Once we come to Christ we are no longer just individuals. We are now members of His family – what the Bible here calls “the church, his body”. We are now part of that vast group of people throughout the ages who have trusted Christ and are our brothers and sisters in His family. Although we’ll never meet most of them this side of eternity, we’re still united spiritually with them. This transcends any local church or denomination; it includes all who truly belong to Christ.
Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior.
Billy Graham – Wisdom For Each Day