Church Health Strategy

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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Upcoming PAVE Offerings

PAVE

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.

Panhandle/Plains
March 20-21, 2023
Wayland Baptist University

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Dallas
March 28-30, 2023
Texas Baptists Offices

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Dallas
For African American Ministries

April 18-20, 2023
Texas Baptists Offices

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South Texas
Fall 2023
TBD

Registration coming soon!

PAVE Preview (for DOMs)

PAVE Preview for DOMs provides our DOMs with an experience and overview of PAVE.

January 25, 2023
Texas Baptists Offices

February 1, 2023
via Zoom

Church Answers Partnership

The Church Health Strategy 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.

Church revitalization takes time, refocus on the basics, Smith says during Annual Meeting workshop

by Teresa Young on November 15, 2022 in Annual Meeting

On Tuesday morning, Jonathan Smith, director of Church Health Strategy at Texas Baptists, led a workshop focused on church revitalization at the 2022 Annual Meeting. The workshop looked at ways churches can kickstart revitalization in their own, unique contexts.

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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 Strategy, 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 Strategy 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 Strategy

(214) 828-5315
jonathan.smith[at]txb.org