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Dr. Kent R. Hunter

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Leader and Founder and Consultant

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Local Address:  Fort Wayne , Indiana , United States
Church Doctor Ministries
1230 US Highway Six
Corunna , Indiana 46730
United States

Company Description: Church Doctor Ministries (CDM) is a non-profit, 501c3 ministry group comprised of certified and trained consultants and coaches with various backgrounds in...   more

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  • D.Min degree
  • Ph.D Degree
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Dr. Kent Hunter CEO of Church Doctor Ministries
Dr. Kent Hunter CEO of Church Doctor Ministries
Kent R. HUnter - Founder, ..., 9 June 2015 [cached]
Kent R. HUnter - Founder, SEND North America
Kent R. HUnter - Founder, SEND North America
Kent R. Hunter is the founder of Church Doctor® Ministries and SEND North America. He has served as a pastor in Michigan, Indiana, and South Australia. In the past 30 years, Kent has consulted over 1,400 churches from 65 denominations, fellowships, and movements. Kent is the architect of Healthy Churches Thrive!: a 24-month spiritual adventure to prepare churches for the coming revival and SEND North America: a training experience to equip young adults to be missionaries to their culture.
Kent received his Ph.D. from the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, and the D.Min degree from Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, California. He is the author of 30 books on the subject of church health, vitality, and the effectiveness of the church.
Kent lives on a certified tree farm in northeast Indiana with his wife, Janet. Kent and Janet have two grown children, Laura and Jon.
WCIF - CHRISTIAN RADIO: The Newsletters, 1 Aug 2001 [cached]
WCIF is cosponsoring an event for local churches lead by Dr. Kent Hunter, one of our broadcasters.Dr. Hunter is heard each weekday on WCIF at 4:02 p.m. on The Church Doctor, and on over 260 other stations in the U.S., Canada, Australia and England.
Dr. Hunter will present a seminar entitled Move Your Church to Action, at a local Church Doctor Clinic at First Baptist Church of Melbourne on October 16.The seminar will focus on how churches can become more effective in reaching people for Jesus Christ as we move into this next century.This is one of the clinics held nationwide for church leaders, active Christians and groups.
Dr. Hunter says his reason for being born is to help Christians and churches fulfill The Great Commission.He has dedicated his life as an author, teacher and church consultant to motivate, equip and focus churches on winning people to Christ.
Known as the Church Doctor, Dr. Kent Hunter is president of the Church Growth Center in Corunna, Indiana.His degrees include a Master's of Divinity, Ph.D. and a D. Min.Degree.He has pastored churches in Michigan, Indiana and South Australia and has consulted with hundreds of congregations in 41 denominations.
He has authored over two dozen books, including "A House Divided: Bridging the Generation Gaps in Your Church," co-authored with Dr. Bob Whitesel.
Church Doctor Clinic Dr. Kent Hunter of
Global Missiology, 30 Nov 2007 [cached]
The importance of the "vital signs" and "pathologies," may be appreciated by seeing their impact on a colleague of Wagner's and a member of the American Church Growth Movement, Kent Hunter.
Hunter became the founder of the Church Growth Center in Corunna, Indiana and also the editor of what was Global Church Growth, no known as Strategies for Today's Leader.
In 1983, in reviewing Wagner's "Seven Vital Signs" of growing churches in North America, Kent Hunter affirmed Wagner's fifth sign with no qualification or critique: "A healthy church is one that has basically one kind of membership.
They share common life styles, goals, foods and a common language...." Hunter then drew from Wagner's eight pathologies or diseases that inhibit the growth of congregations in North America, stressing without critique the second disease: "Ethnikitis: The key to understanding ethnikitis is the recognition of different cultural groups called homogeneous units.
Next, Hunter tackled "People Blindness."
73. Kent R. Hunter, Foundations for Church Growth.New Haven, Missouri: Leader Publ.Co. 1983, 108-116.
2. Kent Hunter, D. Min. ..., 27 April 2007 [cached]
2. Kent Hunter, D. Min. (Fuller) ........... 24
WELS leaders who have admitted attending Fuller Seminary, Church Growth seminars at Fuller, Win Arn's Church Growth Institute, Hunter's Church Growth Center, or other Church Growth satellites are: Seminary professors Joel Gerlach (now a parish pastor), David Valleskey, Forrest Bivens; WELS consultants Paul Kelm, Lawrence Olson, James Huebner; former home mission board chief Norm Berg; district mission board chairman Wally Oelhafen; TELL contributor Reuel Schulz, and lone critic Robert Koester.
2. Kent Hunter, D. Min. (Fuller)
Kent Hunter is director of the Church Growth Center, Corunna, Indiana... Hunter sees his major contribution to the Church Growth Movement in the area of theology...Kent Hunter contributed two chapters to this volume: chapter 7, "Membership Integrity: The Body of Christ with a Backbone," and chapter 11, "The Quality Side of Church Growth."
Hunter, as I will show later, is far worse than Werning in adopting and promoting the errors of Enthusiasm, yet has even more influence in the LCMS.
Introduction to the Church Growth Movement by Lutheran authors, Hunter, Kent R., Foundations for Church Growth (New Haven, MO: Leader Publishing Co., 1983) the author, an LCMS clergyman who has now set up his own church growth consulting service, performs the valuable service in this 204 page book of presenting an introduc­tion to church growth goals and terminology.
Although Forrest Bivens (Fuller) tried to deny it, Paul Kelm (Fuller) gave Kent Hunter (Fuller) a written endorsement for the pan-Lutheran workshop given by Kent Hunter (Fuller) and Stephen Wagner (Fuller), and funded by fraternal insurance. [15]
Kent Hunter, (D.Min., Fuller; S.T.D., Lutheran School of Theology Chicago, ELCA) Church Growth Center, Corunna, Indiana, 46730. Phone 2192812452. Invitation for Heart to Heart Work­shop.
Lutheran members of the North American Society for Church Growth: Harold S. Drageger, Grace Lutheran, Visalia, CA; Bradley Hoefs, King of Kings Lutheran, Omaha, NE; Kent Hunter, Church Growth Center, Corunna, IN; Elmer Matthia­s, Emeritus, Concordia St. Louis, MO; Dale Olson, Cross of Hope Lutheran, Ramsey, MN; Waldo J. Werning, Stewardship Growth Center, Ft. Wayne, IN; Gregory L. Jackson, Columbus, OH.
Doris M. Wagner, Fuller Theological Seminary, December 10, 1991. [They refused to give me names unless I joined, so I paid $50 and endured Hunter's Church Growth Journal for a year, one of the benefits of joining this distinguished group of clergy, one of whom was arrested for homosexual sex.]
Kent Hunter, (D.Min., Fuller, Th.D. ELCA's LSTC), editor, Global Church Growth, JanFeb., 1992 Church Growth Center, Corunna, Indiana Donald McGavran, "House Churches: A Key Factor for Growth," p. 5f.
Kent R. Hunter, Launching Growth in the Local Congrega­tion, A Workbook for Focusing Church Growth Eyes , Detroit: Church Growth Analysis and Learning Center, 1980, p. 81.
Kent R. Hunter, Launching Growth in the Local Congrega­tion, A Workbook for Focusing Church Growth Eyes , Detroit: Church Growth Analysis and Learning Center, 1980, p. 81.
Kent R. Hunter's definition of "Church Growth" justifies the use of this term in describing LPR: "Church Growth: That science which investigates the nature, function and health of Christian churches as they relate specifically to the effective implementation of God's commission to make disciples of all peoples (Matt. 28:19).
[18] Stolzenburg studied Church Growth under Kent Hunter.
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