Thursday Mar 02, 2023

What is Church?

The word “church” originates from the ancient Greek word “ecclesia,” meaning “the called-out ones.” The word evolved to describe both followers of Christ and the building used for religious purposes. You cannot have one without the other.

As churches reopen in the wake of the pandemic, a survey by Pew Research Center found in-person church attendance has plateaued.

This episode aims to answer, “What is Church?

  • What does the Bible say about church?
  • Is attending church really important?
  • Where does the concept of church even come from?

Questions about church average over 12,000 searches per month. Listen as Dr. Marc Rivera guides us through the dual definitions of “church” and provides a better understanding of its history, what it means, and what “church” looks like for us today.


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