“I’m so glad I can recommend Dr. Kent Hunter. He is the authority on church growth today. Church Doctor Ministries has helped thousands of churches and pastors all over America. I would look at the Church Doctor as the authority on church growth in America today. I promise you this…he will take you to a whole new level.”
“The most significant issue is where will we be in five years and Church Doctor Ministries helped us think through the process. They helped us understand what our pattern of growth has been, project that out and make decisions now that will help us in the future.”
“This was revitalizing for me. I left encouraged to continue some things in my ministry, challenged to change some things, but most of all God used this training to confirm His call on my heart for being a certified consultant.”
“This is a great way to stay fresh in ministry.”
“Any church would benefit from the services of the Church Doctor!”
“Often consultants come in and treat the symptoms without figuring out the underlying problem. Church Doctor Ministries believes in making a complete diagnosis. That’s the only way to ensure complete healing of your church’s challenges.”
“Your consultation report was very impressive. It was the best I’ve seen to date. Keep up the great work.”
“The results were comprehensive, affirming, clear and challenging. I believe the ministry of Church Doctor Ministries has brought a spirit of hope and expectation that would not be ours without the consultation.”
“We have been truly blessed by your visit and your caring about Promise. I thank God for you… Thank you for your manner of interviewing. Without your ministry to help us, we would be lost in our own selfishness. Praise God that we have been made aware and are all willing to work together… We finally see where He is working and sincerely desire to follow Him.”
“Just a word of thanks to let you know how much your ministry means to me. I have devoured your book Discover Your Windows over and over. I have preached an entire series of sermons on the subject matter in this book. I also had the strategy team from my previous church read the book as a requirement. Again, thank you so much.”
“The Oral Report generated huge amounts of energy and interest. As a result, we scheduled five focus groups to meet before our annual meeting last Sunday. The interest and attendance were very high. The writing of Action Plans is well on the road. More and more we are thanking God for your ministry.”
“We were looking for help to learn how we can do what we are doing better. The whole process was well received and the in formation was of extreme value to us in keeping us heading into the future of our church and the Great Commission…People are excited about the church’s future possibilities and left the Oral Report ready to tackle all the work that is ahead.”
“I am impressed that you are very relational, accepting, non-threatening, and affirming. You deal honestly and openly with issues of the church ministry that need attention in a positive way. That is a difficult balance. You do it in a way that demonstrates your heart for ministry.”
“Church Doctor Ministries obviously has a burden for Christ’s Church. The Church Doctor truly believes God has called him to this ministry. When he is with you, he gives 100% of himself to investing in you and your congregation. His experience and knowledge blessed our ministry.”
“One spiritually, astute, 20-something newcomer to our church was really pumped after listening to the Oral Report. He said, ‘I am truly amazed that the congregation would be this transparent and allow itself to be this open about places it needs to change.’ This attitude was widespread. The whole consultation process has created lots of energy for change and involvement.”
“The 21st Century Church is a battlefield with minefields to tiptoe through and obstacles to overcome. God has raised up Church Doctor Ministries to help pastors and congregations to defuse the minefields and turn potential tragedies into Kingdom triumphs.”
“The Church Doctor did a remarkable job of putting his finger on the uniqueness of our congregation. His recommendations were insightful and provided us with a comprehensive approach to the decisions we need to make in order to fulfill the mandate which the Lord has given us.”
“Church Doctor Ministries are well equipped and able to help the church move beyond where they are in their endeavor to help fulfill the Great Commission. They are serious about helping those who are serious about ministry. People were excited about the church’s future possibilities–they left ready to tackle the word that is ahead.”
“Church Doctor® Ministries obviously has a burden for Christ’s Church. The Church Doctor truly believes God has called him to this ministry. When he is with you, he give 100% of himself to investing in you and your congregation. His experience and knowledge blessed our ministry.”
“God sent this consultant to our church to give us hope, encouragement, and direction. He was an answer to our prayers! His message was clear: In order for God’s church to grow, God’s people must be purpose-driven. ‘Go and make disciples of all nations….’
I liked the consultant’s straightforward answers to our questions and concerns. What he has said to us, I believe, will make a lasting impression. It is remarkable that the majority of the recommendations will be acted upon. Great job! May the Lord continue to bless your ministry.”
“I think about your visit every day! We have been truly blessed by your visit and your caring about our church. I thank God for you. Our pastor’s messages have gone from a C- to a B+. I truly believe your visit made a big impression on him. But even more interesting is that most of us have a changed attitude about him. There seems to be a spiritual awakening of grace for us. The Holy Spirit is really working on us.
“Thank you for your manner of interviewing. Without your ministry to help us, we would be lost in our own selfishness. Praise God that we have been made aware and are all willing to work together! We finally see where He is working and sincerely desire to follow Him. I would not have ever thought I could have such a change of heart, nor all the others at the same time. It truly is a movement of the Holy Spirit!”
“It was never a question who we would call [as our consultant]. We didn’t even look at anybody else. We think you are the best and have known about you for years.”
