In church, God may use us to help other believers:
1 Cor. 12:7-9
To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good.
For to one is given through the Spirit the utterance of wisdom, and to
another the utterance of knowledge according to the same Spirit, to
another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by the
In the church, we can be taught by gifted people whom God has chosen to impart the knowledge of His Word and will, and teach us how to minister to others:
And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the
shepherdsfn and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of
ministry, for building up the body of Christ,
A good pastor will help us see the wiles of the devil working in the world against us so we choose the holy way of faith in Jesus instead:
so that we may no longer be children, tossed to and fro by the waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by human
cunning, by craftiness in deceitful schemes.
In the church, we learn to love even the sinner, including hypocrites, that we may all grow up; staying away from the church can fill you with yourself and your own agenda for living and not God's. God designed the church such as way that you have a part to play in it:
from whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working
properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love.
If you find reasons not to go to church and take part, then you have been deceived; you are not living to prepare for the judgment to come but for your own ideas:
And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit
of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the
Day drawing near.
When the believers gathered together for the Word, fellowship, breaking of bread, and prayer, they were strengthened and grew:
And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers.