Church is not a place you go to. Church is a family you belong to. There’s a big difference. The Christian life is not just a matter of believing. It is matter of belonging, and you and I must choose to belong.
People are looking for a place where they belong. A place where others are glad to see them. A place where others notice if they’re not there, and they miss them, and they call them to see if they’re OK. That’s what church is about.
It’s not just about attending, it’s about belonging. When I say you belong here I’m saying that you belong in Jesus Christ. You belong in the church! You belong in the family of God.