The word for church in the Greek is "ecclesia". It means "the called out ones". It is referred to as God's family as well as Christ's bride.It is also called Christ's body. God loves us so much and understands that we each have unique learning styles. He uses multiple types of analogies to explain spiritual things to us. This is the case with how He explains "the church" to us.
This page will eventually contain many studies on the subject of the church. My hope is that at least one of them will make things clear to you.
1. The Called Out Ones
God initiates with you to call you out of this diseased world (filled with darkness and isolation) and to call you into the light of His presence.