It’s an age-old question: Why not simply gather a few friends around us and connect with Jesus on our own? Who needs church? Admittedly, the church has its problems. And we’re eager to explore how we might cut away the institutional-stuff we don’t need and re-invest in the Jesus-stuff we do need. Because abandoning church altogether is not the solution. Explore, in this issue of EFCA Today, the intrinsic beauty and power of God’s people gathered as the church, and how we might better convey that to the watching world.