Church attendance should not be the defining feature of our Christian lives. After all, God doesn’t take attendance. But that doesn’t mean going to church doesn’t matter. It does. A lot.
Unfortunately, there’s a growing movement of people who say they can be a better Christian without going to church. They’re using the theology of being the church as an excuse for not going to church. That is misguided at best and disobedient at worst.
Your church-going experience may look nothing like mine. That’s okay. I’m not arguing for any particular format. But it matters that we go. It’s important – even essential – that we gather.