The congregation with which I last visited was Rush Springs, Oklahoma for the Preachersfiles.com lectureship.
The most impressive attribute of this church is the members and how they worked together to sponsor, host and feed everyone and the coordination of everything. A hundred little details have to come together to make a lectureship work and this one was seamless.
The church’s organization is a model, too. The three elders recently appointed several deacons with assigned duties. These elders actually sat down and determined which deacon should have which job. The immediate result was a successful Vacation Bible School coordinated by Deacon Kevin Worden.
These people are impressive also in how they love each other. It’s easy to see in the way they treat one another. This kind of trait will show the community around the church that these people are Christ’s people (John 13:34f). Mixed with the gospel preached in faith and that’s an unbeatable recipe for growth.
Just watch ‘em grow!