Some Christians are dropout believers. That is, they have willfully disconnected themselves from the local church–the body of Christ. There are many reasons why a believer may become a dropout, but most are not the will of God. Exceptions are of course for aged and health reasons, or no local church (rare).
There are two key reasons why every believer needs to be connected to a local church: (1)He/she will not be pulled away by the issues and storms of life when they come and will find the anchor of help, hope, support, and prayer that the church provides and (2)The believer has gifts that the Spirit has placed in each one. The believer has a responsibility to the local church to minister those gifts. If not, the body of Christ suffers–spiritually, emotionally, physically, and financially. This is the height of selfishness for a believer to withhold his gifts from his brothers and sisters in Christ.
“If you are an active Christian, you can become a hunter of the harvest – order the ministry book now and begin engaging with dropouts in your own sphere of influence and see God begin changing their hearts!”