Binmin Podcast Ep. 32: Features of a Healthy Church | Why Go To Church?

Released: February 1, 2022
23 mins 16 sec

What are the seven features of a healthy church?

Show Notes:

0:00 – INTRODUCTIONS

02:06 – SEVEN FEATURES OF A HEALTHY CHURCH:

BELIEFS
LEADERS
MEMBERS
WORSHIP
EVANGELISM & DISCIPLESHIP
GOVERNANCE & FINANCES

03:54 – 1. BELIEFS: A STATEMENT OF BELIEFS
FOR EXAMPLE:

God is a Trinity
Jesus is fully God & fully human & our salvation comes only through placing our faith in him.
Bible is inspired & has full authority

SEE BINMIN PODCAST EPISODES 13-20: https://binmin.org/podcasts/binmin-podcast-ep-13-trinity-putting-the-fun-in/

05:25 – IF YOU’RE NOT SURE–HAVE SOME MORE CONVERSATIONS WITH THE CHURCH’S LEADERS

05:37 – 2. LEADERSHIP: THE CHURCH LEADERS’ LIFESTYLES SHOULD BE “ABOVE REPROACH”

06:40 – LEADERSHIP SHOULD BE GENUINELY CONCERNED, LOVING, ENGAGED , & AVAILABLE.
ALSO GOOD TEACHERS.

07:05 – PASTORS SHOULD BE SPIRITUALLY MATURE & HAVE APPROPRIATE EDUCATION

08:05 – LEADERSHIP SHOULD BE WILLING TO CONFRONT SIN BIBLICALLY PUBLICLY & PRIVATELY (MATT. 18:15-20; 2 TIM. 4:2; TITUS 1:9) WITH A HEART TO RESTORE.

08:40 – 3. MEMBERS: LOVE GOD, EACH OTHER & VISITORS

10:00 – ETHNIC, SOCIO-ECONOMIC, AND AGE DIVERSITY

10:15 – USING THEIR DIFFERENT SPIRITUAL GIFTS TO SERVE EACH OTHER (ROM. 12:3-8; EPH. 4:11-13).

11:00 – HAVE A HIGH REGARD FOR THEIR LEADERSHIP.

Learning
Praying for them
Making their job “a joy” (Heb. 13:17)

12:55 – 4. WORSHIP: INSPIRES A NEARNESS TO GOD.

Songs prepare your heart
Sermons be based on Scripture
Prayers in worship
Lord’s Supper, Baptism

15:45 – 5. EVANGELISM & DISCIPLESHIP: EVANGELISM OF NON-CHRISTIANS AND DISCIPLING OF YOUNG BELIEVERS

16:40 – SUPPORT FOR MISSIONS FINANCIALLY

17:35 – 6 & 7. CHURCH GOVERNANCE & FINANCES:
CHURCH GOVERNANCE: HOW THE CHURCH GOVERNS ITSELF, INCLUDING HOW THEY MAKE DECISIONS.

Different denominations govern differently

19:15 – CHURCH FINANCES: GENEROUS, REGULARLY GIVING

Stable, without much debt, overseen by qualified people (even CPAs), checks & balances

21:15 – WHAT IS YOUR NEXT STEP? MEET A LEADER

22:33 – THANK YOU AND WRAP UP

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