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TRANSFORMED 2016

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CONTENTS ABOUT GHC

WHO WE ARE & WHAT WE VALUE HOW WE SREVE | BALLOT | EVENTS

CELEBRATION INFO

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WORKSHOPS 06 SCHEDULE | MAP 07 RECOGNITIONS 08

ANNUAL MINISTRY REPORTS GHC BOARD PRESIDENT 10 EXECUTIVE MINISTER 12 TRANSFORMATION 14 RECRUITMENT 16 REGIONAL CLUSTERS 18 ADMINISTRATION 20

WE LOVE THE

SERVING & SUPPORTING

SERVING & SUPPORTING

CHURCH

PASTORS

LAY LEADERS

Established in 1889


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ABOUT GHC H eal t h y c h u r c h e s , l e a d b y h e a l t h y l eade r s , c h a n g i n g t h e wo r l d .

WHAT WE VALUE

• BEING CHRIST-CENTERED • BEING SPIRIT-EMPOWERED • BEING BIBLICALLY-DIRECTED • BEING CHURCH-FOCUSED • HEALTHY LEADERS • SUPPORTIVE RELATIONSHIPS • REPRODUCTION • LISTENING Growing Healthy Churches is an association of churches working together in covenant to help advance the Kingdom of God by pursuing the Great Commission and the Great Commandment.

FOR MORE ABOUT GHC PLEASE SCAN WITH YOUR SMART PHONE Visit our website for more information about who we are and what we offer!

Growing Healthy Churches © 2016 All Rights Reserved.


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OUR PURPOSE IS GREATER THAN OURS ELVES GHC Ballot

STAFF

REGIONAL PASTORS

Dr. Tim Brown, Executive Minister

Rev. Bob Cherry

GHC Corporate Secretary

Dr. Bill Hoyt, Regional Consultant

Rev. Tom Cullen

Rev. Gilbert Foster

Rev. Jeff Kristenson

Rev. Kevin Wood

Dir. Recruitment & Development

Dr. Curtis Mitchell

GHC Corporate Treasurer

Rev. Pete Shaw

Dr. Pete Shaw

Ms. Marjie Burgin

Lead Regional Pastor

Rev. Mike Shelton

Ms. Pam Breen, Administrator

Rev. Kevin Wood

Rev. Tom Cullen

Rev. Pablo Zelaya

Church Planting Facilitator Ms. Michele Prater

At Large Representative Mr. Terry Clark Rev. Jerry Mann Rev. Pablo Zelaya

GHC BOARD MEMBERS

Missions Bookkeeper Mrs. Heather Quilici

Communications Specialist Ms. Ariana Breen, Ministry Support Rev. Dan Gates, Consultant Armanino, LLP, Finance Partner

Ms. Felicia Woods, President Rev. Kevin Wood, Secretary Dr. Tim Brown, Executive Minister Ms. Marjie Burgin Rev. Bob Cherry Rev. Al Marks Rev. Pablo Zelaya

GROWING HEALTHY CHURCHES

EXPERIENCE GHC

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In view of God 's mercy, offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God - this is your true and proper worship.


walk i n g a lon g side c h u r c h e s & t h e ir

l ea d e rs t o he l p t h e m o v e r c o m e h u r dl es &b a rri e rs i n t h e ir u niq u e m inis t r ie s

LEADERSHIP RETREAT

Save the Date! May 7-9, 2017

Cambria Pines Lodge | Cambria CA Two day all-inclusive leadership retreat

CHECK the GHC website for HOLIDAY CHANGES

GHC CLUSTERS

Pastor to Pastor SACRAMENTO

NORTH SACRAMENTO VALLEY

1st Thursday of Every Month | 9am-12pm Antioch Progressive Church in Sacramento CA

3rd Thursday of Every Month | 10am-1pm First Baptist Church in Willows CA

SOUTH VALLEY AREA

SPANISH-SPEAKING

1st Thursday of Every Month | 10am-1pm First Baptist Church in Fowler CA

3rd Saturday of Every Month | 9am-12pm Primera Iglesia Bautista of Stockton CA

SF BAY AREA

NORTH BAY AREA

3rd Wednesday of Every Month | 12pm-2pm Community Baptist Church in San Mateo CA

4th Thursday of Every Month | 10am-1pm CrossWalk Community Church in Napa CA

SUPERCLUSTER | LEADERSHIP. RESILIENCE. January 9, 2017 | 9am-4pm | CrossWalk Community Church in Napa CA


