The Bible makes it clear that the church is a treasure. Ephesians 2:19 reveals three descriptive metaphors that illuminate such treasure. All the metaphors for the church in the Bible reveal her beauty, complexity purpose and functionality. All of them teach us how to relate to the church. This is significant because all of us are in the midst of a building project. We are building a church using God's blueprints. These metaphors help us understand the precious value of what we have by our membership in the Church of Jesus Christ and how we ought to relate to her.