A Statement of Purpose
Healthy churches are growing churches is one conclusion that the ministry professionals at Church Growth Resources have drawn from their 30-plus years serving churches in Canada and the United States.
What is a healthy church?
Church Growth Resources has identified five high-level elements that healthy churches share.
1. Creates Focussed Missional Statements
The healthy church ... understands the value of creating missional statements describing its commitment to building the church with equal emphasis on the six New Testament purposes: vision, worship, fellowship, discipleship, serving (ministry), and outreach.
2. Defines A Personalized Church Model
The healthy church ... intentionally fulfills its mission and vision statements by defining a detailed description of all the church's ministry elements (New Testament purposes), creating a transferable philosophy of ministry.
3. Develops 5 Key Systematic Processes
The healthy church ... creates a path forward with a defined systematic process (vision) by developing leaders (serving), assimilating (fellowship), disciples (discipleship), and evangelizing (outreach).
4. Maintains Accountability Structures
The healthy church ... maintains an accountability structure at all levels of ministry to ensure its goals are constantly being reviewed, refined, and accomplished.
5. Conducts regular Evaluations
The healthy church ... evaluates its growth, financial stability, behavioral activity, and ministry trends consistently and regularly.
Healthy Church Connection
One limitation every healthy church faces is its ability to identify and connect with other healthy churches of similar size, structure, and location. Recognizing the opportunities that a group of churches could gain by being linked together, Church Growth Resources has created the Healthy Church Connection.
Healthy Church Connection puts up to 10 churches of similar size and structure together in a consultation process meeting at least a quarter each year using the Healthy Church consultation process. The Healthy Church Connection... is a partnership of church leaders committed to implementing these five high-level management principles listed above and is interested in assisting others in the group to maintain those principles with the exchange of information and ideas.
The Healthy Church provides each consultation group with a comparative analysis report of the group participants, allowing for an informed exchange of ideas, best practices, and creative projects.
Become A Partner Today...
If you want to join this association of leaders, please call Church Growth Resources at 519.317.8820 or speak to your Group, Denomination, or Independent Consultant. If you have connected with an Independent Consultant, please indicate that relationship when you call.