TRANSFORM 2016 Do not conform to t he pat tern o f t his world, but be t ransformed by t he renewing o f your min d. T hen you will be able to test an d a pprove what Go d ’s will is— his goo d, pleasing & per fect will. ROMANS 12:2

SCHEDULE SATURDAY – October 8, 2016

9:30 AM 10:00 AM 10:50 AM 11:15 AM 11:30 AM 11:45 AM 1:00 PM 2:00 PM 3:15 PM

Celebration Begins | Tim Brown Workshops #1 | See Options On Left Break* Recognitions | Tim Brown Business Meeting | Tim Brown & Felicia Woods Lunch* Workshops #2 | See Options On Left Communion & Closing | Tim Brown Celebration Ends

* included in registration price

TIM BROWN GHC EXECUTIVE MINISTER Tim received his Master of Divinity in Ministerial Studies from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and his Doctor of Ministry in Church Growth & Leadership from Northern Baptist Theological Seminary. In addition he served both as the President and Secretary of Growing Healthy Churches and for six years as the GHC Representative on the American Baptist Churches, USA Board.


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WORKSHOPS Workshops will be duplicated during both time blocks to allow attendees the opportunity to attend more than one workshop.

TOM & DOROTHY CULLEN Tactical Planning for Increased Church Effectiveness

GILBERT FOSTER Singing: Why We Do It An exploration of worshipping well in our Sunday services

PAM BREEN Critical Administrative Topics Some of the issues discussed will be: •

How will the new Labor Board Overtime Laws effect your church?

What is the latest information on Housing Allowances and how have things changed for pastors?

What happens when our corporation is suspended?

BILL HOYT Finding the Leaders You Need I’ll admit it right up front. I have engaged in false advertising. If you rely on finding the leaders you need, you are destined to be searching until you retire or until Jesus comes, whichever occurs first! From time to time, God brings a ready-made leader to us. Once in a while, you discover leadership qualities in an unexpected and previously unrecognized person. But when it comes to having all the leaders you need, the truth is, you don’t “find” leaders, you have to raise them up. So how do you raise up the leaders you need?

PETE SHAW New Ways to Measure Ministry Success Attendance and offerings have long been used to determine a church’s level of success. While these two measures need to be appreciated, there are other areas worth measuring that may help us determine a better assessment of effectiveness. In a day when attendance patterns alone drive pastors to drink, we need a new metric, if only to maintain sanity!


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RECOGNITIONS ORDINATION ANNIVERSARY 30 YEAR Rev. Dr. Ronald Burris Temple Baptist Church, Richmond CA

40 YEAR Rev. Raul Moreno Fowler Baptist Church, Fowler CA

Rev. Richard Reaves Rev. Walter White International Ministries

50 YEAR Rev. Dr. Curtis Mitchell Antioch Progressive Church, Sacramento CA

Rev. Dr. Kent Philpott Miller Ave. Baptist Church, Mill Valley CA

50 YEAR Rev. Dr. Emil Authelet Rev. Dr. William Tipton

IN LOVING MEMORY Rev. Henry Gaines Rev. William Duncan Dr. Paul Martin Dr. William Martin

T h a n ki n g Go d For Yo ur Servic e To His C h urc h


RETIREMENT Rev. Paul Cherry Fiddletown Community Church, Fiddletown CA

Rev. Richard Reaves Santa Clara First Baptist, Santa Clara CA

NEW PASTORS Camilo Blanco Primera Iglesia Bautista, Tulare CA

John Bosic First Baptist Church, Salinas CA

Manny Collazo First Baptist Church, Fresno CA

Dave Johnson First Baptist Church, San Carlos CA

Nick Jones Redeemers Church, Reedley CA

Wungreiso Valui Santa Clara First Baptist, Santa Clara CA

Daniel Webb Santa Cruz Community Church, Santa Cruz CA

Rich Wisely Community Baptist Church, Waterford CA


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MINISTRY REPORTS | GHC A NETWORK OF LEADERS GROWING TOGETHER Growing Healthy Churches is an association of churches working together in covenant to help advance the Kingdom of God by pursuing the Great Commission and the Great Commandment.

