If the congregants are diverse and large in numbers, they still share some common characteristics that need to be addressed in order to maintain a healthy church environment.

Paul said “How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? And how can anyone preach unless they are sent?” Romans 10:14-15, NIV. Therefore, one must reach the ears and speak the Word. A believer’s journey doesn’t end when they are called, it is just the beginning. So, a pastor knows that the people must hear and learn the Word often in order to maintain and develop a deeper relationship with God.

David Platt tells us that “a healthy church is a group of people intentionally living out the timeless, universal truths of the gospel within the context of a finite, local community.”  Again, driving home that preaching and teaching the gospel, you can never go wrong. Beware, however, not to go off the rails. Stick to the script that He has provided.

In a large environment, it can be difficult to get to know everyone on an individual basis, however in my experience many churches offer a variety of programs that the congregants can break into to meet more of their individual needs.