In two thousand years of Church History, even with numerous reformations and revivals, local churches have never been so confused about their purpose and identity as they are today. In our generation, thousands of Christians have left church out of disenchantment. Coffee shop Christianity has become the new norm. So what is the purpose of the local church really? Is it still vital for a Christian’s spiritual growth? In this timely study of the New Testament blueprints for local churches, Stephen help us rediscover why, far from being outdated, our need for God’s purposed assembly is as great as it ever has been.