HERE is an excerpt from Martyn Lloyd-Jones on the purpose of the church posted on OldTruth.com:
"... the business of the church is to deal with the real problem of men and women--not to give alms, but to offer a cure for the paralysis. This is the unique message of the church, and this is what differentiates it from every other institution under the sun. The church is an expert on the soul. It is not a cultural center or a psychological clinic or a social agency. No; her calling, her commission, is to deal with the souls of men and women" --Martyn Lloyd-Jones
This doesn't fit so well with the social gospel advocates running rampant through the churches today.