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

Uploaded: 2 years ago
22 mins 17 sec

What are the seven features of a healthy church?

0:00 – INTRODUCTIONS

 

02:06 – SEVEN FEATURES OF A HEALTHY CHURCH:

  1. BELIEFS
  2. LEADERS
  3. MEMBERS
  4. WORSHIP
  5. EVANGELISM & DISCIPLESHIP
  6. 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

 

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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