“The consultation conducted by Church Doctor Ministries was one of the most significant events in this congregation in the last decade. We were built up in many areas of our current ministry and challenged in ways we would never have imagined. This consultation will be a catalyst for some major change.”
“The work the Lord is doing at our church is one of rapid change and growth. We are rapidly moving toward a ‘Great Commission’ church with focus and commitment to make disciples of all people. Most of the changes are due to the good work God did through you and Church Doctor Ministries and to the vision of our new pastor to implement the recommendations included in our report.”
“Your report is thorough, carefully reasoned, and inspirational. Our congregation will look back on the funds we spent and say that it was very inexpensive compared to the growth and harvest for the Lord, which it stimulated. You are a ‘change agent’ and a catalyst for immediate and faster Kingdom growth.”
“We asked the Lord to hear His voice and to discern His will for who we are to be—as a denomination and as connected congregations—as His Church in the 21st Century. Dr. Hunter and his team are a major answer to that prayer. They continue to be a needed and valuable resource to our church family.”
“I think, in retrospect, that our choice was the correct one.”
“The work you do is so important. The staff of Church Doctor Ministries are some of the most important people in the Kingdom because of the work they are doing in the Church today.”
“Our investment in God’s people through the Church Doctor will yield much fruit for the Kingdom as we act on the suggested recommendations.”
“I believe the Church Doctor Ministries is a viable organization in the Church of Christ. I also give thanks to God that there is a ministry that equips people “to become disciples” in a world that is in desperate need of Jesus Christ.”
“We really enjoyed having the Church Doctor with us. He helped us understand our past and see hope for the future. It was time and money well spent.”
“We were blessed in every way by the ministry. I appreciated the excellence, thoroughness, and patience of everyone at Church Doctor.”
“If you are looking for the most insightful, professional, and Christ-centered help in focusing your church on the Great Commission – go with Church Doctor! They were/are a gift to your church. The recommendations have refined and focused our Kingdom efforts.”
“When you discover at the point of time that you need professional guidance, you can not afford not to seek professional council, no matter what it costs.”
“Excellent – in fact, as professional as anyone I’ve ever dealt with.”
“Great! … prompt and helpful and good at getting info… appreciated your patience.”
“I was satisfied with every aspect of the whole process. (You were) always helpful, prompt, and well aware of the church issues of which we speak about.”
“The Church Doctor has “stirred things up” at our church in the best sense of those words. And he has set us on an exciting, positive new path of service to Christ.”
I have been very impressed from what I have seen thus far from the work of CDM! The Staff has been wonderful – helpful at every point.
I am very pleased with the process to-date and invigorated by the Oral Report. I have received very positive feedback from numerous others. There are far more affirmations I could write.
The Diagnostic Consultation continues to improve and couldn’t have gone better. After three Diagnostic Consultations and three one-day consultations, one would think our church is now perfect. But because we are human, we continue to need check-ups!
We are as good as we are in part, because the Church Doctor’s advice and guidance. It has made a colossal difference.
The resources and recommendations are empowering in the church leadership and already is helping us focus on vision.
Church Doctor Ministries has been a blessing in our church already. We can see the benefit of understanding key issues that face us and is helping us to think outside the box. Thanks!
I only wish we had brought you in a few years earlier. Thank you for your ministry and on-going support. ‘This was exactly what our church needed. It was timely and right on target. The sensitivity and pastoral approach to our congregation was greatly appreciated.
Really grateful for the work (from) you and all your staff and the efforts you’ve put in to helping us. Now, it’s time for us to prayerfully “roll up our sleeves” and get on with the task at hand. Thanks and blessings!
We were built up and challenged. If your church is ready to accept the challenge to drive the Great Commission, then you have found a resource that will let you swim. The Church Doctor Consultation is a way that few other resources will..
“Anyone in the trenches of day-to-day ministry knows that the demands can seem unending. Having a network of encouragement and support is vital. CDM coaches have given my ministry clarity and focus that allow me to be the best leader I can be. I’d recommend them highly!”
You did a great service in helping us to see the importance of having focus on ministry and beyond just ourselves, and drawing our attention to the need to go and make disciples. That, I believe, is the primary benefit that came as a result of your intervention…
The “Church Doctor” Ministries provided a value diagnosis of the current issues in the congregation that were getting in the way of growth. We will be implementing 90% of their recommendations.
The detailed research, interviews, written report, and recommendations along with your excellent oral report gave us many things to consider knowing that time is critical in “reaching out to the lost” because time is short and hell is hot! … We are moving forward, putting together a plan of action.
“I appreciated the methodology and discussion that Kent and Tracee factilitated with our leaders and congregation. It offered a helpful context for sharing the thoughts and perspectives we hold as we continue pursuing God’s vision for our future…”
“Thank you for all you have done for us. I am very glad that we entered into this consultation relationship. The process has given us a focus and a mandate.”
The consultation process was thorough, informative, and catalytic toward new passion for the mission of making disciples.
“Your report is thorough, carefully reasoned, and inspirational. Our congregation will look back on the funds we spent and say it was very inexpensive, considering the growth and harvest for the Lord which it stimulated.”
