Healthy Churches

When a church has a healthy pastor and a healthy board, it has the greatest capacity and potential to demonstrate health as a church.

What does a “healthy church” look like? In healthy churches, lives are changing, communities are being served, marriages are being strengthened, life-on-life ministry is taking place, and people are growing closer to Jesus Christ. Here we are not describing the perfect church, but simply a church that is growing together for the life of the world around them.

Healthy churches are most often a byproduct of healthy boards ensuring the overall health of their respective pastors. There is an extremely high correlation between the health of the pastor and the board which most often results in a growing, healthy congregation.

Healthier Together.

We can see western culture continuing its sprint away from God, and at the same time, the desperate need for churches to be that “light on a hill” and “salt of the earth” (Matthew 5:13-20). Imagine this for a moment with me:
A future where you can walk into any GGF church in the country and find a well-equipped pastor working in close unity with their board as it shepherds its congregation and actively serves its community, while also engaged in fellowship and mentoring with the pastors, boards, and congregations in GGF churches around the US and throughout the world. Each pastor has a retirement plan that is building personal mentors caring for them as they commit toward their sacred calling. In each church, there is a firm and scholarly understanding of the message of God’s Grace throughout the congregation as it reflects Christ outwardly. In each congregation, there is a commitment and culture of discipleship and compassion taking place throughout where young people are being guided and mentored to become Christ-centered leaders, teachers, and servants for their family, workplace, and community, and where people are diligently seeking to know Christ better.

This vision of such a future is what drives our daily efforts at the Grace Gospel Fellowship. We are committed to pursue this future with you and alongside you—leveraging the collective wisdom, resources, and giftedness of our fellowship. Here are few resources that you might want to share with your congregation.

Healthy churches are most often a byproduct of healthy boards ensuring the overall health of their respective pastors. There is an extremely high correlation between the health of the pastor and the board which most often results in a growing, healthy congregation.

Resources for Churches

We continue to gather and create resources that can encourage health and growth in our churches. Currently, those resources include:

 

Spiritual Growth

Explore tools to gauge and fuel the health of your church.

Doctrinal Statement

Scripture is core to all stakeholders within the Grace Gospel Fellowship. These understandings of Scripture bind us even further together.

Journal of Grace Theology

This scholarly journal features articles from theologians and scholars that expound upon Scripture including our shared doctrinal distinctives.

How to Become a Praying Church in 12 Months

Church Resource

Church Directory

GGF Church Directory

TRUTH

The TRUTH is filled with articles from our pastors, church board members, and friends within our congregations from around the country.