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Growing Healthy Churches

Healthy Churches, Led by Healthy Leaders, Changing the World

Dr. Tim Brown
Executive Minister
April 2017

This morning, I remembered an exercise in one of my doctoral classes. The professor gave the following instructions: “Students, get comfortable, close your eyes and get ready to think. I am going to set a timer for one minute and I want you to think about whatever you want with the exception of cotton candy. Do not think about cotton candy. Think about anything else you desire. Ready, set, go! Get to thinking!”  Chuckles soon broke the silence in the classroom. Why? Well, guess what we started thinking about? Cotton candy of course.

This was a powerful illustration on how our minds work. When we try to suppress or subdue our thoughts we actually think more about those thoughts not less. Our thoughts are powerful and they shape our lives. Our thoughts influence how we feel and ultimately alter how we act. They form our realities, determine our values and define how we view others and ourselves.  Read more!

Rev. Gilbert Foster
Director of Recruitment
April 2017

The name Tony Campolo is a well-known name amongst Evangelicals in general and American Baptists in particular.

From his passionate preaching – to his multiple books – to his academic tenure with Eastern University  – to his public role being the spiritual advisor to President Clinton – to his leading of EAPE – to the hot potato topics he loves to speak into – Tony has had decades of ministry amongst us. Some we’ve agreed with, some we’ve questioned.

Unsure how many of Dr. Campolo’s writings you have read, but I’ve read them all.

However his latest book – Why I Left, Why I Stayed: Conversations on Christianity Between an Evangelical Father and His Humanist Son (February 2017)  – I’m wishing it had never been written.  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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