A lot of churches nowadays are too busy, resulting in the loss of transformational discipleship. However, LifeWay Christian Resources CEO Thomas S. Rainer said there are still some churches that have maintained healthy habits and as such have survived the test of time. “Without diminishing other ministries and activities in churches, I want to share with you the two most common practices in healthy churches.

I understand that ‘healthy’ can have a subjective nature to it. And I understand that correlation is not the same as causation,” he wrote on his website. “But, after looking at tens of thousands of churches over the past several years, I would be negligent if I did not note these two common practices in the healthiest of the churches.” First, Rainer noted that healthy churches strongly encourage its members to read the Bible daily. He said when Christians read their Bible on a daily basis, they are more likely to evangelise, minister to the community, give to the church, and be a unifying force for the congregation. FULL REPORT