GCI Healthy Church Challenge


The healthy church challenge launches on September 15, 2021. All details about the challenge (challenge questions, how to enter, entry forms, and more) will be posted here on that day. Until then, here is a prelude to help you spread the word, build excitement, and get ready to participate in the challenge!

For your planning purposes, entries for all age groups will be due on Monday November 1, 2021.  

Jesus is at work in and through all generations. We want to hear what healthy church means to the young members of our GCI family! The healthy church challenge is open to all children and teens who wish to participate.   

What is the healthy church challenge?

The healthy church challenge is an opportunity for GCI youth to learn about the Faith, Hope, and Love avenues and share the unique voice that God has given them. There are three age brackets for the challenge: 8-11, 12-14, and 15-17. Each age bracket will be given videos about healthy church and a challenge to respond to what they learned from the video.

The healthy church challenge team will choose 15 entries to move on to the voting round. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prize will be awarded to the entries that receive the most votes.

Why should I participate?

  • Share your creativity and talents
  • Tell us what healthy church means to you
  • Team up with your church friends and family

 Have fun!

For church leaders & families:

Get creative to engage the youth in your church to enter the challenge! There are so many ways to support them: talk with them about their ideas, organize time to work on the challenge as a group, partner them with an adult member of the church to help them work on their entry, provide supplies, help them to submit their entry by the deadline, and more. Remember, this is an opportunity to hear from our youth. Please support them by helping them to share their voice, not by doing the challenge for them!

The healthy church challenge launches on September 15, 2021. Keep an eye out here and in GCI update for more details to come!

Questions? Contact the healthy church challenge team at development@gci.org