Interested in making connections with Healthy Congregations,
current thinking about family systems theory, and congregational life?

Join the Membership Network!


For just $50 per year (plus $2.50 shipping and handling), the Membership Network offers the following connections:
  • Special portal in the website just for members
  • Quarterly subscription to the “Main Street Forum”
  • Discounted access to distance learning activities sponsored by Healthy Congregations, Inc.
  • Discounted registration fee to the annual National Gathering
  • Copy of Healthy Congregations’ Book of the Year
  • A handy, dandy Healthy Congregations book bag


icon_pdf Preview an excerpt from "Main Street Forum"

Who Can Join?

Membership is open to anyone interested in learning more about the theory—and about the work of HC.  It also support’s Healthy Congregations’ commitment to Develop, Train, Educate, and Consult.

NEW -- Special Offer for Students

Students can purchase a subscription to the Membership Network with the same benefits as a standard subscription.  The fee is only $25 (plus $1.25 shipping and handling).

How to Join?

Book of the Year



Healthy Congregations is pleased to announce our 2014 Book of the Year: Family Ties That Bind by Ronald Richardson.

The book of the year is included as part of every new and renewal Membership Network subscription.

About Family Ties That Bind

Most people's lives are complicated by family relationships.  Birth order, our parents' relationship, and the "rules" we were  brought up with can affect our self-esteem and relationships with spouses, children, and other family members.  Family of Origin therapy and techniques can help you create better family relationships.

This easy-to-read, practical book explains how families function and what you can do to change the way you act in your family and with other people.  Exercises show how to apply the principles to your own situation and develop a more positive approach to all aspects of your life.

Professionals will also find this book a useful companion to their therapy sessions with clients.