Though each Christian has a personal relationship with God, that relationship is not individual or private.
The Christian faith is not intended to be lived in isolation. We were made to live in fellowship with God and with
each other. The local church is not merely a place that we attend but a people to whom we belong.
The Bible calls us members of the body (1 Corinthians 12:12-31) with the expectation that we contribute to the body
for the glory of God and the good of His people.