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Growing Healthy Churches

Healthy Churches, Led by Healthy Leaders, Changing the World

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

Listen to nearly any pastor for any length of time and you will hear and feel the pain of leaving. Listen to lay leaders and long-time members and you will feel their angst over people “who have left the church.” Often the words, “Why are people leaving our church,” are expressed in tones of fear and grief. Mostly grief. Upon reflection, we’re not surprised by the grief, for so often those leaving are long-time friends, people whose lives have been intertwined with ours, often for years.

Pastor’s often grieve because they have poured themselves into the lives of those now leaving. They’ve been there for them in times of crisis, counseled them, celebrated with them, been friends with them – sometimes even led them to faith in Jesus. And now they are leaving. To the pastor, it feels personal. It feels like personal failure. The pastor blames himself or herself. The people of the church usually blame the pastor, adding to the pain of leaving.  Read more!

Rev. Gilbert Foster
Director of Recruitment
March 2017

It’s March already and I’m hoping you’ve reached for NT Wright or David Fitch in the past few weeks.

But for all their depth and intrigue, they are not the best wordsmiths. And I like wordsmiths.

Got me browsing through my library. Who in the past few years have I read that had a grasp of the pen? A grasp that reveals new, fresh truth and reveals such in a way that broadens. Enter possibly my favorite writer, and not that bad a theologian Lauren Winner. For this enews edition I’m recommending anything and everything she has penned, and there are a few.  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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