Becoming a Healthy Church (Paperback)

Ten Traits of a Vital Ministry

By Stephen A. Macchia, Haddon Robinson (Foreword by), Gordon MacDonald (Afterword by)

Baker Books, 9780801065033, 239pp.

Publication Date: November 1, 2003

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"A wonderful tool that I recommend to every church that is serious about being purpose-driven." -Rick Warren, author of The Purpose-Driven Church

Now available in trade paper, Becoming a Healthy Church illustrates the ten most important characteristics of church health. Based on extensive surveys, this helpful volume is designed to encourage the creation of a healthy climate for your church and its ministry.

About the Author

Stephen A. Macchia is founding president of Leadership Transformations, Inc. (, a ministry serving the spiritual formation needs of leaders and teams in churches and ministries nationwide. He is also the director of the Pierce Center for Disciple-Building at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, where he serves on the teaching team in the Doctor of Ministry department. He also serves as an adjunct faculty member at Phoenix Seminary. A pastoral teacher, conference speaker, ministry leader, and spiritual director, Steve is the author of "Becoming a Healthy Church" (, "Becoming a Healthy Church Workbook," "Becoming a Healthy Disciple," and "Becoming a Healthy Team." He and his wife, Ruth, have two children and make their home in Massachusetts.