What Is The Church?
When the word "church" is used in the context of Christianity, there are two related but different meanings. The word can refer either to the visible church, or the invisible church. One good reason for this is to differentiate between the nature and members of each one.
The visible or local churches are led and administered to by fallible men and women, who may or may not all be true believers, and may not all be united in heart, mind, spirit, and doctrine.
The invisible or universal church, which is also known as the Body of Christ is comprised only of those truly converted, and are those called by God to be His people.