12 Pillars of a Healthy Church Book. Are you ready to be a Life-giving church and Center for Missionary Formation? A California parish pastor and mission executive said, "This book is dynamite!". The book offers the eight quality characteristics and four leading indicators of a healthy church. It provides the church "Life Systems" that focus on discipline principles to revitalize Christians and renew churches. This "Healthy Church Initiative" model is designed to empower and mobilize God's people for mission. It is a "Back to Basics" New Testament model of Eph. 4 and 2 Tim. 2:2 with tools to assess strengths and a proposed Master Mission Strategy for small and large churches. You can plan the level of ministry specifically for your church. It is a great resource for leading your church through transition and change without conflict.