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Growing Healthy Churches

Healthy Churches, Led by Healthy Leaders, Changing the World

Dr. Tim Brown
Executive Minister
February 2017

Jesus pointed out the lunacy of disunity by saying, “Every kingdom divided against itself will be ruined, and every city or household divided against itself will not stand” (Matthew 12:25).  In John 17, Jesus was so concerned about unity he prayed for all who would believe in him (us) by saying, “I pray also for those who will believe in me through their [the disciples’] message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one— I in them and you in me—so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me” (vv. 20-23, NIV).

Jesus’ point and prayer are poignant. Unity is critical for the people of God to be on mission and expand the Kingdom of God. Without unity progress can come to a screeching halt.  Or disunity can make mission advancement so difficult that frustration runs high and health deteriorates to a point that many either quit trying, go to another church or leave the church all together. Read more!

hoyt0916-2Dr. Bill Hoyt
Regional Consultant & Coach
February 2017

Reading the title, you might be thinking, “Here we go again. Another successful leader being lifted up, leaving the rest of us to feel like ineffective failures.” Well, maybe. But then again, maybe not. Caleb doesn’t get “star billing” in the Biblical story. He is mentioned briefly in four Old Testament books and never mentioned in the New.

 

Caleb’s Story

If he had not been chosen as one of the twelve to spy out the Land of Canaan we might not have known anything about him. The spies spent forty days scouting out Canaan. Upon their return a spokesman for the twelve reported that the land was indeed “flowing with milk and honey,”[1] but recommended they stay out of Canaan because it was populated by strong, hostile tribes and even giants.[2] This advice elicited a groundswell of approval from the people. 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

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