There are 19 “one anothers” in the New Testament that are repeated 43 times—love one another, pray for one another—you can only do a couple of those in a church service. So let’s just be clear when the Bible talks about that. Let’s give those services proper weight. They can be extremely important, and at the same time, it’s not the flow of how you live your life day in and day out.
– Rob Bell, in an interview with Mike Morrell
This is very true. We often place so much of the weight of responsibility for our faith development on the institution, but the church is a body, and we are a part of it.