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Growing Healthy Churches

Healthy Churches, Led by Healthy Leaders, Changing the World

Dr. Tim Brown
Executive Minister
May 2016

It was without question one of the most difficult weeks of my life.  I was a freshman in college and my world seemed to be collapsing around me.  School was more difficult than I had imagined (even though I had been a good student in high school).  The adjustment of living away from home, on my own, and living with strangers was exasperating.   The stress and demands of playing college football was at times overwhelming.  And then, when I thought things couldn’t get worse, a late night knock on my apartment door sent me whirling.  One of my football coaches stood at the door and told me that the Athletic Director and the head coach needed to meet with me the next morning.  He gave no more details.  After a restless night, I walked to the AD’s office.  In the moments that followed, my world was rocked!  “Your drug test came back positive.  Therefore, you are on athletic probation.”  My chin dropped to the floor. NEVER…and I mean NEVER had an illegal substance entered my body. I was infuriated and embarrassed.  I demanded another test…immediately!  However, I was denied.  I was told I would have to wait 8 weeks.   Read more!

Dr. Bill Hoyt
Regional Consultant & Coach
May 2016

A Gomer Pyle Moment

If you’re old enough to remember Gomer Pyle, or if you are young but suffer from insomnia, you might remember one of Gomer’s favorite sayings. When confronted with anything unexpected, he would proclaim, “Well, surprise, surprise, surprise!” Got to thinking the other day about one my personal Gomer Pyle moments.

A number of years ago, I was assessing a church in northern California that had an interesting affinity-based small group. I had never seen one before, and sad to say, I have not seen one since. Maybe there are lots of them out there and I have merely been travelling in the wrong circles.  Read more!

Why GHC?

No one can better understand what a pastor faces than other pastors. Growing Healthy Churches is a network of pastors and leaders who are here to support you and your church as you follow God's direction in reaching your community for Christ.
You're on the front lines and because many of us have walked in your shoes we understand the road you walk on and we care about your success. We share your passion for the Great Commission & Great Commandment and we want to help you on the journey God has set before you.
Whether it's personal growth, church growth and development, or mentor clusters, capital campaigns, pastoral coaching or placement we're committed to helping you take your church to the next level.
GHC is committed to the Great Commission & the Great Commandment of reaching the world with the love of Jesus Christ. We give leaders the opportunity to learn from other leaders who represent an array of leadership styles & church strategies.
Growing Healthy Churches is an association of churches working together in covenant to help advance the Kingdom of God by pursuing the Great Commission and the Great Commandment. Click Here to Learn More

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