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When is a church not a church? Well, technically, church has never been the church because the word “church” isn’t in the Bible. Ever. Not even once – at least, not originally. The Greek word in question is ekklesia and that word means an assembly, a gathered people, a congregation that is congregating. It turns out that the word “church” is from the German word kirche, or “temple,” a word that means God’s House or God’s Building. The problem is, ekklesia doesn’t have anything to do with buildings, but it has everything to do with a group of people who get together for a common purpose. Which appears to be a problem today … how do we get together when we can’t get together?