The Call to Community
"When God calls us to himself, he calls us to his church, to a purpose bigger than ourselves. This may sound shocking to some, but biblically, living for God means living for his church. There is a glory in the presence of Jesus Christ, seen when believers come together, that will necessarily be missing in an individual pursuit of God. When the gospel is turned from a community-centered faith to an individual-centered faith ('Jesus would have died for me if I had been the only one!'), we eclipse much of its power and meaning."
-- from Authentic Faith by Gary Thomas