His love without fear of condemnation (Romans 8:1) as we journey together toward Jesus.