“You are a ‘change agent’ and a catalyst for immediate and faster Kingdom growth.”
“You did an excellent job of rapidly identifying issues and strengths and your command of the Bible and vision for the future of our church is simply dynamite. You have done so much for our church.”
“As I look back at the past year, I thank God for the insight, encouragement and direction your consultation brought to us. We sincerely appreciate your time and effort in guiding us to grow in Christ’s Commission.”
“The consultation was valuable for our congregation. We have been challenged to consider alternatives to ministry style and structure so the people of God can move into active ministry.”
“The consultation was valuable for our congregation to get out of ruts of traditionalism ‘but that’s how we have always done it’ and fear ‘we’ve never done that before.’ Our congregation has been challenged to consider alternatives to ministry style and structure so that the people of God can move into active ministry.”
“The consultant did an excellent job in rapidly identifying issues and strengths, developing rapport with those with whom he worked, and organizing information. His manner of presenting reports, and using humor when necessary, is extraordinary. His command of the Bible and vision for the future of the church is simply dynamite. He has done so much for our church. It appears as though we will act on nearly all of the recommendations.”
“I believe the consultation helped us to prepare for the future. It was very spiritually uplifting for us and helped us to get in tune with the Great Commission. We have become better stewards for the Kingdom because of this.”
“It is certainly worth the time and expense to have an expert come and give an outsider’s view of how your church does ministry. It provides helpful motivation for making needed changes not only in attitudes, but in the way things are done.”
“Your report is thorough, carefully reasoned, and inspirational. Our congregation will look back on the funds we spent and say that it was very inexpensive compared to the growth and harvest for the Lord which it stimulated. You are a ‘change agent’ and a catalyst for immediate and faster Kingdom growth.”
“Dr. Kent Hunter was God’s catalyst for change in our congregation. We were facing some very tough realities and overwhelming alternatives. Some of the leaders knew the world had changed around us and we hadn’t adjusted. Our members were resistant to change. The consultation process drew hundreds of people into it, developed ownership, educated and identified priorities, and offered us a future direction to continue to be faithful to the Gospel of Jesus Christ.”
“Dr. Hunter’s bright, positive personality created an upbeat, exciting atmosphere. His no-nonsense, straightforward approach concerning the financial condition of the church has helped to make us face up to our lack of stewardship, and the financial picture has begun to change. The experience was great! So many good ideas have already been implemented and so many more are being worked on.”
“Dr. Hunter was instrumental in moving us significantly forward in our ministry– helping us to not only focus, but take real strides forward. You have had a very positive influence on us as a congregation and I thank you for this. We hold you in our prayers here and certainly appreciate you and your ministry.”
“The consultation revived the passion for growth and fulfillment of the Great Commission. It was thoroughly practical, very faithful, definitely biblical, and truly inspirational.”
“Thank you for your outstanding guidance. We offer sincere appreciation and praise for God’s guidance through you as His agent. I have had the best five months of ministry in a congregation that I can remember. Some of that has been my growth and maturity as a person and as a pastor. However, I am well aware that the good work you have done has helped as well. I wish every congregation could have such a study done at the time of a change of pastors.”
“I heartily recommend them to other churches. A consultation will help a church focus on vision and prepare for change.”
“The work the Lord is doing at our church is one of rapid change and growth. We are rapidly moving toward a ‘Great Commission’ church with focus and commitment to make disciples of all people. Most of the changes are due to the good work God did through you and Church Doctor Ministries and to the vision of our new pastor to implement the recommendation included in our report.”
“The consultation was a great help. People are excited. We are sharpened in one vision, and our evangelism committee is really enthusiastic. Stewardship has risen 25 percent since the Oral Report, and our members volunteer to help on a committee.”
“God sent Kent to our church to give us hope, encouragement and direction. He was an answer to our prayers! His message was clear: In order for God’s church to grow, God’s people must be purpose-driven. ‘Go and make disciples of all nations…’ I am thankful for his services. I liked Kent’s straight-forward answers to our questions and concerns. What Kent has said to us, I believe, will make a lasting impression. It is remarkable that the majority of the recommendations will be acted upon. Great job! May the Lord continue to bless your ministry.”
“I came to the USA to do research on congregational consultations for my doctorate dissertation. I met with most of the well-known consultants and visited their institutions all over the United States. “The consultation work by Church Doctor Ministries really impressed me most of all. Their preliminary profile inventory and questionnaires are the most extensive of their kind. The on-site visit of the consultant is well-planned and covers the whole spectrum of congregational life. What really impressed me was the way Church Doctor Ministries follows through on their recommendations to help ministries to be what God has called them to be. The resources and services that are available are quite impressive. “Here is an organization that offers a sound, biblical consultation. They mean business and expect results as they trust the Lord. I can recommend Church Doctor Ministries without hesitation to any ministry for an honest assessment, recommendations and the ‘how to’s.’” ~Rev. Wimpie Bergh Dutch Reformed Church Parow, Cape Town SOUTH AFRICA