Hi, my name is Jon White and this website is intended to help congregations grow in spiritual health (and in numbers) so that ever more people might encounter Jesus and become his followers.

I didn’t grow up going to church and wasn’t baptized until I was in my thirties.  Now I’m a full-time pastor serving a congregation in central New York.  I’ve had the good fortune to be part of several, very different but thriving congregations over the past nearly  twenty years.  Despite their different contexts and characters, all of them had one thing in common – they were growing, vital communities of faith making a difference in their communities.

I want other people to be able to experience Christian faith as I have, in spiritually healthy congregations, actively continuing Jesus’ earthly ministry.  This site aims to distill what I’ve seen and learned so that you and your congregation might confidently fulfill Christ’s Great Commission:

Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” (Matthew 28:19-20, NRSV)