“The local Church (Ekklesia) is a gathering of those who believe in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, who are committed to meet regularly for worship, teaching fellowship and prayer and who help make disciples of all peoples.” By Steven Cole.
God’s plan is Ekklesia - the Church
Matt. 16:18 Now I say to you that you are Peter (which means ‘rock’), and upon this rock I will build my church,
God Instructions for fulling His pan and building the Ekklesia - the Church
Matt. 28:18-20 Jesus came and told his disciples, “I have been given all authority in heaven and on earth.Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”
The foundation of Ekklesia, - the assembly of Believers.
Acts 2:42 All the believers devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching, and to fellowship, and to sharing in meals (including the Lord’s Supper), and to prayer.
Acts 2:43-47 A deep sense of awe came over them all, and the apostles performed many miraculous signs and wonders. And all the believers met together in one place and shared everything they had. They sold their property and possessions and shared the money with those in need. They worshiped together at the Temple each day, met in homes for the Lord’s Supper, and shared their meals with great joy and generosity all the while praising God and enjoying the goodwill of all the people. And each day the Lord added to their fellowship those who were being saved.