Somewhere, the contemporary church drifted away from the wonderful plan detailed in the Scriptures where everyone who follows Jesus gets to play an important role in actually being the church - as opposed to just "going to" a church. The Bible says that all Christ followers are given special Gifts and abilities by God to specifically build up the church. We have also discovered that being truly involved in each other's lives outside of the Sunday Gathering, gives us so much more community with each other. Finally, we are learning just how incredible of a personal experience we can have when we actively give away the love of Jesus to others outside our normal circle of life. It's church as "participation", instead of just being a spectator at a religious event!
That is how we strive to, "be the church"!