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Faith Based

We work with leadership teams to identify the most important conversation they need to have. We also come alongside teams struggling to have the necessary conversations because of conflict.

Conversations restore relationships. Relationships produce health. Health produces (all by itself) growth.

All by itself growth happens when you, the leadership team and the congregation consistently live in line with the unique gifts, energies and resources that God has already granted you. You have everything you need to become healthy. You can start now, you don’t need permission.

Your church can grow regardless of unfavourable trends in society. You can maximize your impact in your church regardless of your level of responsibility. You can maximize your fruitfulness in all areas of life, regardless of your starting point.

If you and your church are struggling to have the right conversations because of conflict or an aversion to conflict, you may have to start your journey to greater health by restoring relationships, or becoming a more restorative – think redemptive – culture.

We come alongside churches and other faith-based organizations to:

  1. Gather empirical data to discern which of eight characteristics of healthy churches is the most important to focus on
  2. Determine the most important conversations to have, by asking the most important – and sometimes difficult – questions
  3. Facilitate the conversations for openness, trust and productivity – ensure relationships are restored, and restorative
  4. Build on strengths and face the barriers impeding health and growth head on, with confidence and growing capacity for greater health

Bill leads a small organizational health and growth practice. He works with businesses, faith-based organizations, and charities.

Bill Bickle

Bill’s passion is leadership teams and how they work better to produce not only great outcomes, but have fun and spiritual growth along the journey. He loves working at the intersection of business and the Church with his toolkit of processes and resources like strategic planning, end-to-end process reviews, and leadership development. In addition to the consulting tool-kit, he is the Canadian representative for Natural Church Development (NCD) and facilitates and trains in Restorative Practices through Shalem Mental Health Network’s FaithCARE division.

Bill is an Anglican layman and spent 25 years working at RBC Royal Bank, half of those in branch banking & administration, and the other in marketing positions in Project Management, Product Management, and Segment (Strategy) Management. He has an accounting degree from Queen’s University in Kingston and an MBA in Organizational Behaviour from York University in Toronto.

Bill and his wife Marnie live in Port Hope where he grew up and returned about 20 years ago. Bill & Marnie are active in the restoration of old houses, their local church community, and other organizations in the town.

For more information on NCD globally, click here.

Bill Bickle, through Fordelm Inc., is NCD’s Canadian National Partner

A sister resource for non-church faith-based organizations, Organic Quality Management (OQM), leverages all the principles, tools and processes of NCD.


Universal Principles

Healthy organisms grow. Healthy churches grow. These are universal principles.

As the farmer discovers in Mark 4:26-29, growth happens as if all by itself. God’s role is to do the growing; the farmer’s role is to tend the plants and the planting process.