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"Church" - not a building, but a people movement following after Jesus and His Kingdom.
The purpose of "Church" is to be a corporate people that is being formed into greater and greater Jesus-likeness (see, e.g., Galatians 4:19).
As "Church" what we place our focus on is important. For example, the purpose of Church, the Church's raison d-etre, is not: to meet people's needs. James van Yperan writes: "A church organized around meeting needs breeds selfishness, and it inevitably leads to competition, control, and conflict." (Van Yperen, Making Peace: A Guide to Overcoming Church Conflict, p. 35)
When church people start talking about their needs not being met, we have a big problem rooted in a false, unbiblical idea of "church." James 4:1-5 expresses this.