GCI’s vision for Healthy Church is focused on healthy ministries and healthy leadership. The resources linked below help congregations grow in these two key areas of Spirit-led participation in the ministry of Christ.


Healthy Ministries (Team Based-Pastor Led)

Key to Healthy Church is vibrancy in the three avenues (environments) noted below where, by the power of the Spirit and through the leadership of the pastor, disciple-making ministry occurs. Click on the images below for overviews of the model, and on the icons in the next section for a deeper dive into each avenue.

PDF that overviews the Team Based-Pastor Led model

Video that overviews the recent additions and updates to the model


An interactive Prezi presentation that overviews the model



Click on each icon for additional avenue resources.




Healthy Leadership (R.E.A.L. Teams)

Key to Healthy Church is team-based, pastor-led leadership—what GCI calls REAL Teams. For an overview diagram and videos that unpack the details, click on the image below:










See Mix Up Your Meetings for help in conducting effective, team-based (REAL) leadership meetings.