Church Health & Growth

Assisting Texas Baptist churches in evaluating their church health, engaging their community with the Gospel and growing God’s Kingdom by the power of the Holy Spirit.

The Center for Church Health has experts in church growth, worship, discipleship, evangelism, church architecture and biblical resources to guide churches to fulfill the Great Commission.

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Texas Baptist Church Revitalization Strategy designed to help pastors customize revitalization for their context by equipping them with resources and placing them in cohorts to be trained by a coach and encouraged within a community of pastors.

For more information, contact pave[at]

Upcoming PAVE Offerings

PAVE Panhandle Plains
September 9-10, 2024
Wayland Baptist University, Plainview, TX

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PAVE Central Texas
September 30 – October 2, 2024
First Baptist Church, Round Rock, TX

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PAVE Dallas
October 7-9, 2024
Dallas, TX

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PAVE African American Ministries
October 28-30, 2024
Dallas, TX

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Church Answers Partnership

The Church Health & Growth Team is excited to partner with Church Answers and Thom and Sam Rainer to provide Texas Baptists churches with a wealth of church health tools for all aspects of ministry including:

  • How to assess a church’s health

  • Demographic and psychographic reports

  • Leadership development

  • Models for reaching local communities

  • Guides for utilizing prayer as an evangelism tool

In addition, a new consultant training program will help to raise up more people to advise churches across the state.

For more information contact us with the information below.

Re:Vision : A podcast about church health and growth

At Re:Vision: A podcast about church health and growth we are envisioning and inspiring Great Commission and Great Commandment churches. Hosted by Jonathan L. Smith, Director of Church Health & Growth, you will hear from leading experts in church health and growth from around the nation. In a TED Talk format, Jonathan will equip you to lead a vibrant and growing church. You will also be encouraged by pastors who are leading revitalized churches.

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Consulting Sessions

The Church Health & Growth Team provides on-site and virtual consultation to Texas Baptist churches. We encourage, equip, and coach pastors and congregations in all aspects of church health, growth, and leadership development.

Jonathan L. Smith
Director, Church Health and Growth

(214) 828-5315