Current Blog Posts

HGC Vision: Cohorts

Cohorts are a powerful method of turning information into knowledge and knowledge into wisdom. When like-minded people get together with a common goal, a high level of commitment, and a desire to advance the Kingdom of Christ, we expect to see marvelous results! Short Story We’ve birthed several cohorts each […]

HGC Vision: Launch New Life!

The Pinetops Foundation recently commissioned a group to study what U.S. culture and the Church might look like in 2050. If you have not read The Great Opportunity, I highly recommend you download it and do so. The study provides a powerful snapshot of the need the Church will have […]

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 […]

Disciples Who Make Disciples

The narrative that is unfolding in the Church today is not a good read. There are 355,000 plus churches in the United States and better than 80% of them are either in plateau or decline1. These churches are not only declining numerically, but they are also seeing a decrease in […]

A Second Reformation

Every once in a while someone will make a statement that feels like time just stops. I had one of those moments recently. A friend of mine made this statement while speaking to a room full of pastors, “The first reformation in the Church was about putting the Bible back in […]

New Marching Orders for HGC

Healthy Growing Churches has had the privilege of serving the Church for more than a decade. During this time, we have impacted a countless number of leaders and churches through an abundance of God’s grace and favor. During the summer of 2017, I assumed the chief catalyst role for Healthy […]

Cultivating a Sending Culture

Every church has a culture captured within the DNA of its people and reflected in the values and vision of its leadership. Whether it’s good or bad, well, that’s a whole different story! In this post, we want to explore one aspect of culture that has to do with creating […]

A Season for Everything – Life Cycle of a Church

There is a right time for everything: A time to be born; A time to die; A time to plant; A time to harvest… Ecclesiastes 3:1-2, TLB The opening line of this well-known passage from Ecclesiastes reveals a writer who pays close attention to life. We’ve boiled down these familiar […]

Multiplication: Tactical or Theological Issue?

If Exponential’s analysis of the data is correct, only 4% of churches in the United States are reproducing. That is simply not good enough! Every church should be multiplying. It’s in the DNA of the Church Jesus launched 2,000+ years ago. We simply must be in the business of growing […]

Is Your Church Healthy and Fit?

One of the big trends in the fitness world is the CrossFit movement. Gyms around the globe are scrambling to offer meaningful workouts that exercise all parts of the body in a team-based environment. Perhaps we can learn something from this trend as we look closely at church health. If […]