A Church is
“An assembly of individuals who have been called together for a specific purpose"
To Preach the Word of God, so that sinners are evangelized and saints are edified (1:23, 28).
To Partner together in fellowship and love as a church, until Jesus comes again (1:3-8).
To Prepare every individual to walk in this life, so that they can stand before the Lord with joy (1:22, 28).
To Give the Preeminence (first place) to Christ in everything...our preaching, fellowship, worship (1:18).