The Church is universal, the Church is local.
The Church is the joyful assembly of the redeemed of all ages.
The Church is the body of Christ extended through time and space.
The holy church has two lives: one in time and the other in eternity. – Gregory the Great
The Church is the bride of Christ, even though it sometimes acts like a wayward bride
The local church is where believers are discipled, commissioned to be light of the world.
The local church is where the broken is mended, the sick healed, and where friends become friends forever.
The local church cares for the poor and fights for justice in our world.
The local church is the body of Christ, the hands and feet of the master.
The local church is where spiritual gifts are used for the common good, where believers learn to use their talents to serve others.
The local church is where the gospel is preached, sinners are saved, prayers are offered, ministers ordained, the sacraments celebrated, and a cup of cold water given in Jesus’ name. – Timothy George
You can be committed to Church but not committed to Christ, but you cannot be committed to Christ and not committed to church. – Joel Osteen
The local church is the hope of the world – Bill Hybels
I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. – Jesus Christ