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
“Helped me to be clear about where I was heading”
“Anthony’s service is incredibly important. He helped me to be clear about where I was heading and to put in plans to make that happen. His friendly but challenging style was wonderful to work with and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him to anyone looking to sharpen their focus or achieve goals.”
“Resonated with him easily and quickly”
“Working with Anthony gave us clarity regarding our current status and position as a church. He used processes, tools, and resources that drew out practical insights, which he used to recommend key steps forward for us to implement to see growth and transformation. Anthony is easy to understand and has a down-to-earth nature. We resonated with him easily and quickly.”