"It is a privilege for me to recommend Dr. Howard Bixby to assist you as a consultant and equipper for effective local church ministry. I have known Dr. Bixby in an increasing way for more than thirty years. My first acquaintance with him was while attending a series of conferences where he taught Church Education, Evangelism, and Deacon Training Ministry.
When I became the senior pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where Dr. Bixby had pastored before me, it became clear to me as I interacted with the leaders in our church that he had a tremendous ministry of equipping leaders for our church for over 19 years, as well as for ministry around the world.
Later as a BBC&S Trustee and then president, I had many opportunities to observe firsthand his passion for Christ, lost people, and for the church. His depth of knowledge of Scripture, local church ministry, theological issues, and ministry leadership combine to form a wealth of experience and wisdom that have already helped many pastors. He has been able to sift through different movements and models of local church ministry to find the best ideas and resources to help churches be effective in reaching their community and developing disciples.
Dr. Bixby's leadership gifts, vision, innovation, teaching, and ability to mentor can be a great help to you and your church. He will challenge your thinking, stretch your vision, and encourage your heart in the possibilities for high impact local church ministry for Christ."
"In nearly forty years of pastor ministry, I've come to realize that every man needs another man of positive influence in his life. ChristWay Ministries (CWM) has provided that avenue for iron sharpening iron. I've been encouraged and counseled through CWM to be willing to change the way I've led as long as it was Christ-honoring. Example: I was challenged to take a second look at the music in my church, in regard to the target group we wanted to reach. Over the last year, we have seen phenomenal results with young families coming to Christ and joining the church. I attribute much of our growth to the principles of leading through change that I was encouraged to make through CWM."
"I wept as I sat with Milo Thompson (ChristWay Ministries) in the corner booth at a local restaurant sharing ministry stories and discussing critical issues pertaining to doing biblical and fruitful ministry today. After 26 years in full-time Christian service, I began to sense God wanted to do something new within me, as well as enlarging my ministry focus, expanding my vision, sharpening my thoughts on how to do ministry today in these multiple cultures, and preparing our family for change. Milo Thompson not only helped me clarify my thoughts by being biblical, he also encouraged me along this journey of faith. I am forever grateful for his mentorship and wisdom. Out of our conversations and prayers, the vision and ground work for Heritage Community Church was birthed and has expanded over these two and a half years into a very significant ministry for the Lord, with scores of lost people being reached and discipled."
"ChristWay Ministries came into our church at a strategic time. We were wrestling with problems of growth and faced decisions and challenges beyond our wisdom and experience. The direction and clarity that Dr. Bixby brought to us was essential. I came away thinking, "Why didn't I see that before?" We have begun to move on every one of his recommendations. The small investment in having him (ChristWay Ministries) come has saved us enormous amounts of time, energy, money, and frustration down the road. God has truly blessed Dr. Bixby (these men) with knowing the right things to say at the right time in the right way."
"Very few people are qualified to speak to Pastors and Churches on the level of ChristWay Ministries. Having been in pastoral ministry in growing churches, as well as being on the cutting edge of college and seminary ministry education, they have a unique insight into leadership in the local Church as well as cultural changes in the world in which we live. Their church ministry, seminars, and consultations will challenge and stretch you in various ways. ChristWay Ministries personnel are trusted friends who ‘understand the times', and have a balanced Biblical approach to learning how to engage this culture. If you are looking for ways to reach the post-modern world and maintain Biblical integrity at the same time, then this ministry is for you!"
"ChristWay Ministries' ministry in my life, my leadership team, and among our people has been a great benefit to our church. They have reissued a clarion call to have us focus on the Great Commission and the New Testament local church purposes. Their ministry to me personally over time and their conference consultations in the church have helped us think through a biblical framework for growth, along with much practical experience and advice. We have grown to record attendances, numbers of people coming to Christ, and fruitful discipling, as we've become more clearly focused on building the church Christ's way."