1. Ask the people attending what brought them there and what kept them at this church. Listening to the church-goers is super valuable in getting the real idea of the church.
2. Make sure senior leadership is humble and always relying on the Lord. It's important that leadership is seeking first His kingdom.
3. You should make sure your spirit is at peace. You should have confidence that you can get on board with what they are doing. Ask questions like: "Am I excited to be apart of their ministries?"
4. Find the right kid's and student ministry. Drive across town if you have to. It is always a wise decision to put your kids in the right environment.