Alan Hirsch in his fantastic book The Forgotten Ways asks a great question regarding our mindset with how we approach this concept called church. It's a simple framework, but its been invaluable for me in my conversations with others. He asks:
Is our approach:
the community for me
me for the community & the community for the world?
One approach is driven by consumption. The other is saturated with a mission-laced ethos of sent-ness that must get into our bloodstream as the people of God.