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Growing Healthy Churches

Healthy Churches, Led by Healthy Leaders, Changing the World

Rev. Gilbert Foster  |  Director of Recruitment

I sit among many congregations. Something I am more and more seeing – or less and less hearing – is the congregation singing. I hear the band, I hear the worship leader, but I do not hear the congregation. If they are singing – it’s a dull whisper.

If there’s anyone in today’s western church who could address what needs to happen when The Church comes together on a Sunday morning its two modern hymn writers called Keith and Kristyn Getty. (Likely you know them through their well-loved modern hymn, In Christ Alone.)

Full confession – I know Keith and Kristyn. They’ve been in my home. I’ve known Kristyn’s parents for three decades. I like them. I like much of the modern hymns they have written (often together with Stuart Townend). But they have just written their first book:  Sing! How Worship Transforms Your Life, Family and Church.   Read more!

Dr. Tim Brown | Executive Minister

We’ve often heard that good leaders know how to do certain things like cast vision, create strategy, build strong teams, speak well publicly and fundraise. While these are critical for good leadership, many are recognizing that the most impactful leaders also possess certain soft skills.

Soft skills are the personal attributes leaders need in order succeed in relationships. Most of us can think of individuals who seem to have all of the right stuff as leaders, but fail when it comes to leading people. Unfortunately, “hard skills” often get more attention because they are easier to spot. And it’s likely that the hard skills have a diploma or certificate that goes with them. For example, I’ve known people with Doctorates in leadership, but as my Dad would say, “they couldn’t lead anyone out of a wet paper bag.” Why? They lacked the soft skills of leadership. Hard skills require a certain amount of aptitude but soft skills require a certain attitude and mindset.  When it comes to impactful leadership, degrees, certificates and years of experience are important but they aren’t enough. The intangible and essential qualities that enable a leader to interact with others are often the game-changers in organizational leadership.   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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  • Christian Community Credit Union
  • One Great Hour of Sharing
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