GET TO KNOW US

2015-16

HOW WE SERVE

Coaching

Captial Campaign

Church Assessment

Crisis Response & Intervention

Pastoral Placement/Recruitment

Ordination CONNECT WITH OTHERS No one better understands pastors than other pastors

ACCOMPLISH YOUR GOALS Support in accomplishing your unique ministry goals

TRANSFORM LIVES Kingdom work done by leaders growing together

COMMITTED TO GROWTH We believe health and growth go hand in hand

Networking

And More


TIM BROWN | EXECUTIVE MINISTER The 1959 Corvette sat there in the parking lot of a tire store summoning folks to come and admire her beauty. The fire engine red with white inset side panels shimmered in the fall morning sun. The top was off revealing the pristine, mint condition interior. As I stood in awe, the owner of the tire shop approached me and as he wiped his greasy hands on a shop towel he said, “She’s a beauty, isn’t she? Too bad she won’t run. The owner put all of his resources and attention to fixing her

up on the outside, but neglected the engine. She’s good to look at but until that engine gets as much attention as the exterior, she’ll stay parked. It’s sad really. She’s made to run not to be parked.” Later that day, I thought about that car and how often I’ve noticed similar phenomena with leaders, churches and organizations. Frequently, we spend a lot of time and resources on maintaining and fixing up external things while not tending to the internal. We do work renovating buildings, repurposing programs, and trying to make our services more meaningful and attractive. All of which are very important. As leaders we will read books and blogs, listen to podcasts and attend conferences on how to do leadership better. All of which are essential. However, when our focus is on the doing of ministry rather than on the being of ministry, we can move dangerously close to looking more like a beautifully restored car with a neglected engine. It looks nice but lacks purpose and power. Transformation requires thoughtful heart work. “Be transformed by the renewing of your mind,” (Romans 12:2) is a commonly quoted verse and yet I find others and myself struggling

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with deeper transformation. Deep transformation requires us to move beyond what we do and examine who we are. To be renewed we have to struggle through understanding the values that are truly driving us. We have to get a grasp on who we are and where we are so that we can know more clearly what we need to do to join God in his Kingdom work. For three years, this has been the journey of the Growing Healthy Churches’ staff team and board. This last year, we went through the rigorous process of understanding what values are driving us. And we have been striving to make making decisions in line with those values. We have a deeper conviction that if the Church is going to change the world, it will require greater levels of congregational health. But congregational health will be greatly determined by the health of the church leaders. So, this year have been encouraging church leaders in the areas of physical health and emotional intelligence. In 2016, we have been working with more congregations than ever before. We have been assisting in assessing the health of and the planning for greater Kingdom effectiveness. We have been working with leadership teams and boards to understand the values that are limiting or driving their vision. We are partnering with like-minded organizations to offer training and support to pastors and church leaders. We had over twenty pastors in Huruma slum outside of Nairobi, Kenya graduate from a 42-week intensive pastoral training institute. We have partnered with two congregations to launch new churches and we have the hope of more churches being started in the coming year with the possibility of some exciting international partnerships. This year we also launched a life-changing personal leadership development process for pastors, pastors’ spouses and church leaders. I’m more hopeful than ever before! I believe that we are helping leaders and churches experience transformation…not simply temporary renovation. One pastor from Arizona attended our leadership retreat in Cambria and he wrote to me, “Having seen the connection you guys are making, it gives me great hope for the future of churches in our part of the world. I drank your kool-aid and want to hang out with you some more.” Another pastor who is experiencing our leadership transformation process wrote, “Thank you for kicking me out of my isolation and into the sunlight of shared authenticity. My life and ministry will forever be changed.” I hear these types of stories and comments frequently now. I consider it a privilege to work with congregations, pastors and church leaders and with the association of churches we call GHC. We desire healthy churches that are led by healthy leaders, and we believe that when that happens, the world will be changed.


