What is the purpose of assembling together? Is it for the edificatrion of the saints? Is it to evengelize the world? Is it for both? The reason I'm asking is because we are considering leaving our current church. The current church is very commited to reaching the lost. We are encouraged to bring in unsaved neighbors and friends. We bring in teens and school age children and put them in our programs to try and reach them. The new church does not do this to such a degree. I think the pastor's belief is that the church is for the saints and we are to GO and preach the gospel to reach the lost. Although, there are special times when we are encouraged to bring visitors (Easter sunrise service). They have a wed evening children's program. The emphasis is not on bringing in the community. It is mostly a program for our children. Some children have brought visitors and they were of course welcomed. So who is right? What was the purpose of the New Testament church?