Justin Taylor wrote a post last week about Christians who George Barna labeled Revolutionary Christians. Barna describes them as people who rarely attend church services. That's just sad.
Taylor goes on to do a pretty darn good job of using Scripture to make the case that Christians are told to be part of the visible Body of Christ, to serve and to be served, in the church.
If Christ is the foundational cornerstone, then the church is his temple. If Christ is the savior, then the church is the saved. If Christ is the sanctifier, then the church is the sanctified. If Christ is the head, then we are his body (Eph. 1:22-23; 3:6; 4:4, 16; 5:23, 30)
Sam Storm did a review of Barna's book, Revolution, and went on to say
No matter how often or egregious the neglect of pastoral responsibility and authority may be, the inspired and infallible instruction of the New Testament remains unchanged.
Storm provides a really well thought-out, insightful post that talks about what a church truly is, what it's meant to do, what it's meant to look like, and how we're meant to be a part of it.