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A Healthy Church

Our national Faith & Life Team has been working on defining the characteristics of a healthy church. This draft outcome-based measure can be used by the local church for goal setting, assessment, and teaching. We will share this definition with pastors at the May pastor clusters and invite their feedback. We also welcome feedback from congregations.  Email phil@skmb.ca 

  1. A healthy church loves and worships God (Father, Son and Holy Spirit).
  2. A healthy church values and promotes Christlike character development – love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.
  3. A healthy church is biblically anchored, kingdom minded, gospel centered, prayer focused, and Spirit led.[1]
  4. A healthy church preaches and teaches the great story of God from Genesis to Revelation.
  5. A healthy church is united around its core theological, ethical, and missional convictions.
  6. A healthy church identifies, calls and raises up godly leaders.
  7. A healthy church carries out the Great Commission with a Great Commandment posture.

 


[1] For the purpose of this work, a kingdom-minded church believes that God’s mission and ministry are worldwide and to be carried out in collaboration with other gospel-centered faith communities and ministries.  It understands that its support (encouragement and prayer) and its resources (human and material) are a shared stewardship for Great Commission efforts.

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