The Church is the body of Jesus Christ (1 Corinthians 12:12-27) and has a three fold purpose: To proclaim the Good News of the Gospel (evangelize) to all peoples (Mark 16:15-16), to embrace God is worship (1 Corinthians 12:13), and to equip Christ's followers for the work of the ministry (Ephesians 4:11-16; 1 Corinthians 12:28, 14:12).