The Bible describes the church as the body and bride of Christ (Ephesians 1:22-23; 5:22-33). These are relational terms that describe believers being joined to Christ. When you receive Jesus you become a child of God (John 1:12), are given the gift of eternal life (Jn. 3:16), and are placed into the body of Christ (the church) by faith (1 Cor. 12:13). Church is a spiritual family. Local groups of Christ’s followers (believers) gather together to be taught God’s word, to encourage each other in following Jesus, to pray (Acts 2:42), and to worship God. A church is people, not a place or building. The Christian life is not intended to be a “Lone Ranger” activity, but is to be lived out connected to a church family as we learn to love God and each other. Your spiritual growth will be aided by a good church home, and if you don’t currently have one, we invite you to connect with our church family.