The scriptures are the best guide to how to be a church. In this article, Rick Warren identifies eight characteristics of the church in the book of Acts and suggests these are key to our effectiveness as well.
- Are they the characteristics you would have identified from the book of Acts?
- Do you agree that these characteristics are more important than lots of other things? Rick Warren says that God can overlook a lack of facilities, programs and leadership.
- If you were to chose to strengthening one of these eight in your church which would you choose first?
- How would you go about doing it?
- What do you personally need to do so that that characteristic is strong in your own life?
- Is there any one that you shy away from? Why?
- What do you need to do about that?