What is “Healthy Churches” about?
We want to provide quality resources to help grow healthy and fruitful churches.
As this is an initiative of the Committee on Ministry Resourcing (CMR) within the Presbyterian Church of Queensland (PCQ) many of the resources will be contextualised for our own denomination. But, even though they’re specifically provided for the PCQ situation, we hope and pray that they’ll be useful beyond that. We believe these resources will help pastors, elders, sessions and congregations in any context develop health and fruitfulness in themselves personally, in their churches and in their ministries, for the sake of Christ, his kingdom and the world he loves.
What are Healthy Churches?
Fundamental to health and fruitfulness is remaining connected to Jesus, trusting in him, depending on him and loving others as he loves. And it means we expect and welcome the Father’s pruning because we know this grows further fruitfulness and health in us. What is the fruit the Father wants from us? A Christ-like life and a Christ-like church. In both spheres we are committed to loving as Jesus loves; robustly, truthfully and distinctively.
The Healthy Churches initiative is dedicated to providing ideas, tools and exercises that we pray will be used by God the Father to promote remaining in Christ, the pruning work of the Father, love for God’s people, and a witness to the world that naturally grows from this.
Who is responsible for the resources on this website?
This website is curated by members of the CMR. The committee is committed to God honouring, sustainable ministry in the PCQ context. If you have concerns about any of the content on the website please contact us here.
What are Healthy Church resources?
Healthy Church resources are materials, ideas, or tools that enable us to understand how we can fulfil our calling. For this to happen we will seek out and use materials from a wide range of sources. For example, there are papers that are aimed at challenging our thinking; tools that help us make old structures more effective, such as session or committee of management; book reviews that help us understand how we can grow in awareness as a leader in a church or grow in understanding how our church operates, both the good and the bad; and diagnostic tools and exercises to help us have clarity about ourselves, our leadership and our church.
Th resources on this website provide a collection of materials that are intended to be used intelligently and thoughtfully to grow the ministry of the PCQ in healthy and fruitful ways.
Using or adapting resources on the Healthy Church Website
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