“The confessing church . . . calls people to conversion, but it depicts that conversion as a long process of being baptismally engrafted into a new people, an alternative polis, a countercultural social structure called church. It seeks to influence the world by being the church, that is, by being something the world is not and can never be, lacking the gift of faith and vision, which is ours in Christ.”
– Stanley Hauerwas and William H. Willimon, Resident Aliens.

Too often we focus on some limited perspective like church attendance. What does it mean to actually “be the church”? What might that look like?