1. The Church Is A Place of Fellowship with Other Christians.
Fellowship with other Christians is crucial to the growth of a believer. In Hebrews 10:24-25 we’re admonished to provoke another to love, and to good works. We’re also to encourage one another. In Proverbs 27:17, the scriptures indicate that we sharpen ourselves as we fellowship.
The company a man keeps will affect his life and growth (1 Corinthians 15:33).
So keeping and being found in the right company is desirable, and going to church facilitates this.
2 The Church Is A Place Where Christian Growth And Character Are Enhanced.
In Ephesians 4:11-16, the scriptures clearly state that God ordains certain offices for the benefit of the Christian, for growth and to sharpen his spiritual development. These offices are found in the Church, and men are ordained into them for the local assembly, for the benefit of those in that local assembly.
3. The Church Is A Place Where You Hear The Word Required For Faith & Life.
God requires us to live by faith, for without faith it’s impossible to please Him (Hebrews 11:6). The preaching of the Word imparts faith and the teaching of the Word helps that faith to grow as you understand and put what you’ve learnt to work.
4. The Church Is A Place of Training.
In 2 Timothy 3:16, the Bible lets us know that the Word of God is given to train and instruct you. In the Church, God sets instructors who are able to instruct you in the truth, and help culture your life. The Church is a place where discipline and proper conduct are imparted. These are required for your spiritual growth and effective service for the Lord (1 Corinthians 14:40).