You Can Get Unstuck
with a

Grow a Healthy Church Consult


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

It's exhilarating.

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

And then something happens.

Growth stalls.

Barriers emerge.

The flow we had has vanished.

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.

I've been there and yes, I even dreamed of how nice it would be to be a gardener.

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

Today I spend my days helping pastors look at their church with a fresh set of eyes.

I help them get unstuck.

Let me help you get unstuck.

John Finkelde


John's Church Consult Will Deliver Outcomes

Six tangible benefits

# 1 You will get clear next steps

You will get clarity about your immediate next steps as you focus on the growth engines in your church

# 2 You will achieve your specific goals

Your goal may be increased attendance, more leaders, balancing ministry and family, raising more money or building emotional resilience. Whatever it is, I will help you achieve your goal

# 3 You will be supported

You will receive follow up coaching from John as he supports you in the implementation of the recommendations.

# 4 You will apply current best practice in your leadership

Yesterday's insights no longer cut it in a world that is moving into greater complexity

# 5 You will focus on the important not the urgent

Your focus will be on the important elements of your church through increased accountability and support

# 6 You will find a safe place with an empathetic pastor

John has 30 years of pastoral experience and has conducted over 110 consults and will provide a safe and empathetic place for you

About John Finkelde

I have 30 years of pastoral experience. 

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

7 years ago I founded Grow a Healthy Church and have conducted over 110 on-site, church consults in 4 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 41 years and have a wonderful family with 2 married children and 4 'perfect' grandsons.

What happens in a consult?

Comprehensive analysis of

10 key health indicators 

in your church



6 hours with the pastor discussing key issues

facing your church


Evaluation of 7 key metrics of your church



2 training sessions for your

key leaders and volunteers



Introduce current best governance practices


Interviews with 6 of your key leaders



Preach in your Sunday service


Contemporary resources to equip you to grow a healthy church



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 and thus improve your church's health and position it for growth



What Pastors Say About John Finkelde


As we followed John's recommendations the number of adults serving in our church grew from 52% to 81%

Ian Borkent | Lead Pastor C3 Rivers Church Netherlands


Working with John has empowered me. Plus I now feel confident to empower my leaders

Steve O'Donoghue | Senior Pastor Gateway Church Australia


In the last 12 months we have seen 19% growth in our congregation size due to John's recommendations

Chris Carmody | Pastor Church on Tarwin Australia


John is a great listener and has given us simple, doable, good, old fashioned common sense advice

David Warwick | Senior Pastor Real Life Church Australia


John left us with a very clear roadmap, plan and blueprint for the next 18 months

Barry Farmilo | Lead Pastor C3 North Shore New Zealand

Is a Consult Right For You?

A Grow a Healthy Church Consult is are not for everyone. Is it right for you?

Who is this for?

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    Church leaders looking to improve their church's health
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    Church leaders wanting empathetic support
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    Church leaders who feel stuck
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    Church leaders looking for fresh perspectives
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    Church leaders wanting proven strategies
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    Church leaders who want to kick more goals
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    Church leaders keen to grow leadership pipeline
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    Church leaders wanting to grow their churches
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    Church leaders wanting to raise more money


Access these bonuses when you have a consult

Bonus # 1

Free Hub for One Month

You get one month's free access to John's church growth Hub, a one stop resource centre for pastors and church leaders.

Bonus # 2

Access to a private Facebook Group

You will have access to John's private Facebook Group which is exclusive for members of his church growth Hub and consulting/coaching clients.

What Pastors Say About A Consult

Ps Tim Rowlands Chester UK

Ps Kevin Thomas QLD Australia

Ps Jim Yap NSW Australia

Ps Chris and Ruth Brown NSW Australia

Ps Justin Pearson NSW Australia

Ps Martin de Jong Utrecht The Netherlands


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    ANNUAL $600 deposit then $4200 at end of consult
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    PAYMENT PLAN $600 deposit then $399/ month for 12 months after consult
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    AIRFARES IN AUSTRALIA John's airfare to the nearest capital city is paid by GaHC
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    AIRFARES INTERNATIONAL client churches share the cost of an economy fare
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    ACCOMMODATION costs covered by church
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    HONORARIUM any honorariums received during visit can be deducted from fee


Here are answers to some frequently asked questions:

What does a consult itinerary look like?

How many coaching sessions are included?

Are offerings or honorariums for ministry expected above and beyond the fee?

Can I see a sample report?

Does GaHC cover any airfares as part of the packages?

What is the fee for a consult?

Do you have any sponsor options?

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