Righteousness and personal virtue do not develop in isolation. We need the help of the saints in the community of the faithful.
But keep away from youthful passions, and pursue righteousness, faithfulness, love, and peace, in company with others who call on the Lord from a pure heart.
2 Timothy 2.22 NET
Church is for us, church is for them. In the church, we become what we ought; in the church, we work in order that those outside may enter into Christ.
Don’t wait to change your life before participating in the church.
It just doesn’t work that way.