Thoughts On Church Health

Thanks for the response to my question about the healthy church. Here are some of the thoughts that I really liked. You wrote that in your mind a healthy church is a place where . . .

  • “Believers in Christ treat others as Jesus would, accepting, encouraging, and desiring to live in the truth of Scripture.”
  • “There is strong and clear leadership that is able to defend the fundamentals of the teachings of God clearly and lovingly to the people without wavering to cater to societal trends and personal preference.”
  • “People support each other, treat each other as family, do not judge, serve together as the hands and feet of Christ, pray deeply and fervently, and understand the humblest message.. that each and every one of us are broken.”

So here’s another question.  Wouldn’t it be right to think that the kind of church we’ve described would draw believers in droves because it was such a healthy congregation? Said another way – do you think the church we’ve described would quickly turn into a large “happening” church? Share your thoughts with me . . .

About Andy Lewis

Andy is an author, pastor, and musician who lives in Santa Cruz California. Currently he serves as lead pastor at Faith Community Church in Santa Cruz
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1 Response to Thoughts On Church Health

  1. cubeconvict says:

    Keep in mind that scripture promises us that those who truly follow Christ will experience hardship and persecution because of Christ. Although it has been said in all times, I would say especially now and during the cultural trends we are seeing in North America. So maybe a better measure of success is not how happening we are, but how much persecution we experience because we follow Him.

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