Church Development Resources

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This page catalogs resources useful for equipping churches to participate with Jesus in the mission of God. These resources focus on three 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).



Church planting and renewal (CMM: Heber Ticas)

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

Ministry internships (GCI Internship Program: Jeff McSwain)

Church development consulting services and seminars (GCI Church Administration and Development team: contact your regional pastor)

Ministry coaching (Anthony Mullins)

Women’s ministry (Tammy Tkach)

Reconciliation ministry (ORM: Curtis May)

Spiritual formation/renewal (OIC: Larry Hinkle)

Continuing education for pastors (contact your regional pastor) click here 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 groups and small groups seeking to connect with unchurched people (Randy Bloom)

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

It Looks Like This - stories about GCI churches and ministries on mission with Jesus (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 email publication that assists in sermon and Bible study preparation with exegetical material covering books of the Bible, verse by verse. To be added to the subscription list, email Ted Johnston. For a sample issue, click here.


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