The word “church” comes from the Greek word ekklesia which means assembly” or “called-out ones.” The meaning and intent of the “church” is not a building, but people. Christ is the head of the Church, and the church is a BODY with many members.
We are commanded to prefer one another, love one another and be willing to put our brothers and sisters before ourselves. This is the Word of God. THIS IS LOVE…and the evidence of a mature Christian. This is the love that will keep you connected to the church.