What is a church? Most people associate church with a religious organization and/or a building location. The OT concept of an assembly or congregation connects it with the dwelling place of God‚Äďthe tabernacle or the temple. This is where God was worshiped as He dwelt among His people. Jesus built a new temple, a spiritual temple with His redeemed people. The church is where God now dwells among His people to be worshiped and obeyed as they gather in His name. How does this biblical model compare with many modern churches?