The church is not a building. It is a people that God has called together and made alive by faith. Although the activities of the church are important this book begins with who God's people are - recognizing that the church's activity results from its identity. When we call children to be a part of the church, we are calling them to be a part of a gospel people. And, as a gospel people, the church is a believing family, a community of missionaries, servants, learners and worshipers. This book is a call to God's people to live as the people that God has made them to be.