There is a lot of confusion within our culture about what the church actually is. Some think it is just a building or organization, it is not! Others think it is a place where religious services are held and given out, it is not! The word church in the Bible comes from the Greek word, ecclesia, which literally means a public assembly which is called out. Ek, meaning out of, where we get the English word exit from, and clessia, which means, called out. It was a word originally used when a town meeting was called in ancient Greece, when a local magistrate or mayor would call out the people.