What are the qualities of a good church? If you only had time to mention a few, what would make your list? From 1 Thessalonians 5.12-24 we have a list of instructions from St. Paul’s earliest letter to a church he only got to spend two weeks forming before he was run out of town. After hearing that they were alive and well, St. Paul wrote a letter to give thanks and answer their questions. He closes with a quick list of things he wants them to pursue in order to grow more and more into a good church.