Build: people up into lifelong followers of Jesus Christ.
We accept the Lord individually, but he calls us into a community; a church body, in which we can grow and benefit each other. It’s really not about us, it’s about the Lord. Together we grow into people who are not self-centered, but Christ-centered. God does not want a decision for Him, but a lifelong commitment to Him. So He calls us not to make commitments to Him, but Disciples for Him.
And together, we can be so much more than we can apart. We are more together than we are apart…. Jesus Himself said….Mt 18:19 “Again, I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything you ask for, it will be done for you by my Father in heaven. Mt 18:20 For where two or three come together in my name, there am I with them.”