1. Does the Bible actually get opened here?
2. Is this the kind of church you could take an uncommitted friend to?
3. Is there a recognisably New Testament feel to the church?
Here’s what he meant in this question: “Is it Trinitarian in its emphasis on Father, Son and Holy Spirit as equally God? Is the saving death of Christ at its centre (I Cor. 2:2)? Do the hymns reflect this? Are baptism and the Lord’s Supper . . . a proper part of the church . . . ?”
4. On the whole, are the arrows pointing outwards from the church?
In fact, these are 4 good question not just to tell your friend, but for yourself as you pray for and evaluate your own church.