Author: Beth Ehlert

Captivating Culture

The book of Acts captures the captivating story of the birth and growth of the First Century Church. There are a few times in this amazing story where Luke clearly describes the ethos of the community that was forming. A wonderful example of this is found in Acts 2:42-47: “42They […]

The Posture of Surrender

So here we are — the last of this three-part series. You can access the previous weeks’ posts here. I feel like I’ve saved the best one for last, The Posture of Surrender. When it comes to our relationship with Christ, we know it all begins here with surrender. We come […]

The Posture of Gratitude

Last week you were hopefully able to read about the first of the three postures we’re talking about during this Advent season. The first one was The Posture of Generosity. Feel free to check that one out if you missed it. To recap, I heard a talk given by Danielle […]

The Posture of Generosity

Over the next three weeks, we’re going to take an in-depth look at three postures that I believe help us live a more peaceful, Jesus-filled life. At Exponential Orlando 2018, I heard Danielle Strickland, whom I respect and admire, talk about these postures and was so inspired to adopt this as […]

The Promise

Woven throughout the fabric of all we do here at Healthy Growing Churches is this central idea of wanting to see disciples made to the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th generations of reproduction and to see churches do the same. It is not shocking to most of you within this particular […]

Interview with Pastor Ben Stears–A Story of God’s Faithfulness

Recently, I was able to sit down and interview Pastor Ben Stears of Northpark Church in Meridian, MS. If you haven’t checked out their website to see what they’re up to, you should. The story of this church, with its rich history, is one of God’s unwavering faithfulness. The History […]

Welcome to Healthy Growing Churches

Whether you’ve been one of our Champions for a while now or you’re completely new, we thought we would take the opportunity to either introduce or re-introduce you to who we are and what we do. As our mission statement says, we are passionate about engaging churches to be healthy […]

Dying to Restart Book Release!

Estimates vary depending on who you read, but of about 300,000 Protestant congregations in the United States, close to 270,000 of them have either plateaued in growth or are in severe decline. Every time I hear these statistics, my mind is flooded with questions: What will happen to a majority […]

Reflections from Exponential 2018

We have been annually attending the Exponential Conference for the past decade and we both agree this year’s event was clearly a highlight for us. From the HGC Pre-Conference Equipping Lab to the first main session with Albert Tate and Andy Stanley, we were reminded again of our Lord’s desire […]