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Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Three tests to determine if your church is healthy?

Is your church healthy? 

I'm listening to a podcast by Smalley Marriage Radio and an interview with Karl Vaters.

According to Karl, there are three signs of a healthy church. Are these true of your church?

1. The Great Command: Love

Are we loving God and loving one another?

2. The Great Commission: Reaching Out

Are we reaching out to the community around us, loving them well, are people coming to know Jesus (or know him better)?

3. The Pastor's Mandate: Equip The People

The Apostle, Prophet, Evangelist, Pastor, and Teacher have one job: Equip The People for the work of ministry. If the pastor or paid staff is doing everything, it's an unhealthy church. The People are the ministers, the leaders equip the people to do the work of ministry.

That ministry is everything. Not just Sunday morning. It's anything and everything the body does. 

A party planner can organize parties for the church. The bikers can start a Harley club. The artists can start at sessions. Those with hospitality can start groups.



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