Jesus said we are to be “salt and light..a city set on a hill” Mt 5:14. The Message Bible puts it this way, (14) Here’s another way to put it: You’re here to be light, bringing out the God-colors in the world. God is not a secret to be kept. We’re going public with this, as public as a city on a hill. The prophets Isaiah and Micah said that in the last days God’s mountain would be raised up in ways the culture around us can see. Mic 4:1-2 NASB And it will come about in the last days That the mountain of the house of the LORD Will be established as the chief of the mountains. It will be raised above the hills…Isa 2.
God sets His church in the middle of culture. She is not to be hidden away in a building but in the public arena. Covenant Academy, the Church school administrated by Covenant Harvest Church in Pittsburg KS, recently hosted the local version of a nationwide event for High School students called “Poetry Out Loud.” Not only did they host it, but it made the front page of their local paper. Check it out https://www.morningsun.net/article/20140109/NEWS/140109897/0/SEARCH