There are many indicators of health. Our three-fold purpose is to foster health in the local church in three important realms:
Healthy Pastors. Healthy Boards. Healthy Churches.
What does a “healthy pastor” look like? They serve and lead with confidence, knowing that their board and congregation support the work they’re doing. They have a thriving relationship with God, their family, and their church community. They are spiritually accountable to and for people in their life and throughout their journey. Our goal is that all of our pastors are being served and cared for by their boards, and congregations, and intentionally resourced by the Grace Gospel Fellowship.
What does a “healthy board” look like? Healthy and vibrant boards have a learning and growing community of board members who are engaged in the oversight of the spiritual health of their pastor and congregation. Board members seek to build a peaceful, meaningful, and worshipful environment in and out of the board room. The Grace Gospel Fellowship board members around the country as they seek to develop their abilities to better serve their congregations. Our goal is that every board—and every board member—is provided support and guidance to become their very best in their key ministry responsibilities.
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.
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 pursuing this future with you and alongside you.