Church Doctor Ministries


Church Doctor Ministries is a global nonprofit ministry serving Christians, local churches, denominations, associations, and church networks with dynamic consulting and coaching services. We serve as partners in ministry to help Christians and the local church bring about transformational change of the Christian Church toward the effective implementation of the Great Commission. We are passionate about discipleship multiplication, spiritual formation, Christian movements, and the Great Commission.

Contact information

Mailing address:
PO Box 145
1230 US Highway Six
Corunna, IN 46730-0145


Phone: 1-800-626-8515


Organization details

EIN: 382232799

CEO/President: Tracee J. Swank

Chairman: Tracee J. Swank

Board size: 7

Founder: Dr. Kent Hunter

Year founded: 1978

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2009


Church Doctor Ministries is a global nonprofit ministry serving Christians, local churches, denominations, associations, and church networks with dynamic consulting and coaching services. We serve as partners in ministry to help Christians and the local church bring about transformational change of the Christian Church toward the effective implementation of the Great Commission. We are passionate about discipleship multiplication, spiritual formation, Christian movements, and the Great Commission.

The Church Growth Center is a non-profit ministry. It was founded in 1978 in Detroit, Michigan by a handful of pastors involved in the church growth movement. Dr. Kent Hunter became the leader of this ministry.

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Sector: Leadership Training

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Overall efficiency rating317 of 73310 of 16
Fund acquisition rating114 of 7344 of 16
Resource allocation rating603 of 73414 of 16
Asset utilization rating292 of 7337 of 16

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$108,250$82,398$76,111$70,675$66,465
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$110,318$296,038$179,954$182,439$70,155
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$165,500$175,266$181,705$191,435$202,478
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$165,500$175,266$181,705$191,435$202,478
Total assets$275,818$471,304$361,659$373,874$272,633
Payables and accrued expenses$56,280$60,987$56,492$80,367$78,228
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$8,080$7,239
Total current liabilities$56,280$60,987$56,492$88,447$85,467
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$122,165$56,606$64,425$68,300$70,000
Total liabilities$178,445$117,593$120,917$156,747$155,467
Net assets20182017201620152014
Temporarily restricted$1,849$89,919$5,744$0$0
Permanently restricted$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$97,373$353,711$240,742$217,127$117,166
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$174,086$696,032$357,217$376,575$181,735
Program service revenue$126,628$107,556$214,391$218,937$215,668
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$29$189$127$59$32
Other revenue$1,952($1,858)$1,039$960$695
Total other revenue$128,609$105,887$215,557$219,956$216,395
Total revenue$302,695$801,919$572,774$596,531$398,130
Program services$421,808$644,409$486,600$417,349$404,891
Management and general$137,225$44,541$62,559$79,221$81,366
Total expenses$559,033$688,950$549,159$496,570$486,257
Change in net assets20182017201620152014
Surplus (deficit)($256,338)$112,969$23,615$99,961($88,127)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($256,338)$112,969$23,615$99,961($88,127)


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The Church Growth Center began in 1978 in Detroit, Michigan with a handful of pastors and lay people who felt called to begin a ministry to equip churches for the transformational change toward the effective implementation of the Lord's Great Commission.

1980 Dr. Kent Hunter writes and publishes the following: Launching Growth in the Local Congregation: Gifted for Growth; Six faces of the Christian Church; Your Church has Doors; Facing the Facts for Church Growth; Great Commissioning the Christian Teacher,; and Foundations for Church Growth.

1980 The ministry moves to Corunna, Indiana.

1981 Kent develops the Church Growth Process.

1985 Abingdon Press publishes Your Church Has Personality.

1986 The Center produces Heart to Heart: Sharing Christ With a Friend. Dr. Donald McGavran gives the ministry Global Church Growth magazine. Kent is elected President of the North American Society for Church Growth.

1987 The Center produces Creative Insights and the Dynamic Leadership Project. Creative Consultation Services is launched.

1988 Kent writes editorials for World Evangelism, the magazine of the Lausanne Movement.

1989 Kent is delegate to Lausanne II in Manila and the Consultation on World Evangelization AD 2000 in Singapore. Kent teaches conferences in Nigeria and Japan. Concordia Publishing House publishes Kent's Moving the Church Into Action.

1991 Research on The Church Doctor radio Program began.

1992 Concordia Publishing House published Courageous Churches, Co-authored by Kent. The office building of the ministry was completed. Kent led a team to conduct a conference in Owerri, Nigeria.

1993 Beacon Hill Press published Kent's book, The Lord's Harvest and the Rural Church. Conferences were held in Russia, Brazil, and Cambodia. The American Society for Church Growth changes its address to the Center.

1994 Foundations for Church Growth was published in various foreign languages. Global Church Growth Magazine was changed to Strategies for Today's Leader. HarvestSearch became the research arm of the ministry.

1995 The first Unit of the Nehemiah Guest Missionary House was added. Conferences were held in Russia, South Africa, and Botswana. The video tape, The Strategic Equation was produced.

1996 The Church Doctor radio program began on 52 stations. A conference was held in Kazakhstan.

1997 Fairway Press published Kent's Your Church Has Personality and Confessions of a Church Growth Enthusiast. Mission Teams International begins as a ministry of the Center. A conference is held in South Africa. The Church Doctor became a member of National Religious Broadcasters.

1998 Kent speaks at a workshop at the National Religious Broadcasters and teaches at University of the Nations, Kona, Hawaii. A teaching conference was held in Borba, Brazil. Kent presented as a plenary and workshop speaker at the Created to Praise Conference in Roselle, IL. The very next week he presented at the Billy Graham School of Evangelism in Wheaton, IL. A significant opportunity came to the ministry with the meeting of Robert Shaw in Dalton, GA in August. Two teaching conferences were held in South Africa followed by a large conference in Visakhapatnam, India. Kent becomes a Board of Director member for the Joy Leadership Center in Phoenix, AZ and becomes a Concentration Coordinator for Church Growth for the Wagner Leadership Institute in Colorado Springs, CO. Dr. Barry Kolb states his intentions to be a vital part of the consultation ministry with three years.

1999 Kent is a main speaker for the Break Forth Conference in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Another opportunity for The Church Doctor program occurs at the National Religious Broadcasters Convention in Nashville, TN when Kent is asked to participate in a workshop and meet face-to-face with station managers across the country at a reception hosted by The Church Doctor radio program. Kent inks a deal with Abingdon Press for a multi-book contract. Michael Nason comes on board as Kent's agent. Kent participates in a Churches Uniting for Global Mission (CUGM) in April in San Antonio, TX and is invited back as the keynonte speaker in October 1999. Kent is invited to be a plenary speaker at the Robert H. Schuller Institute for Successful Leadership in January 2000 at the Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove, CA. The Church Doctor radio program reaches 268 in station outlets and receivers throughout the country and the Caribbean after 2 years on the air.

Program accomplishments


Our needs include prayer support partners, financial support partners, and connecting with ministries interested in partnering together to help pastors, churches, and Christians become more effective for the Great Commission. We have a financial goal of raising $500K in 2019 to help us serve more churches in North America through launching new coaching, teaching, training networks and globally with the teaching and training pastors and lay leaders.