How important do evangelicals think church is? Scot McKnight is a respected evangelical who speaks for the movement when he says:
No one would suggest that church attendance is the perfect measure of discipleship, but neither would anyone deny it is at least a baseline measure. – Scot McKnight, preface, The King Jesus Gospel
And yet, there is no biblical basis for making this a commandment. What is a commandment is to love the Lord with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength, and our neighbors as ourselves. That’s something I wish evangelicals would teach and practice more.