"Some plant seeds... Others water... but God is the One who makes you grow.
We are God's co-workers and you are God's field." 1 Corinthians 3

The Lamar E. Smith Center for Evangelism and Church Growth exists to energize and equip local churches to share the grace of Jesus Christ in their mission field.

Sometimes outside perspectives provide a fresh view on the changes needed for a church to become truly vital. The Center offers a variety of tools and resources to help your church effectively and strategically:

  • assess and multiply your impact within your unique community
  • create new ministries and “New Places for New People”
  • work towards transformation through consulting, coaching, training, and peer learning


Coaching and Consulting

Coaching and Consulting Tools

Healthy Church Initiative (HCI)

Transformational Coaching

Coaching through a ‘Vital Merger’

Consulting to Assess Local Church Potential

Consulting through Holy Conversations


Assessment Tools

MissionInsite: Community Assessment Tool

Readiness 360: Readiness Assessment Tool

Real Discipleship Survey: Discipleship Assessment Tool

Sunday Morning Experience Assessment Tool

Vital Signs: Weekly Stats Reporting Tool


ShareHolder Program

ShareHolder Program

Invest in new church starts in the Central Texas Conference!
Become a Church Growth SHAREholder and help create
"New Places for New People."


Events and Training

Be sure to check the schedule of upcoming Events & Training