Fundamentally, it is a group that is seeking to become like the group(s) of believers we see in Acts 2:37-47.
- At its core, a church is a community of believers seeking to obediently follow Jesus Christ. From God’s perspective, church is a continuation of what Jesus began 2,000 years ago. This is why Paul and Luke frequently refer to the church as “the body of Christ.” David Garrison (March-April 2011 Mission Frontiers)
“The church is a group of baptized Believers in the Lord Jesus Christ who meet regularly to worship, nurture one another (feed and grow one another), and fellowship (practice the one another statements of the Bible), and depart these gatherings endeavoring to obey all the commands of Christ in order to transform individuals, families, and communities.” David Watson, “When is a Church a Church?“
Note: On the FAQs we will usually have more than one answer because in movements as in life there are often more than one perspective and more than one “right answer.”