“The Mission of the Church Growth Network is to assist churches and Christian leaders to reach their greatest effectiveness in finding, keeping, and building people.” The Network’s training is done via consulting by church expert and prolific author Gary McIntosh or one of the Network’s associate coaches or consultants. Consulting and coaching is specific to a congregation and its context. Training happens in one-on-one relationships, workshops, and other venues. Training seminars and workshops can be individualized or participants can choose from several popular topics, such as the small church, a guest or visitor retention, and contemporary leadership trends and strategies. The Network’s website offers free articles, a blog, a store, a student section with links to different academic institutions; and a calendar of events. Free articles address prayer, printed publicity materials, and managing change. McIntosh’s organization is appropriate for Christian churches that want to grow and need ideas, training, consulting, or coaching to succeed.
Reviewed by Janet Hoover