Church Development Resources

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Through the resources linked on this page, GCI equips ministers to participate with Jesus in fulfilling the Father's mission. These resources focus on three related issues:

Ministry Foundations (the minister's spiritual formation)
Ministry Competency (the minister's knowledge and skills)
Ministry Strategy (the minister's missional lifestyle)

Follow the links above to resources organized in a curriculum for equipping church workers and leaders.
Follow the links below to church development-related ministries and media (contact person noted).

Ministries

Media

CAD church development services - consulting and training (Michelle Fleming)

Church planting and renewal (CMM: Heber Ticas)

Children, teen and young adult ministries; camps and mission trips (GenMin: Anthony Mullins)

Ministry internships (GCI Intern Program: Jeff McSwain)

Ministry coaching (Anthony Mullins)

Women's ministry support (Tammy Tkach)

Reconciliation ministry (ORM: Curtis May)

Spiritual formation/renewal (OIC: Larry Hinkle)

Education for pastors (contact your regional pastor) for a guide to the GCI's continuing education program for pastors, see Appendix F of the Church Administration Manual and check out Grace Communion Seminary and Ambassador College of Christian Ministry; for a three-part self-paced, free course of study in GCI's theology and doctrine, click here, here and here.

Chaplain endorsement and support for GCI-USA elders through the NAE Chaplains Commission (military chaplains contact Paul D. Kurts, institutional chaplains contact Ted Johnston)

GCI Equipper - including a letter from GCI vice president, Greg Williams and articles related to equipping pastors and ministry leaders for disciplemaking ministry with Jesus. Each issue includes multiple sermons that sync with the Revised Common Lectionary (RCL). For issues of Equipper prior to 2016, click here (Ted Johnston)

GCI Weekly Update - including a letter from GCI president, Joseph Tkach and reports on GCI congregations and ministries around the world (Ted Johnston)

The Surprising God - a blog exploring Incarnational Trinitarian theology and ministry (Ted Johnston)

FaithTalk equipper - training and resources for fellowship group-sized congregations and small groups that seek to connect with unchurched and de-churched people (Randy Bloom)

ChurchDev videos - showing the missional activities of GCI-USA churches and ministries (Ted Johnston

Resources and manuals - various resources including GCI policy manuals (password protected) (Ted Johnston)

Church ceremonies - preaching outlines for various ceremonies including weddings, funerals, baptism, ordination, pastor installation, etc. (Ted Johnston)

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