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I Can Help You Grow a Healthy Church

Pastors often feel stuck when their church stops growing.

At Grow a Healthy Church I walk with you, giving you clear road maps that position your church for growth.




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About John Finkelde

You can get clear next steps and the courage to take them when you connect with me.

I have 30 years of pastoral experience.

As lead pastor at C3 Church Hepburn Heights, I led our church through generational renewal that saw our church grow while planting a new church every 3 years and also moving to a purpose-built, multi-million dollar worship center.

In 2012 I founded Grow a Healthy Church and have conducted 170+ on-site and online church consults in Australia, UK, Europe, and NZ.

Through Christ’s grace, I have helped churches improve their health, grow numerically, increase their volunteer numbers, develop stronger connections with visitors, raise more money, and build leadership pipelines. 

What Pastors Say About John

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Are You Stuck?

I know what’s it like to lead a growing church.

It’s exhilarating.

People are getting saved and baptised. Small Groups growing. Finances flowing in.

And then something happens.

Growth stalls.

Barriers emerge.

The flow vanishes.

You don’t see the same results coming from the same effort.

You grow tired and get a bit disheartened.

Answers are elusive.

What got you here doesn’t look like it will get you to the next stage.

Then one day it hits you. I am stuck and I don’t know how to get unstuck. 

Your frustration deepens and you start to wonder if you are the right person to be leading your church into its future.

You casually start to look around for other opportunities. You even contemplate giving up, and moving on.

Even becoming a gardener begins to look attractive.

I know these feelings oh so well.

During my 30 years of pastoring in Perth Australia,, I struggled with these feelings; yes, I even dreamed of becoming a gardener.

Eventually, I reached out, got some help, and got unstuck.

Today I help pastors look at their church with a fresh set of eyes.

I help them grow a healthy church.

I help them get unstuck.

Let me help you get unstuck.

I have found the Hub to be a great "next step" resource for many of the most common issues relating to church leadership
Ps John Meadth
The Hub is easy to use for training purposes amongst my team members because it is concise and each training is well resourced
Ps Brian Webber
I love the quick wins, and often use the ideas to jump start a leader's meeting. I like the easy access to different topics
Ps Glenda Noordam
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Pastor, is your church positioned for growth?

Evaluate your growth potential with a simple 3 min quiz. Get personalized results with actionable solutions.

Pastor, is your church positioned for growth?

Evaluate your growth potential with a simple 3 min quiz

Get personalized results

With actionable solutions