The Church was always meant to be a church on the move!
15 "But what about you?" He asked. "Who do you say I am?" 16 Simon Peter answered, "You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God." 17 Jesus replied, "Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, for this was not revealed to you by flesh and blood, but by My Father in Heaven. 18 And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it."
A group or assembly of persons called together for a specific purpose.
And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my movement, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it.
God wants a movement, not a monument
Moving means change, and change is often scary
6 Then they gathered around Him and asked Him, "Lord, are You at this time going to restore the kingdom to Israel?" 7 He said to them: "It is not for you to know the times or dates the Father has set by His own authority. 8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be My witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth." 9 After He said this, He was taken up before their very eyes, and a cloud hid Him from their sight.
Following God always requires risk
Are we moving or simply meeting?
Are we making a measurable difference in our local communities or simply conducting services?
Are we allocating resources as if the church really matters?
Are we building a monument, or are we part of a movement?