A Spiritual Pilgrimage for your Church Revised 9/27/11 www.healthychurchesthrive.com
Healthy Churches Thrive! <ul><li>Increase the quality of spiritual life for your members </li></ul><ul><li>Expand effectiv...
<ul><li>The mission of Church Doctor Ministries is to help Christians and churches through transformational change toward ...
<ul><li>This is for your church, if you: </li></ul>Healthy Churches Thrive! <ul><ul><li>Have a desire for Great Commission...
<ul><li>What are the markers of a thriving church? </li></ul>Healthy Churches Thrive! <ul><li>   Members experience spiri...
<ul><li>Church Doctors help churches thrive </li></ul><ul><li>following the same protocol as medical </li></ul><ul><li>doc...
<ul><li>The pilgrimage includes: </li></ul>Healthy Churches Thrive! <ul><ul><li>The development of a Vision Team that beco...
Healthy Churches Thrive! Source:  Nine areas of biblical, New Testament culture.  These areas reflect values, attitudes, g...
<ul><li>How is it Funded? </li></ul>Healthy Churches Thrive! <ul><ul><li>Form a Vision Team of the most excited, committed...
<ul><li>Church Doctor Ministries </li></ul><ul><li>1230 U.S. Highway Six </li></ul><ul><li>Corunna, Indiana  46730 </li></...
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    1. 1. A Spiritual Pilgrimage for your Church Revised 9/27/11 www.healthychurchesthrive.com
    2. 2. Healthy Churches Thrive! <ul><li>Increase the quality of spiritual life for your members </li></ul><ul><li>Expand effective outreach to your community </li></ul><ul><li>Develop a stewardship culture that enhances the financial future </li></ul><ul><li>Mobilize the whole church to be the church in mission </li></ul><ul><li>Provide this 18-month pilgrimage without cost to your church budget </li></ul><ul><li>Promote biblical worldviews toward mission and ministry </li></ul><ul><li>Develop a Vision Team to pray, encourage, lead and support the pilgrimage </li></ul>2 A Spiritual Pilgrimage for your Church
    3. 3. <ul><li>The mission of Church Doctor Ministries is to help Christians and churches through transformational change toward the effective implementation of the Lord’s Great Commission, “to make disciples of all peoples” (Matthew 28:19-20). </li></ul>Healthy Churches Thrive! www.churchdoctor.org 3 A Spiritual Pilgrimage for your Church About Church Doctor Ministries
    4. 4. <ul><li>This is for your church, if you: </li></ul>Healthy Churches Thrive! <ul><ul><li>Have a desire for Great Commission ministry through your church </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Are evangelical </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Are Bible believing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Are open to learning and direction by outside intervention </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Want effective impact among 21 st Century post-moderns </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Feel the passion for mission to your community </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Want that passion to permeate a majority of those in your church </li></ul></ul>4 A Spiritual Pilgrimage for your Church
    5. 5. <ul><li>What are the markers of a thriving church? </li></ul>Healthy Churches Thrive! <ul><li> Members experience spiritual growth </li></ul><ul><li> More people in Bible study </li></ul><ul><li> Increased understanding of biblical stewardship </li></ul><ul><li> Growth in financial giving </li></ul><ul><li> More involvement in service to church and community </li></ul><ul><li> Increased outreach to the unchurched </li></ul><ul><li> Emphasis toward measurable plans to increase congregational effectiveness </li></ul><ul><li> Expanded joy and enthusiasm for the ministry of the church </li></ul><ul><li>Increased sense of connectedness, fellowship, ownership, and membership retention </li></ul>5 A Spiritual Pilgrimage for your Church
    6. 6. <ul><li>Church Doctors help churches thrive </li></ul><ul><li>following the same protocol as medical </li></ul><ul><li>doctors: </li></ul>Healthy Churches Thrive! <ul><ul><li>Diagnosis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Prognosis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Prescription </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The body (human or Body of Christ) will heal itself with proper intervention </li></ul></ul>6 A Spiritual Pilgrimage for your Church
    7. 7. <ul><li>The pilgrimage includes: </li></ul>Healthy Churches Thrive! <ul><ul><li>The development of a Vision Team that becomes a learning community: 10 video lessons for effective 21 st Century ministry </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Questionnaires and surveys prior to onsite visit </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Onsite interviews with staff and members </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Analyses of staff personality traits and spiritual gifts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Review of bulletins, newsletters, Web site, Constitution, brochures </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A full written report, also presented orally at church meeting, with Q&A </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The 10-week 70 Days of Vision Campaign focused on biblical worldviews </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>An Outreach Clinic to equip all members as 21st Century missionaries to their social networks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Consultant follow up and leadership coaching </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Measurable metrics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A 3-to-5-year master plan for transformation of the church </li></ul></ul>7 A Spiritual Pilgrimage for your Church
    8. 8. Healthy Churches Thrive! Source: Nine areas of biblical, New Testament culture. These areas reflect values, attitudes, giving, openness to change, clarity of purpose, empowerment, and ownership. These areas drive behavior, which impacts church health. (All churches served in 2008-2009.) 8 A Spiritual Pilgrimage for your Church +13% +15% +15% +13% +16% +34% +28% +15% +23%
    9. 9. <ul><li>How is it Funded? </li></ul>Healthy Churches Thrive! <ul><ul><li>Form a Vision Team of the most excited, committed, forward-thinking people of your church (by invitation only). They: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>are the guide team for your pilgrimage </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>should represent approximately 20% of your adult worship attendance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>meet 10 times as a learning community </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Their effort will spark a new chapter in history for your church </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>pray, encourage, review progress, and fund the pilgrimage </li></ul></ul>9 * The price of the Healthy Churches Thrive! Pilgrimage is based on the size of your church’s average worship attendance. <ul><ul><li>are challenged to invest $25 USD or more a month for 18 months to fund the Pilgrimage. (This “ownership” is a very important dimension of the Pilgrimage.) Seek one-time donations from others, if needed* </li></ul></ul>A Spiritual Pilgrimage for your Church
    10. 10. <ul><li>Church Doctor Ministries </li></ul><ul><li>1230 U.S. Highway Six </li></ul><ul><li>Corunna, Indiana 46730 </li></ul><ul><li>USA </li></ul>Healthy Churches Thrive! A Spiritual Pilgrimage for your Church www.twitter.com/churchdoctor www.churchdoctor.org [email_address] 1-800-626-8515 10 www.healthychurchesthrive.com www.twitter.com/ChurchDrHCT http://facebook.dj/healthychurchesthrive

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