Current Blog Posts
Five Practices of a Biblical Hero Maker
Are you a Hero or Hero Maker? You may think it just semantics, but the difference between these two descriptors are like night and day. In a soon to be released book Hero Maker: 5 Essential Practices For Leaders To Multiply Leaders by Dave Ferguson and Warren Bird, five distinct practices […]
Exponential 2018 – Pre-Conference Equipping Lab Details
Exponential 2018 Is Here!! We’re super excited about Exponential 2018 and our chance to lead off with our Wired for Impact Pre-Conference Equipping Lab!! Here are some details to help you get started. By registering through HGC, you’re part of the Pre-Conference AND the Main Conference. Let the Exponential volunteers […]
Wired for Impact! Healthy Growing Churches is very excited to be hosting a learning lab at the 2018 Exponential Conference in Orlando, Florida. We’re hosting a learning lab Monday afternoon and Tuesday morning before the Exponential conference kicks off. Our theme this year is Wired For Impact. We believe […]
HGC Scholarship Fund
It’s hard to believe we are nearing the end of 2017. It has been a tremendous year for Healthy Growing Churches. Our reach, influence, and impact continues to grow. God opened some wonderful doors for us this year and we are beyond thankful for the way He has used HGC […]
Monthly Network Call – October 2017
October’s monthly network call featured HGC’s founder and chief innovation officer, Greg Wiens. Greg clearly shared his passion for discipleship and the multiplication of groups in the local church. Here are the top ten insights from the call: Life change occurs in the context of a close relationship. In the […]
Why Choose HGC?
I know this may sound a bit bias or even on the verge of arrogant, but I am convinced most churches need a Healthy Growing Churches consultation. Well, maybe not specifically a HGC consultation, but they need an outside set of eyes to help them see what they currently cannot […]
Why Do Churches Resist Becoming Healthy?
Why do churches resist becoming healthy? For the ten years since starting HGC, this question has haunted me. This question has kept me up a night; and frustrated my waking moments. Anyone who has worked with churches or overseen them from a denomination perspective at some point has had to […]
Imagine: No Bible
Last night I was having coffee with a friend as we explored Part III, Chapter 1 of Multiply, Disciples Making Disciples. The chapter is titled: Why Study the Bible? On the surface, those of us who were raised in the church don’t even consider the question, of course we study […]
Disciple Maker Assessment and New Book Released!
Disciple Maker Assessment HGC, along with Exponential.org and Discipleship.org just released a Disciple Maker assessment which helps individuals determine where they are on the disciple making continuum. This tool is FREE and takes about 20 minutes to complete. The results are designed to help you discern your disciple making effectiveness — Jesus’ […]
One Pastors Prayer, and a Found Dog
Shortly after our consultation at Friendship Church in October of 2015 pastor Nathan Heady felt challenged to meet and serve the neighbors around Friendship. He began to pray over specific houses in the neighborhood surrounding the church. He prayed that their lives would be touched by Friendship. Earlier this […]