My attempt to express my current thinking on church visually. A couple of points
God’s people exist now as
Called & Sent people
Gathering with Jesus for teaching, worship, fellowship etc
Going with Jesus in mission
The church’s mission has both an “attractional” dimension and an “incarnational” but since Jesus and Pentecost the incarnational, going dimension should predominate.
The problem is that the contemporary church largely focuses its energy, money, focus on the “gathering, attractional” dimension rather than the “going, incarnational” dimension of missiology and ecclesiology and so ends embodying and expressing the OT understanding of what it means to be and live as God’s people, rather than the NT’s understanding.