In previous post, I provided reasons a church might die:
REASONS A CHURCH MIGHT DIE
- The church is plagued with gospel ignorance or gospel confusion
- The church doesn’t view the Bible as authoritative
- The church is marked by spiritual immaturity
- The church is void of discipleship and disciple makers
- The church has an absence of evangelists in the pews
- The church prioritizes personal preferences over gospel priorities and the great commission
- The church functions merely as a social club
I now want to provide the opposite list. Here are a few reasons churches thrive. Of course, this list is not exhaustive.
Reasons Churches Thrive
- The church radiates with gospel clarity and confronts gospel ignorance and confusion
- The church views the Bible as authoritative, sufficient, and effective
- The church is marked by spiritual depth and maturity
- The church is overflowing with discipleship and disciple makers
- The church does not merely rely on church staff but has an abundance of evangelist in the pews
- The church prioritizes the great commission and the great commandment over personal preferences
- The church functions as a ministry center and a disciple making factory rather than a social club
2 thoughts on “Reasons Churches Thrive”
In your comments about churches dying or thriving, you ignore the role of the pastor. Strange.
As a pastor, I see the pastor as the driving force behind everything I mentioned.