But church is different than just another group of nice people -- or at least it's supposed to be different.
If you see church as just another group of people having a meeting that sometimes can be irrelevent and sometimes can be boring and sometimes is inconvenient, than think on this: church is Jesus's body. Church is meant to be a family.
If you don't feel a connection to the church you sometimes go to, ask yourself why. Is it because it isn't the right fit? Or is it because you haven't invested yourself into it? You have a role. You are needed. The family of God needs you and loves you.
Jesus says in John 15:17, "But rememer the root commandment: Love one another."
You need the church family and the church family needs you. Believers are filled with the Holy Spirit and that Holy Spirit will encourage others through you (and if you aren't a Believer you can become one right now. Click here for some help with that). Don't go to a church service expecting to be entertained. That isn't the point. The world is great at entertainment. At church service we are there to worship God and to fellowship with each other. Go to give and you will receive for sure.
Find a Body of Believers you can commit to; a body of Believers you can love like family; a body of Believers you will engage in, become part of and strengthen. That is when you experience church as it is meant to be. You have gifts to share with the Body to further the kingdom of God, to encourage and to equip others. If you aren't using them in the Body, then there is a hole there.
I don't know what you can do for the Body of Christ. There is a way though you can become engaged and actually find it to be a whole lot of fun! Really!!
You don't know how your sharing will affect others. It will profoundly. I guarantee it.
If you've had bad experiences with church, I understand. Church is just made up of fallible and sinful humans. We mess up. But don't throw out all of church because of a handful of people. Try a different church. Find the one you can become part of. If you go to a mega church you need to be part of a core group of Believers. Otherwise, that will just be entertainment.
Give church another try. Find one and stick to it. When the pastor gives a mediocre sermon pray for him (pray for him/ her daily -- pastors need it. I know. I'm married to one) rather than criticizing him. He or she is only human. Maybe they had a tough week. When the music isn't to your taste, try to appreciate it for what it is and learn to worship in a new style. Worship doesn't have to be your flavor to be meaningful to you.
The world is getting crazier and more violent and evil is prevailing in some places. The world needs the church. The world needs the church's light. The world needs the love and moral compass and strength the church can give. And the church needs you.