Churches that need revitalization will provide intentional opportunities to take an assessment of their present state, their future concerns, and their devotion to prayerfully follow God moving forward.
A healthy church will exercise Intentionality in advancing the Kingdom of God instead of building their own kingdom. An intentional relationship with God and His people will occur along with an intentional relationship with the world and its people. (Matthew 22:37 & 39)
A healthy church will be led by a pastoral and ministry staff that has a Kingdom agenda that doesn’t include their personal agenda. They must exercise stewardship of their gifts and not ownership of their roles. (I Corinthians 3:5-7)
A healthy church will have men play a crucial role in the life of a congregation, as they become “All In” with loving God, leading their families, and serving their community with a humble spirit and a teachable spirit. (Deuteronomy 6:6-7)
A healthy church will use wisdom and discernment in seeking various intentional ways to communicate the timeless message of The Gospel (I Peter 3:15). They will not expect to experience the results of the earthly ministry of Jesus if their distance themselves from the methods He emulated for us.
A healthy church will develop a level of Intentionality among the congregation that is focused on living out the Great Commandment and carrying out the Great Commission. They will fully realize that Jesus never commanded us to make converts, He called us to make disciples. (Matthew 28:18-20).
A healthy church will be reproducible to others within their theological beliefs and cultural context. Anybody can count the amount of seeds in an apple, but only God can count the number of apples in a seed. (NT Church Planting). They will establish a Discipleship Pathway that is biblically balanced (1 Thessalonians 2:8) between the Written Word and the Living Word.