Church Development Resources

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In order to equip churches to participate with Jesus in the Father's mission to the world, GCI provides the media and ministries linked below. These church development resources emphasize three primary aspects of Spirit-led disciplemaking ministry:

Ministry Foundations (spiritual formation)
Ministry Competency (knowledge and skill)
Ministry Strategy (the disciplemaking journey with Jesus)

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 (with contact person noted).



CAD church development services - consulting and training (contact your regional pastor)

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)

Continuing education for pastors (contact your regional pastor) see Appendix F of the GCI-USA Church Administration Manual for a program guide and see Grace Communion Seminary and Ambassador College of Christian Ministry

Resources for pastors (password protected, includes employed pastors manual)

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

Equipper - an e-zine that outfits pastors and ministry leaders for ministry with Jesus (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

GCI manuals - addressing church administration, finances, buildings and youth ministry (Ted Johnston)

GCI church ceremonies - preaching outlines for weddings, funerals, baptism, ordination and pastor installation (Ted Johnston)

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

Sermon Series - an exegetical reource distributed weekly by email, exploring books of the Bible, verse by verse. To subscribe, email Ted Johnston. For a sample issue, click here.



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