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FELICIA WOODS | BOARD PRESIDENT or damaged relationships with our churches. Tim has traveled all over the country to meet with pastors and their lay leaders, simply sitting down and talking with people has been so healing for pastors, lay leaders and Tim. We’ve put more solid procedures in place to better safeguard GHC. In previous years, some of the policy and procedure guidelines may not have been as clearly defined. However, we are working to incorporate healthy changes and closing the gaps in these areas. The results have been very positive! Growing Healthy Churches mission is simply to serve churches! Our vision is to have healthy churches, led by healthy leaders…changing the world! The mission and vision have never been clearer than it has been this past year. As Board President, I’m honored to serve GHC with my own personal passion of ministering where God has planted me. While serving this past year, this scripture came to my heart when I think of GHC:

Then I heard the Lord asking, “Whom should I send as a messenger to this people? Who will go for us?” I said, “Here I am. Send me.” ~ Isaiah 6:8 NLT I believe at one point or another, we all have heard this call in our hearts – and we’ve answered! Each in the unique way God has given us with the natural gifts and talents He’s poured into us. Some of these gifts surface naturally and with ease, some come through a re-birthing or re-emergence. Others are refined through fire – life’s lessons – sacrifice, loss, even pain. Our past has shaped us into the very essence of who we are today, a solidly unified ministry with the focus on growing the Kingdom of God. Growing Healthy Churches (GHC) has answered the call of “Here I am. Send me!” With Tim Brown leading us through this past year, we have all grown in our faith, learned to trust God more and built some genuine lasting relationships.

Whom should I

send as a messenger to this people?

Who will go for us?

GHC has navigated through some pretty difficult areas of church relationships, policy & procedures and finances. Through prayer, God has guided Tim, the GHC staff and the Board to transparently view these areas and provide real tangible action plans and implementation. Tim and staff has tirelessly worked hard at repairing the broken and/

In the area of finances, as we all face in our own personal lives, GHC has had to make some decisions to “trim the fat” where necessary and now we are moving in a positive direction. As we know, addressing financial needs and concerns can be challenging. In revisiting our finances, God has shown GHC how to creatively use other ways of reaching the pastors and lay leaders we minister to. One area that GHC has expanded are the webinars! It’s great to watch webinars that are relevant to what we face in ministry every day. The pastor’s clusters are an excellent networking tool for the pastors who participate. They are brainstorming and supporting each other to continue the ministries God has put in place. What do I see for the coming year? I see God continuing the work He’s started this year in the areas mentioned above and beyond! I am excited to see the growth God has done in churches and the church plants that are beginning to spring forward. I believe our outreach will be global and God will use Growing Healthy Churches to do exactly as our name states, grow healthy churches around the world! I am so grateful to be a part of the GHC Board, as your President – this has truly been a life-changing experience! I’m looking forward, with wisdom and discernment, to serve God with my whole heart and journey shoulder to shoulder with people who love ministry and seeing God change lives in a real and relevant way. Finally, I pray we all will answer the call when God asks who should He send to be a messenger to the people! I pray we will stand together, like never before! With courage, solidarity and unconditional love, we continue serving God’s Kingdom with a resounding….HERE I AM… SEND ME!


BILL HOYT | REGIONAL COACH Reporting for Duty with Joy! Been thinking a lot lately about the “joy in serving Jesus.” If you are old enough you can remember the hymn, “There is joy in serving Jesus.” Wasn’t very good music but was a great truth. I know serving Him is not always fun; I had five plus years at “Purgatory” Baptist Church. Before I went there, I didn’t believe in Purgatory. By the time I left, I knew I’d been in Purgatory! Been there, done that and burned the t-shirt. Not only do I not want to ever do that again, I try hard not to think about it very much. A deeply painful time in my life. But even at Purgatory God worked, in the church and in me. People came to faith. People grew in the faith. The community began to be impacted by a near hopelessly inwardfocused church that began to look outward and engage the unchurched and the unbelieving. I learned valuable lessons about myself and about ministry that prepared me to serve him more effectively in the decades following. Even in the dark nights of ministry, joy does come in the morning. I am so grateful to God for allowing me to serve Him with the staff, pastors and lay leaders of GHC. Serving Him in the context of GHC has not, in any way, shape or form been Purgatory. It’s been sheer joy. Every time a pastor calls, texts or emails me and I get a chance to coach them, I rejoice. I love laughing with you when you laugh and weeping with you when you weep. There cannot be any greater privilege.

