Hi, I'm Anthony Hilder
I help leaders build healthy churches.
Since 1998, I have served in leadership roles in businesses, ministries, and churches I have been part of, including King’s Church 1066, King’s Church Heathfield, Global Legacy, and Hope Church Glasgow. During that time, I started developing resources around leadership, people development, and organizational management.
My experience in both business and ministry has given me a unique perspective on what is essential for a healthy church.
In 2012, I started coaching church leaders and church leadership teams through challenges they faced that they felt had led to their church being ‘stuck’. These issues were a variety of personal, theological, pastoral, structural, cultural, and many others! Through these conversations, a theme became clear: unhealthy churches get stuck, but healthy churches thrive. This led me to identify fifteen keys to church health and design a Church Health Assessment process, which discovers specific root issues churches are facing. This has developed into one of the main tools I use on an ongoing basis to serve churches across the world.
Many churches start, grow, plateau, stagnate and decline before ending. But it doesn’t have to be this way! Healthy leaders and churches will change their world and every aspect of my work is focused by this conviction, with the goal of helping leaders build healthy churches.
I have served many churches across the nations in subsequent years, continually refining and improving my church consulting and leadership coaching processes to more effectively serve churches needs. Fundamentally, I use my skills and insights to help churches discover four things:
- where are you as a church, really?
- what is God calling you to be?
- what do you need to do differently?
- what is the most effective way to make that change?
There are some ways I think I can help you as a leader:
- Through my articles.
- Through my podcast.
- Through my books
- Through my leadership coaching.
- Through my free church assessments
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Scriptural principles over business practices
Always seeking God’s mind for the church
Learning about your church’s uniqueness
Doable steps that generate momentum
Hopeful and expecting for the best
Long-term thinking over short-term fixes
Dialogue and understanding are key to partnership
Results-orientated that aims to see change
“Amazed at how quickly he identified our needs”
“Just one day with Anthony will totally revolutionise your thinking as a church leader or leadership team. His understanding of church health, structure and strategic planning were so insightful. I was amazed at how quickly he identified our needs and how he was able to give us both the tools and the understanding that we needed to increase our church health as well as our strength as a leadership team. His Leadership Leanings assessment brought amazing insight into our team dynamics, which are really important to understand – particularly the effect different individuals can have on a team, its culture and ultimately performance.”
“Spirit-filled and practical”
“What makes Anthony’s gifting so unique is that he is able to provide so much help with organizational structure and strategic planning that is necessary to run a church organization, but is also so Spirit-filled and practical in what he shares.”