Eight Characteristics of a Healthy Church
Eight Quality Characteristics of a Healthy Church
Loving Relationships - the heart of a healthy, growing church. Practical demonstration of love builds authentic Christian community and brings others into God's kingdom.
Need Oriented Evangelism - intentionally cultivates relationships with pre Christian people so they can become fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ who are actively participating within they life of the church and community.
Holistic Small Groups - disciple-making communities which endeavor to reach the unchurched, meet individual needs, develop each person according to their God-given gifts and raise leaders to sustain the growth of the church.
Inspiring Worship - not driven by a particular style or ministry focus group, but rather the shared experience of God's awesome presence.
Functional Structures - The Church is the living Body of Christ. Like all healthy organisms, it requires numerous systems that work together to fulfill its intended purpose.
Passionate Spirituality - Effective ministry flows out of a passionate spirituality. Spiritual intimacy leads to a strong conviction that God will act in powerful ways.
Gift Oriented Ministry - Church leaders have the responsibility to help believers discover, develop and exercise their gifts in appropriate ministries so that the Body of Christ "grows" and builds itself up in love".
Empowering Leadership - Effective pastors and leaders multiply, guide, empower and equip disciples to realize their full potential in Christ and work together to accomplish God's vision.