The Small Church Initiative (SCI) component of the HCI process is designed to address obstacles of churches with less than 100 in attendance on Sunday. Through a combination of shared learning, coaching and consultation, this process helps congregations more effectively join God in God’s mission.
Workshops meet for 4 hours on Saturday mornings from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Applying for HCI Phase 2
If your church has successfully completed Phase 1 and is ready to move into Consultation, please contact the Smith Center for Evangelism and Church Growth.
Note that for the Small Church Initiative:
Self-Study is completed over 4-6 months
Peer Mentoring is 12 sessions for pastors, meeting once per month
Consultation is one-and-a-half days during the week (Tuesday/Wednesday or Wednesday/Thursday)
Consultation Report contains 3 strengths, 3 concerns, and 3 action steps in the form of prescriptions
Cost for the Consultation paid by the church: $100
For more information about the Healthy Church Initiative, please contact The Smith Center for Evangelism and Church Growth.