Since God has placed me as an undershepherd of His flock, and since the church belongs to Christ—it is His husbandry, His building (1 Corinthians 3:9), it is important to me that I am laboring with God to encourage health in the local church.
I suppose we could list dozens of characteristics that mark healthy churches, but as I’ve been searching the New Testament lately, the Lord has highlighted ten of these characteristics for me.
In this week’s Growth Points video, I’d like to share the first five of these characteristics with you.
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I look forward to sharing with you next week five more characteristics that are present in every healthy church.