Church Doctor Ministries

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As a nonprofit Christian ministry, we offer proven strategies to help Christians, pastors, and ministry leaders become more effective at their mission: The Great Commission.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Church Doctor Ministries
PO Box 145
1230 US Highway Six
Corunna, IN 46730


Phone: 1-800-626-8515

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 382232799

CEO/President: Tracee J. Swank

Chairman: Tracee J. Swank

Board size: 6

Founder: Dr. Kent Hunter

Ruling year: 1981

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.

Mission statement

Church Doctor Ministries is a team of uniquely called individuals working toward a common mission: the transformational change of the Christian Church toward the effective implementation of the Lord's Great Commission to make disciples of all peoples.

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Sector: Leadership Training

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating377 of 102510 of 26
Fund acquisition rating182 of 10273 of 26
Resource allocation rating758 of 102720 of 26
Asset utilization rating392 of 102510 of 26

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$91,762$105,715$108,250$82,398$76,111
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$98,302$121,793$110,318$296,038$179,954
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$146,033$155,736$165,500$175,266$181,705
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$146,033$155,736$165,500$175,266$181,705
Total assets$244,335$277,529$275,818$471,304$361,659
Payables and accrued expenses$85,884$104,875$56,280$60,987$56,492
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$85,884$104,875$56,280$60,987$56,492
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$156,919$111,555$122,165$56,606$64,425
Total liabilities$242,803$216,430$178,445$117,593$120,917
Net assets20202019201820172016
Without donor restrictions$1,532$61,099$95,524$263,792$234,998
With donor restrictions$0$0$1,849$89,919$5,744
Net assets$1,532$61,099$97,373$353,711$240,742
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$231,011$252,168$174,086$696,032$357,217
Program service revenue$173,871$119,122$126,628$107,556$214,391
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$0$0$29$189$127
Other revenue$11,157$26,351$1,952($1,858)$1,039
Total other revenue$185,028$145,473$128,609$105,887$215,557
Total revenue$416,039$397,641$302,695$801,919$572,774
Program services$349,673$285,222$421,808$644,409$486,600
Management and general$125,933$148,698$137,225$44,541$62,559
Total expenses$475,606$433,920$559,033$688,950$549,159
Change in net assets20202019201820172016
Surplus (deficit)($59,567)($36,279)($256,338)$112,969$23,615
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($59,567)($36,279)($256,338)$112,969$23,615


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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.

Program accomplishments

1700 churches served across six continents

32 books published

78 different networks and denominations