This came to me in class today...
As followers of Christ, we must resist the temptation to find our identity in our theology (what we believe) or in our ecclesiology (how we worship). Instead, we need to find our identity in who we are: Christians, a community united to Christ through faith, and to one another as family.
We must constantly remind ourselves: we don't DO church - we ARE the church, and we are called to BE the church - the church is not a building, a program, or even a worship service; the church is a body, a living organism that exemplifies unity in the midst of diversity, that pursues justice while giving grace.
So when we talk about "planting a church" what we really mean is "being a people" - living lives of faith in Christ and service to one another, living with one another, living for one another.
Being "transformed by the Gospel" means learning to image God in every inch of our lives, relationships, and communities. It is 'doing' that flows from 'being'.