What is a healthy Church? An overview

What is a healthy Church? An Overview

  1. Sum of the parts
    1. Either whole is greater than sum of the parts
    2. Or the Whole is Less than the sum of the parts
  2. What is a Healthy Church
    1. A healthy church is a gathering of healthy Christians working with God in His world!
    2. Healthy means “pursuing Christ”
    3. Missional means “pursuing Christ’s priorities in the world”
  3. 10 Markers
    1. Centrality of the Word of God (Heb 4:12, Prov 30:5, Acts 4:31)
    2. Heartfelt worship (Psalm 33)
    3. Word, Sacraments and Discipline (Belgic Confession 29)
    4. Prayer (Heidelberg Catechism 116)
    5. Life transforming Walk with Jesus (Rom 12:2, 2Cor 3:18)
    6. Compelling Christian community (2Pt 1;16, Acts 2:42-47, Jn 13:35)
    7. Sacrificial and generous living and giving (Rom 12:1-7, Eph 4:12)
    8. Intentional evangelism (1Pt 3:15, Mt. 28:19-20)
    9. Transforming communities through active compassion, mercy and justice ministries (Mic 6:8)
    10. Culture of Godly Leadership & Fruitful organizational structures (Dt. 1:13, 16:18, 1Chr 26:32,
      Acts 6)
  4. Is it possible to be all of this?

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