We believe that God designs us to all be in community with one another. The church serves multiple functions; one of those functions is connecting believers with other believers. Another function of the church is proclaiming the gospel to those who do not believe, and we believe that this predominately happens through relationships. The church serves its purpose when people have a place where they can connect and grow spiritually. We challenge all believers, regardless of age, to find a place where they can connect and grow in Christ.
I do not ask for these only, but also for those who will believe in me through their word, that they may all be one, just as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me. The glory that you have given me I have given to them, that they may be one even as we are one, I in them and you in me, that they may become perfectly one, so that the the world may know that you sent me and loved them even as you loved me. John 17:20-23