When I get the opportunity to come alongside the pastor and lay leaders of a GHC church and help them navigate some ministry challenge and then see God bless the changes made, I rejoice. My testimony is simply this. There IS joy in serving Jesus. So thanks to God, Tim Brown and thanks to every one of you who invite me to join you in your place of service. In serving you, I experience the joy of serving Jesus. I’m anxiously awaiting each and every time I have in the coming year, to walk with you in ministry so we can share the joy.

E v e n in the da r k nights of minis tr y, j oy doe s c ome in the mor ning.

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GILBERT FOSTER | DIRECTOR RECRUITMENT & DEVELOPMENT

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Hebrew tattoo encouraging us to clap after every song, or meet in a converted warehouse with cinema style comfy seats or oversized bean bags! And this births great hope within me. This year as I’ve visited churches all over the GHC region fortunately I haven’t seen many skinny jeans being worn by our GHC pastors! Rather, what I’ve seen are our pastors wearing Christ-devoted, Gospel-centered, Church-believing hearts and minds. I love the fact that though we have similar hearts and values we lead and pastor with very different styles outworking our different strengths and life experiences. GHC is not one size fits all. Its not one model, one formula, one program. Sometimes the alarming church attendance statistics, and the obvious growing post-Christian, secularist cultural trends in America can make us feel depressed and questioning why should we keep doing what we do? Why not remove the clergy collar and title and fit in with the crowd? BUT as I have driven around California and NW Nevada I am very hopeful about the work of so many of our GHC pastors and churches. Here’s why. A recent study (Fuller Youth Institute at Fuller Theological Seminary) outlined several things your church doesn’t need to have or do to engage 15-to-29-year-olds. The ones that stood out for me were: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

You don’t need a trendy location. You don’t need a culturally relevant pastoral teaching style or pastors’ attire. You don’t need to be a young, hip church. You don’t need a big budget. You don’t need contemporary worship. You don’t need big, modern buildings.

So, no longer do we need to wear skinny jeans, start a hip church in Austin, Texas, hire a worship leader sporting a

I particularly see this when we are helping a church recruit its new Senior Pastor. This year we’ve helped FBC Benicia, FBC Fresno, Redeemer’s Church, Reedley, WayPointe Christian Fellowship, Richmond, FBC Salinas, FBC Santa Clara, and Santa Cruz Community Church. Each church is distinct and each pastor profile written requires different skills and personalities. This is the new GHC and we think our churches and pastors really appreciate it. We want all our churches to wear the same heart but wear as many styles of it being outworked as our locations, cultures, experiences and effectiveness demand. The joy for me this ministry year has been to see churches all across our region reveal the one heart of Christ yet wear a wild array of different practices and styles. From engaging folk worship in Arcata to amazing children’s ministry in Lemoore, to outstanding community ministry in Vallejo, to significant county-wide partnership in Marin County led by Hillside Church, to flavor-full Latino ministry in Stockton to engaging discipleship in Reno NV, not forgetting new emerging church styles in Napa and Novato, and the more classic blended in Tulare, to the multi-cultural in San Mateo - and much more.


When we have been invited to conduct allchurch health assessments we have seen such differing strengths and styles (and differing concerns) that we have recommended the largest variants of recommendations I can recall. There is no way one style fits all! While we all yearn for greater missional impact we are seeing a cacophony of missional colors being worn by the one heart but many styles of our GHC family. There is health in knowing GHC churches and pastors meet most of the list of the things your don’t need to be effective. Can we do things better – yes; but that better will be built on the genuine, hardworking, caring, loving, committed, persevering Christ following Pastors being true to their colors not clones of others. To Millennials and the Nones – that genuineness will go a long way.

We want all our churches to wear the same heart but wear as many styles of it being outworked as our locations, cultures, experiences and effectiveness demand.


