What is a Church?

Would you mind taking this quick pop quiz, even if you find this blog in 20 years? I’m curious what people out there think of when they think “church.” If you can, please answer these three questions:

a What is a church?

b. How do you become a Christian?

c. How do you get to heaven? (if you believe in one)

If you have time, just give us your gut reaction. You can answer as many times as you need to explain. This will amount to either something or nothing (duh). If it amounts to something, I’ll followup with it here and in fb. Thanks,


6 thoughts on “What is a Church?

  1. Jack Edgar February 2, 2012 / 4:52 pm

    Short answers:

    Church? A group of people that gather together to:
    1. Promote the Kingdom of God.
    2. Expand the Kingdom of God.
    3. Corporately obey God.
    4. Encourage each other in the first three.

    How do you become a Christian? Believe in your heart that Jesus Christ was God & man, and that he died on a cross for the forgiveness of your sins.

    How do you get to Heaven? By believing the above God has promised us eternal life with him.

    • natewhiteside February 2, 2012 / 4:55 pm

      Thanks, Jack!

  2. Katie February 2, 2012 / 4:54 pm

    1.) What is a Church?
    A chruch is a building where people meet a few times a week to learn more about the bible, Jesus, God and to spend time with those who are like minded.

    2.) How do you become a Christian?
    You become a Christian by recognizing your sins and then asking Jesus to come into your life and asking him to forgive you for all the wrong you may have done…then start developing a relationship with him and doing the best you can to live the way he would want you to.

    3.) How do you get to heaven?
    By doing said things in the answer to question 2….and then hope and trust that he will keep his word…..( for me trusting is the hardest part!)

    • natewhiteside February 2, 2012 / 4:55 pm

      I hear ya Katie. Thanks!

  3. Adam Hughes February 2, 2012 / 5:26 pm

    The church is a collective term for the body of Christ, meaning we are to be doing His work. We are the arms, legs, eyes, ears, heart, etc….

    You become a Christian by being called by God to accept Jesus Christ as Savior; meaning wholeheartedly believing by faith that Jesus Christ died for our sins, and that His death paid the price for our sins, therefore, we have forgiveness. Also, this transformation should show some fruit at some point.

    Getting to heaven is by the Grace of God through faith in Him. Not by what we do/did/ but by what Jesus did for us.

    I hope I passed.

  4. nelson kari February 3, 2012 / 12:39 am

    A church is a group of believers united for a common cause which is usually the belief in the existence of God or a supernatural being.

    The church is the entire community of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ who are in Communion with Him as well as the Father and the Holy Spirit.

    A Christian is a man or woman who has yielded his or her heart and soul and mind to the will of the Father.

    Repent and believe on the Lord Jesus Christ is the only way to heaven. Mere belief is not enough for as the bible tells us in the book of James that the demons “believe and tremble.”

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