What's the point of church?
That's an easy one. It's the transformation of the individual until he or she looks like Jesus. That's what Ephesians 4 says. God gave certain groups of leaders (apostles, prophets, evangelists, and pastor-teachers) to equip the saints for ministry so that the Body of Christ will be built.
Built into what?
Built into the image of Christ. Built until we all reach a unity of the faith and knowledge of the Son of God, because that's what it looks like to be a mature believer and follower of Jesus.
Church is for transformation.
We, as a church family at Heritage Park, talk about that all the time. I tell our new members about it. In fact, I tell them that if they're the same people 2 years from now as they are when they came, they need to find a new church family because we have failed them.
Church is for transformation. Repeat after me: church is for transformation.
Lord, let it be. Amen.