“Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us,”
Ephesians 3:20
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We had an unbelievable evening with our first Champions Banquet last week.
 We had 115 people there…every chair and every table was filled to capacity and we were squeezed into the room. I was greatly touched by the number of champions who came to celebrate what God is doing--the leaders who are becoming healthier, the churches who are experiencing new life cycles and the congregations that are multiplying.

I am convinced that eternity will be changed because of what happened at the banquet. My team and I invited those in the room to join us in helping one church establish a new life-cycle through the HGC Champion Scholarship. The Champion Scholarship will provide a full church consultation. We have three churches that are finalists for the scholarship. In addition to being nominated by their state/judicatory leader, churches performed a self-assessment to determine their readiness and ability to transform and start a new life-cycle.

During the banquet, as people stepped forward to make their contributions, I was as much touched by the $10 and $20 commitments as I was for the $5,000 pledge! The spirit of generous giving permeated the room and moved many people to take action in support of changing the world through Christ producing healthy churches that multiply.  

I am so excited to say that we have Champions supporting not ONE, but TWO churches. A year from now, there will be people who come to know Jesus through these churches that don't know Him now.  I do praise our Savior and Lord for working way beyond what we could dream or imagine.

If you weren't able to join us, I encourage you to set aside time to watch the video [above] of our program. And if you want to know more about the HGC Champion Scholarship and how you can help us ensure that ALL THREE finalists are able to establish a new level of healthy growth, please email me. I would love to share this information with you.

Please join me in thanking God for his generosity, 

Greg Wiens
Chief Catalyst
Reactions from HGC Staff after the banquet....
It was a God-filled, Spirit-led event. I was so touched when one of the scholarship applicants, who is looking at retirement and hoping to create a new life-cycle in his church for his future successor, made a pledge. He gave generously knowing it could very well not be his church selected, but that in every situation, the work will make an impact on lost people.

- Dave Vogelpohl, Organizational Leader
The banquet for me was transformational. The energy, heart and positive spirit was so encouraging. The testimonies were inspirational but the transformational moment came when everyone in the room began to not only talk about but to live out our cause, coming together to create healthy churches! No one was worried about geography or ownership. The evening was all about helping lost people find Christ.

- Jeannette Flynn, HGC Evangelist
It was powerful to be in a room of Church leaders who are passionate about healthy churches that multiply. The energy in the room was amazing, the impact of the stories told were inspiring, and to see the generosity of the room that propelled us to scholarship two church transfromation projects made the evening a complete home run!

- Tom Planck, Multiplication Catalyst
The Champions Banquet was more than I could have ever expected or dreamed! The generosity of all our attendees, from large pledges to the $10 bill from their wallet, left me in complete awe. I am so truly blessed to be a new member of this network, working together with you to help people come to Christ through healthy churches.

- Kelsey Leis, Executive Administrator
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