Definition of a Local Church
Definition of a local church:
(1) purpose is the public worship of God, edification of the saints, and spread of the gospel.
(2) organization: planned meetings (Acts 20:7), corporate discipline (I Cor. 5), money raising projects (II Cor. 8-9), recognized leaders such as pastor, elders, deacons (Heb. 13:7, 17).
(3) ordinances practiced.