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Growing Healthy Churches

Healthy Churches, Led by Healthy Leaders, Changing the World

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

The road of church leadership is marked by potholes too numerous to count. Most are small ones. Step in one and it hurts a bit for a while, and then you move on – hopefully wiser for the misstep. Some are far more serious: like a change implemented clumsily creating unnecessary opposition and angst; a loudly promoted initiative that fails due to poor planning; or a poor staff choice resulting in a “divided house” with their “fans” pitted against you and your board.


Then there’s the “Mother of all Potholes.” It’s deep and difficult to get out of. It’s different from all the rest of the potholes because it’s movable! It goes wherever you go. It’s always just a step away. We all step in it from time-to-time, some more often than others. And the consequences of stepping in it are significant, sometimes even debilitating.  Read more!

Rev. Gilbert Foster
Director of Recruitment
June 2017

Back in the summer of 2009 I was blown away by one of the most impacting, thought altering, consequential books I’ve read. It was actually written in 2006 – 11 years ago, but, as I have been researching the emerging new generation and their relationship to the Gospel, the Church and Faith I returned to this mind-bending book and highly recommend it to you if you want your brain fried and cooked over the quieter summer months.

Its called The Hidden Power of Electronic Culture: How Media Shapes Faith, The Gospel, and Church @ShaneHipps.

Be warned – this will stretch and push you to places you may not have wanted to go!

Let me start. The average age of Fox News viewers is 68 years old. CNN is not that younger – 55 years old.  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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