Worshipping at church is like having a support group with common beliefs and goals. "There is strength in numbers." It is like one big happy family. We worship, socialize, go on outings, meet with other sister churches, enjoy many inexpensive traveling opportunities, have "pep rallies" to stay motivated, etc. Because we work in different auxiliaries, pay tithes and offerings, We reach out to help the community by offering nonperishable goods and social assistance to the disabled and unfortunate; care packages to storm or fire victims; refuge to the abused; visitations ministries to nursing homes, children's homes, hospitals, homeless, and others. Banning together financially and offering warm-body support/ volunteers, we provide many experiences and learning opportunities to the youth--visitations to christian colleges/universities; camping trips to mountains, canyons, rivers, forests; tri-state youth meetings, etc. The opportunities and advantages to do outreach are limitless. Last, many churches support world charities. Churches worldwide ban to build schools, churches, dorms, homes, and many other help projects in destitute parts of the world. It is awesome what righteous grouping can do. It gives me great pleasure to know that my $25,00 donation (for example), along with millions of others' gifts, helped to place poor children in a clean, safe, and warm hospital, school, home, orphanage, or other. It is quite exciting to be part of world groups of helpers. Alone at home we can do little, but together, we can move mountains. I am proud to be a mountain mover!
When you work in the communities, you worship God everywhere, not just at church or home. Worship is more than praying, singing, preaching, and approving. It is also doing good works and sharing the Word and experiences for God. Church is a home base, a place to refuel, a place to organize, but the real work is on the field. It is a dead soldier who is just a pew warmer. The battlefield is where the action is, and the Swords we use do not draw blood. It is wonderful!