“I know all the things you do, and that you have a reputation for being alive—but you are dead." - Revelation 3:1 (NLT)

As a Christian, it is always important for me to take a self evaluation of my own life to see where I am spiritually. Am I moving forward in my Christian life or am I dying a slow death? In the same way, as a pastor I must constantly look at the church God has given me responsibility for and ask the same question, "Is the church alive, hanging on to the "status quo" or is it dead?"

Over the years, I have had some wonderful experiences in churches. I have pastored some great churches and I have pastored no so great churches. I have been under leadership that was an awesome experience and I have been under leadership where what I learned was how not to pastor a church. With each experience, God showed me several things that are good indicators of a church that are dead or dying.