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Growing Healthy Churches

Healthy Churches, Led by Healthy Leaders, Changing the World

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!

hoyt0916-2Dr. Bill Hoyt | Regional Consultant & Coach


The Loss of Civility

Is it possible that civility is gasping its last breaths in America? What ever happened to honest, open, robust debate? When did we lose the ability to disagree agreeably and compromise for the sake of the greater good? When did we become so sure of ourselves that we would fight for our viewpoint no matter the consequences or carnage? I find myself longing for the good old days of Ronald Reagan and Tip O’Neil. Hard to imagine political opponents more diverse in their political views, but when it mattered, they would meet, smoke a couple of cigars and drink whiskey in quantities known only to them and arrive at a compromise that served the nation well.   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

Our Partners

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