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PETE SHAW | LEAD REGIONAL PASTOR

I see the road trip. If you’re doing it right, road trips are a lot of fun, and provide lots of time to grow closer with your travel mates. Ruth and Naomi took one heck of a road trip. I’m sure they were pretty close already, but after several hundred miles on foot they would either have loved each other incredibly more or killed each other. The love was obvious in the story. Every cluster I attended this year was fun. A lot of laughter, camaraderie and playful teasing that is afforded by friendship and a shared journey. My friends, we are on this journey together. Nobody understands pastors like pastors, nobody gets the incredible complexity we deal with like we do. Being together simply makes the journey better. When I see clusters, I see Ruth and Naomi walking together, seeing together, understanding together. But the point is that they are together. Clusters provide the opportunity for “together” to happen.

Sometimes when we think of clusters, we just picture a group of guys sitting around tables and talking. That vision seems lackluster at best. Especially when we are faced with increasing pressures on our schedules, this image of a cluster may not feel compelling enough to warrant our time. I’ve been to a ton of clusters over the last year, and I’m here to tell you what I have seen. I see Ruth and Naomi. If you have been in pastoral ministry for at least five minutes, you are familiar with discouragement. Feeling like it’s just not going the way you hoped and dreamt is normal for most of us. This discouragement phenomenon is so prevalent, I see it popping up in statistics all the time related to pastors. Many believe that discouragement is the number one struggle faced by pastors today (you probably thought it was what to do with all the excess offerings…). I’ve seen a lot of “Naomis” who feel like they’ve lost so much. Every time I see Naomi, I see heads nod, eyes soften, hearts break, because we are all Naomi now and again. Yet around that table, whenever Naomi shows up, Ruth does too saying, “I will go with you.” I honestly don’t know which is more holy, being vulnerable and trusting enough to be honest about our struggle or the love, grace, and support shown when our pastors have been given the opportunity to be there for each other. This is a sight to behold. A holy moment. Clusters provide a safe space where such holy visits occur.

I see strategic insight. Ruth was unfamiliar with the specifics of Jewish culture – she was an immigrant, after all, who really didn’t know the local dialect or customs. Naomi did, however, and she was only too happy to share what she knew: “Get all dressed up and head to the harvest party. When Boaz is passed out from all the fun, uncover is feet and snuggle up beside him.” Of course! Everybody knows to do that! Naomi always shows up like this at a cluster. Sometimes the learning comes from a book we’re chewing up together: The Rise of the Nones (White) and Good Faith (Kinnamon and Lyon) are two books that have provided great dialogue throughout our region over the last few months. In this way, authors and speakers become our Naomi, granting us insight we wouldn’t have otherwise. Naomi also shows up in the collective wisdom around the tables, too, and I’m not sure which is more powerful or helpful. I always witness pastors learning from each other, stealing ideas, sharing experiences, helping the others know what they’ve learned about the cultural map we’re serving within. Clusters provide that space to share and sharpen. The two ladies will be at each of the clusters happening across GHC nearly every month. Time to be real. Time to laugh. Time to learn. Holy moments await your attendance.


LEADERS

WE’RE WITH YOU

COLLABORATE

ACHIEVE

LEADERSHIP CAN BE DISCOURAGING

YOU DON’T HAVE TO DO IT ALONE

TEACH & LEARN WITH OTHERS

YOUR CHURCH’S UNIQUE GOALS

Pastor to Pastor

INVITE YOUR LAY LEADERS

CLUSTER DATES & LOCATIONS

Your church lay leaders are always welcome to join any of the GHC Clusters. Please feel free to invite them out - lunch is on us!

There are various dates & locations listed on the GHC website calendar. Bring your team and let’s grow together! SEE PAGE 4

B e c a u s e P a s t o rs U n d e rs t a n d P a s t o rs


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TOM CULLEN | CHURCH STARTING FACILITATOR •

Make church starting a topic of conversation in your pastors’ clusters

Challenge your congregation to support church starting through their giving and budgeting

Let me know how I can help!

With you, on mission with God. Rev. Tom Cullen GHC Church Starting Facilitator

This past year several new churches were started through your help! •

Pastor Camilo Blanco started a new Hispanic church in Tulare, CA in the Central Valley called Primera Iglesia Bautista de Tulare.

Pastor Vijay Sanagasetti started a new Indian church in Dublin, CA in the San Francisco Bay Area called Heavenly Grace Church.

