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Healthy Denomination

Greg and Susan Williams
Greg and Susan Williams

Dear GCI Family and Friends,

In February 2020 I wrote an article explaining the concept of health related to the life of a congregation. You have heard me and other denominational leaders expressing our desire to seek Healthy Church through the three Avenues of Hope, Love, and Faith.

  • Hope Avenue – Worship: A congregation where all who attend find Christ-centered worship and inspiration.
  • Love Avenue – Witness: A congregation devoted to getting outside the walls of the church to demonstrate the love of Jesus to their neighbors and to proclaim the good news when neighbors ask.
  • The Faith Avenue – Discipleship: A congregation where members, young and old, are growing in relationship with Jesus and deepening their bonds with each other.

We want to see these ministries flow from teams of believers and be guided by the careful leadership of Christlike pastoral leadership. These vibrant expressions are the pathway toward congregational health.

Our U.S. leadership team is continually asking the question, “How do we become a more vibrant expression of denominational health?” This is the right question as we work through the difficult stage of reclassification of congregations and determine how we need to shift to provide meaningful oversight.

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6 thoughts on “Healthy Denomination”

  1. Dear Greg,
    The Lord seeks those who are humble and contrite in the Spirit as his gospel yokefellows. Just wanted to let you know that I much appreciate the content and tone of your contribution. We all have still much to learn, but we are moving in the right direction!

    In Jesus,

    1. Well said! Thank you for your encouraging tone and insight in all of your comments! You add a lot by them.

  2. Thanks,Greg! I appreciate your leadership and your consideration for the congregations that are learning at a slower pace than others.
    Praise to Our Triune God as leads us forward in Love!

  3. Thanks Greg for leading us as you are being led by the Holy Spirit who unites us together in One, to proclaim the Good News of our Lord and Savior! We all are growing up in the Life of Christ in us, as we Seek His Will and do all to Glorify Him being patient with each other as we each are given a measure of faith and love in Christ who enables us to Love one another as He Loves Us, in His Mercy, Patience and Kindness.

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