Here are eight characteristics of all Christian churches.
What is important and measurable is the adjective that describes the quality of each characteristic. No one single factor leads to growth and health in churches; they are all interconnected.
Natural Church Development focuses on the “minimum factor”.
If attention is given to the “weakest” characteristic, all the others will be affected positively as well.
Each sub-category under each characteristic represents groups of questions asked in the survey that reveal important qualities of that characteristic.
Leaders empower others
Delegation and sharing of ministry
Integrating gifts into ministry
Significance of ministry
Support for ministry
Equipping for ministry
Passion for Church
Passion for devotions
Organizational structures and systems
Innovation and managing change
Structure for effective leadership
Inspiring Worship Service
Personal transformation in worship
Visitor friendly church
Anticipation for worship
Relevance of message
Holistic Small Groups
Developing spiritually-oriented community
Multiplication of disciples, leaders & groups
Corporate evangelistic efforts
Affirmation and encouragement
Atmosphere of joy and acceptance