Healthy Church Initiative

The Healthy Church Initiative (HCI) is an intentional leadership development process designed to enhance the skills of pastors and laity to lead growing, vibrant, spirit-filled congregations. The process consists of three basic components: an ongoing series of workshops, a local church consultation, and individualized coaching.

Pastors, staff, laity, and congregations are equipped through the HCI process to reach new people for Jesus Christ and to become the churches that God wants them to be in their communities. At every step, each church votes to confirm involvement in HCI.

Iowa was first introduced to the Healthy Church Initiative in 2011. Conferences who use HCI have adapted the process to meet their ministry context, and the history of HCI in Iowa is no different. We offer continuing education credits to lay servants and pastors who desire it. More information about our Healthy Church Initiative process can be found in our most recent brochure.


Additional HCI resources for your local churches include the following:

Please contact the following people for more information about the Healthy Church Initiative in Iowa:

  • Barb Mann

Contacting us

The Iowa Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church
2301 Rittenhouse St. Des Moines, IA 50321 | (515) 974-8900 |