Aquila and Priscilla greet you heartily in the Lord, with the church that is in their house. 1 Cor 16:19
What is the motive for you to go to church?
The husband and wife team of Aquila and Priscilla used their home for church. Evidently believers in Christ gathered there and learned from the scripture while worshiping the Lord.
Jewish synagogues and pagan temples prevailed across the region but because Christianity was relatively new, there were no church buildings as we know it.
So they gathered in homes. They gathered without a youth program. They gathered without hymnals or multimedia. They gathered without cars, air-conditioning, and soft padded pews.
As Christianity grew with more believers, a larger meeting place became necessary. With an increase in believers the funding for those places became possible.
Granted there are many that take advantage of funding to misuse and abuse the money – men of corrupt minds and destitute of the truth, who suppose that godliness is a means of gain. 1 Tim 6:5
I don’t go to church for money. I, personally, go to worship God with strangers that have become family to me. I go to preach the gospel and teach the word. I go to pray and receive prayer. I go to hear of the trials and persecution of others and the testimony of God. I go because Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her. Eph 5:25
Sometimes those not committed to a church body of believers often struggle more in the day-to-day dealings of life.
God gave church for you to worship, learn, and grow in Him.
The real motive for becoming a part of church is Christ.