A scripture on the church: Jesus lovingly calls us his family:
“Who are my mother and my brothers?” [Jesus] asked. Then he looked at those seated in a circle around him and said, “Here are my mother and my brothers! Whoever does God’s will is my brother and sister and mother.” (Mark 3:33-35)
From Article 9 of the Confession of Faith from a Mennonite Perspective:
We believe that the church is the household, or family, of God.