Evangelicalism has produced a bewildering array of answers to the question "what should a church look like?" This book argues that the New Testament still provides the definitive answer to that question and to others that are just as important. Who is a church for? What does it do, and why? This book provides a careful, contextual examination of the key passages of Scripture that address the purpose, pattern, and practice of a New Testament church. It demonstrates from Scripture that each local church belongs to God and is for God. It considers a range of important subjects, including the Lord's Supper, headship, the exercise of gift and the earning of reward, and rule in the church. This book provides a lucid overview of a subject that must be of vital importance for every believer who wants to be where Christ is.