Church Health

Hello, and welcome to the new Bridge Fellowship website!

My name is Andy Molyneux and I am the pastor of the First Baptist Church in Mt. Pleasant.  I also have the privilege of serving you as our fellowship’s Director of Church Health.  By God’s grace, I have been in the ministry for over fifteen years and have now served in the great state of Michigan since the summer of 2018.  Even though I am from Ohio, my parents both grew up in this state, so I always loved (or sometimes loathe) rooting for the Tigers, Pistons, Lions, Redwings and Wolverines!

I am eager to serve you and the churches in our state as we pursue God’s glory, seeking to fulfill the Great Commission, through the ministry of healthy local churches.

Let me share with you the outline of my goals for this year, our first year under this new leadership model:

Director of Church Health
Goals for 2023

  • Assessment of the participation/health of the churches in our fellowship
    • Gather information from previous leadership, regional leaders, and other pastors
    • Determine what the greatest needs are and how they could be met proactively in an inviting and encouraging way
  • Get the Church Health Ministry set up on a good foundation
    • Develop best practices for working with churches in the fellowship
      • Counseling/Consultation
      • Mediation/Conflict Resolution
      • Help for pastoral search committees
      • Revitalization
    • Continual Improvement developed for the Church Health team
      • Assess skills and training already obtained
      • Determine resources needed first and most
      • Set schedules for reading/viewing and follow-up
  • Communication through various media of basic church health principles
    • Mission & Purpose of the church
    • What unites the church?
    • What do healthy churches do that keeps them healthy?
    • Principles of communication
    • Conflict Resolution, Peacemaking, Reconciliation, Forgiveness

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