Unhealthy Churches

1. Closed fellowship within the Body of Christ

2. Balanced interpretation and application of the Bible
   that is based upon Sciptural positions that have been
   historically represented and supported  by the
   majority of the church

3. Denominationally exclusive attitude

4. Enforcing extreme human standards

5. Isolated from the world. "Us them" mentality!

6. Subjective and biased Biblical education or training

7. Outdated style and approach that is stuck in a past
    generation that is not becoming all things to all
    people today.

8. Contentious and pessimistic preaching that is
    based on human rationalizations

9. Divisive teachings on debatable issues within the
    Body of Christ

10. Stereotypical and rigid identity and image

11. Conformity to a church group

12. Mechanical, repetitious, boring and harsh speech,
     rhetoric and tone in preaching and teachings.

Healthy Churches

1. Open fellowship within the whole Body of Christ

2. Extreme interpretation and application of the Bible
    that is based upon humanistic positions that have
    been historically represented and supported by the
    miniority of church

3. Denominationally inclusive attitude

4. Freedom of conscience on standards

5. Interacting with the world. "Together" mentality!

6. Objective and balanced Biblical education or training

7. Contemporary style and approach that understands
    how to become all things to all people in today's
    generation

8. Compassionate and optimistic preaching that is
    based on the Scriptures alone

9. Unifying teachings on the essentials of the
    Christian Faith

10. Diverse and flexible identity and image

11. Conformity to Christ alone

12. Creative, spontaneous, inspiring and sensitive
      speech, rhetoric and tone in preaching and teachings

The 9 core qualities of healthy churches

1. An objective, united and growing Faith

2. Spirit-filled, Christ-centred and relevant Worship

3. A mutual and equal belonging within the chruch

4. A balanced and growing vision

5. Humble, honest, moderate, faithful, wise, inspiring
   and empowering Leaders

6. Open and flexible towards Innovation. Open to
   change

7. Practical and diverse worship services

8. Loving and effective faith-sharing that is based on
    community relationships

9. Equally inviting, welcoming and accepting people
    of all abilities

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Healthy churches vs. Unhealthy churches