First, there’s a subtle but important distinction to make. A church is not an “it” – it’s not the building. A church is a “we” – it’s a gathering of people who believe Jesus is the Son of God. He is our hope for eternal life. Christians band together as a group to accomplish His purposes as best we can. So when you are considering participating in a church, you are considering joining a group of people who have the purpose of serving Jesus.