Probably the best thing you could do is go to my other blog The Can Opener Boy Translations and read through the posts with the labels "church" and "following Jesus"
You can also read these four foundational posts:
- What is church?
- What is your role in receiving from the church?
- What is your role in giving to the church?
- What is your role in participating in the missional nature of the church?
Also good for you to read would be this post I did about how we view other churches and our relation to them.