And we are also having conversations with other church starting organizations to see how we might evolve our process to have an even better church starting enterprise. One of those entities is a large church in Nairobi, Kenya which wants to explore starting a church in the heart of San Francisco with GHC. Stayed tuned! In the interim here are several ways you can be a part of church starting. •

Make church starting a part of your personal and your church’s prayer life


PAM BREEN | ADMINISTRATOR

A YEAR OF TRANSITION

Well, a lot has happened in the GHC Resource Center in the past year. They say change is good and we have experienced that. Our Celebration ended last year on October 7th. On October 10th we moved into our new office in the building next door to where we had been. It is a little less than ½ the space we had before so it menat a lot of sorting, finding good homes for items and some major packing. Our new office is working out great. We have gotten through the vast majority of boxes we moved but there are still a few lingering. In case you have not updated your records our new address is: Growing Healthy Churches 2410 Camino Ramon #271 San Ramon CA 94583 888-290-2229 ~ our phone number has not changed! One of the big projects we had this year was to go through and repack over 120 boxes of historical material. They were in large boxes which made them very difficult to handle and impossible for us to ship because paper is quite heavy. After much work and great assistance from the Historical Society in Atlanta Georgia we were able to send 72 boxes of history from 1930 to 1954 back for them to add to our other archives. What a great ministry they provide to our churches. Then this past July we changed accounting firms. Not being an accountant it was a bit more challenging than I had anticipated. We have learned a lot through this experience. It is great to have them near our location and they are looking forward to being with us at our next Celebration. We are all so grateful to be able to serve you. If there is ever a way we can help please let us know.

We a r e a ll s o gr ate ful t o be able to s e r v e yo u .

If the r e is e v e r a wa y we c an he lp ple ase le t us know .

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FINANCIALS 2016 REPORT The below figures are through June 2016. Data will be presented by Gilbert Foster, GHC’s Director of Recruitment & Development.

WHERE DO I MAIL OUR CHURCH’S MISSION GIVING? 4

Make checks payable to Growing Healthy Churches and mail to: Armanino LLP | Attn: OFA | 12657 Alcosta Blvd, Ste. 500 | San Ramon, CA 94583

Total Revenue = $316,609

Total Assets = $6,554,112

Total Revenue from Churches = $193,124

Expenditure = $730,164 (a loss of $413,555)

Number of Giving Churches 2015 = 99 | 2016 = 81

Leaking at a rate of $600K per year estimate (17%)

61% SUPPO

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POSSIBLE OPTIONS TO MOVE FORWARD 1.

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Open New Streams of Income

TOTAL AS

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Assets include inves land & build


THANK YOU Thank you to so many of the GHC churches who give so generously. With your mission giving, you are growing God’s kingdom through church planting and strengthening pastors throughout the GHC church network.

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EL SEMINARIO BAUTISTA HISPANO WHAT IS THE SEMINARIO? The Seminario exists to serve the Hispanic churches of northern California by providing quality and practical theological education that is in Spanish. Those who attend are primarily pastors and church leaders of local churches in the SF Bay Area, although anyone who is interested may attend. The Seminario is a 3 year course of study that ranges from study of the bible to practical church ministries issues like; preaching, leadership and stewardship. We meet once each week for 3 hours

for class time, and students have reading assignments and homework to do during the rest of the week. When students complete all of the courses of study in the 3 years, he/she receives a Certificate of Ministry degree. Churches and church members who have participated in the program have witnessed a profound impact in and effective change to their ministry from the time of study.

CLASSES The first Seminario class graduated in 2008.

Even though we are currently in the SF Bay Area, we seek to serve all of the NorCal area and have a vision to begin classes in the Central Valley.

REGISTRATION New students are welcomed to attend. Registration is on the first night of class. Registration forms can be found on the GHC website.

DIRECTOR DEL SEMINARIO ALL ARE

BIBLICAL

WELCOME

TEACHING

Rev. Dr. Paul Esswein 650-342-0959 | pastorpaul@cbcsm.org

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Pastor Paul was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA and has degrees from Penn State University (B.S.), Pittsburgh Theological Seminary (M. Div.), and Fuller Theological Seminary (D. Min.). He was ordained in 1988 and has served in pastoral ministry in Pennsylvania & Arizona as well as a missionary to Bolivia South America. He has been the English pastor since January of 2003 and has a deep passion to see people mature in their relationship with Jesus Christ.


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