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Growing Healthy Churches

Healthy Churches, Led by Healthy Leaders, Changing the World

Dr. Tim Brown
Executive Minister
July 2016

It’s been 30 years! In the summer of 1986, I gave my first sermon.  I can’t believe it’s been thirty years! Of course I was only 5 at the time (don’t I wish).  As a 17 year-old, I stood before the small congregation of people and friends in southern West Virginia and I bumbled and blubbered through a sermon on Abraham’s faith as evidenced by his willingness to sacrifice his son, Isaac.  I bet my parents wanted to sacrifice me after that sermon! It was then that I first realized how dishonest people are to preachers as they leave church when they say, “Great sermon!” Mine was awful.  What seemed like an eternity lasted about 10 minutes.  I’m sure that many people today wish that I would go back to 10 minute preaches!  As I was thought about the 30-year anniversary of the kick off of my ministry calling, I reflected on the many changes in church leadership and church ministry.  Many of those changes are having a significant impact in how we lead and on our approaches to ministry today. Here are three of those changes.   Read more!

Dr. Bill Hoyt
Regional Consultant & Coach
July 2016

An Interview by Dr. William Hoyt

Not long ago, I was privileged to interact with a pastor who represents a large segment of pastors.  He is “midstream” in his ministry.  He is neither young nor old.  In his early 50’s he has been in pastoral ministry for 26 years, serving in four churches in three Districts of the Baptist General Conference.

In his own words he has been at ministry long enough to have gone from “wet behind the ears” to “grizzled veteran,” from “the new tide” to “flotsam” in the ocean of pastoral ministry, from “wunderkind” to “wondering about wandering.”   Read more!

Why GHC?

WE LISTEN, WE DISCUSS, WE ADVISE AND DEVELOP
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.
WE CARE ABOUT OUR CHURCHES & PASTORS
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.
WERE COMMITTED TO GROWTH & LEARNING
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.
SERVING CHURCHES & THEIR LEADERS
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.
LEARN MORE ABOUT GHC
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

Our Partners

  • Christian Community Credit Union
  • One Great Hour of Sharing
  • MMBB