The church is catholic (the word catholic means "universal") in that its membership extends across the earth including people from all nations.
The church is apostolic in that the teaching of the apostles as contained in sacred Scripture is the foundation of the church and the authority by which the church is governed.
It is the duty and privilege of every Christian to be united to the church of Christ.
It is our solemn responsibility not to neglect the gathering together of the saints in corporate worship, to be under the nurture and discipline of the church, and to be actively involved as witnesses in the mission of the church. Just as a human body is organized to function in unity by the coworking and codependence of many parts, so the church as a body displays unity and diversity.
It’s only natural to feel that way sometimes, and although it’s painful, there are ways to get through it.
If they don’t think you are, then neither should you. The thing you have to remember when you’re feeling unlovable, is that they don’t matter.Having this mindset for a long time can really take a toll on your life and bring down other aspects of it as well – which nobody wants.If you start feeling like you’re unlovable, there are really important things that you have to remember.The church is called the body of Christ, the family of God, the people of God, the elect, the bride of Christ, the company of the redeemed, the communion of saints, the new Israel, among others.The New Testament word for church, from which we get the word ecclesiastical, means "those called out." The church is viewed as an assembly or gathering of the elect, those whom God calls out of the world, away from sin and into a state of grace. Augustine called "a mixed body," it is necessary to distinguish between the visible church and the invisible church.