I know what’s it like to lead a growing church.
People getting saved and baptised. Small Groups growing. Finances flowing in.
And then something happens.
The flow vanishes.
We don’t see the same results coming from the same effort.
We grow tired, get a bit disheartened.
Answers elude us.
What got us here doesn’t look like it’s going to get us to next stage.
Then one day it hits us. I am stuck and I don’t know how to get unstuck.
Our frustration deepens and we start to wonder if we are the right person to be leading our church into its future.
We casually start to look around for other opportunities. We contemplate giving up, moving on.
Even becoming a gardener begins to look attractive.
I know these feelings oh so well.
During my 30 years of pastoring Perth Australia I had seasons of struggling with these feelings and 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 get unstuck.
Let me help you get unstuck.
In today’s complex world every pastor needs an experienced coach to help them navigate current leadership challenges
Pastoring has dramatically changed this century and a new day demands a new approach
Pastors focussed on church growth end up frustrated and confused by the lack of results
Every church gets healthier when fresh eyes look at current programs and routines
You will get clarity about your immediate next steps as you focus on the key elements that improve church health
John will help you focus on improving the growth engines of your church which will boost your church’s health
Your goal may be increased attendance, more leaders, balancing ministry and family, raising more money or building emotional resilience. John will help you achieve a measurable outcome.
You will receive follow up coaching from John as he supports you in the implementation of the consult recommendations
You will benefit from John’s consulting ministry which exposes him to current best practices around the globe
John has 30 years of pastoral leadership experience and has conducted over 130 consults and provides a safe and empathic place for you
I pastored for 30 years at our church, C3 Church Hepburn Heights and led our church through generational renewal.
We saw our church grow while planting a new church every 3 years and also built a new, multi-million dollar worship centre.
In 2012 I founded Grow a Healthy Church and have conducted over 140 on-site, church consults in 5 nations.
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.
I have been married for 43 years and have a wonderful family with 2 married children and 4 ‘perfect’ grandsons.
Comprehensive analysis of 12 key health indicators in your church
John spends 6 hours with the pastor discussing key issues facing your church
Evaluation of 7 key metrics of your church
Training session for your key leaders
Comprehensive online survey of your key leaders
Introduce current best governance practices
Preach in your Sunday service
Two months free membership of the Hub, your one stop resource centre
On the last day of the consult John presents a comprehensive, written report with reflections of your church’s health and clear, next step recommendations
John coaches the pastor for 12 months to help them implement the recommendations
$600 deposit. Remaining fee due 7 days after the consult
Sunday – Sunday Service ministry, Pastor Interview, Board Coaching
Monday – Pastor interview, Key Leader Training
Tuesday – present recommendations
30 min monthly coaching sessions for 12 months
No. All offerings and honorariums received during a visit can be deducted from the annual fee.
In Australia John’s airfare to the nearest capital city is covered. Internationally, client churches share the cost of an economy airfare.