Three relationships are of great importance in congregations seeking to transform. First is a deepening spiritual relationship with the Triune God through personal and community worship. Second is a deepening relationship within the community of believers. Third is an active relationship with the people of the context where the congregation serves. This can be a geographic context or an affinity context.
If any of the three of these are missing or are shallow, then it is likely the congregation is not transforming. If all three are present, active, and deepening then the congregation has a foundation for transformation.