In spite of the fact that “congregation” has come to mean a structure or association, the first Greek ekklesia signified “a social occasion, get together” and is the reason for our promise “gathering.” And that is the thing that God planned the congregation to be—a gathering of individuals. The meaning of a “congregation” as a different structure explicitly for love would have been unfamiliar to the early devotees, as they met in homes. At the point when a structure was referenced in the New Testament, it was consistently comparable to the congregation that met there (Romans 16:5; 1 Corinthians 16:19; Colossians 4:15; Philemon 1:2).
The congregation was the individuals, not the structure. With the legitimization and luxuriousness of Christianity in later years, the “congregation” came to mean the structure where individuals met. Presently, it regularly is utilized to mean a specific section. Yet, the most genuine importance of “chapel” is the gathering of adherents.