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 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.
Six tangible benefits
You will get clarity about your immediate next next steps as you focus on the growth engines in your church
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
You will receive follow up coaching from John as he supports you in the implementation of the recommendations.
Yesterday's insights no longer cut it in a world that is moving into greater complexity
Your focus will be on the important elements of your church through increased accountability and support
John has 30 years of pastoral experience and has conducted over 110 consults and will provide a safe and empathetic place for you
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.
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
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
A Grow a Healthy Church Consult is are not for everyone. Is it right for you?
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.
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
Here are answers to some frequently asked questions:
Sunday – Sunday Service ministry, Leader interviews, Key Leader Training
Monday – Pastor interview, Leader interviews, Board Coaching
Tuesday – Pastor interview, Leader interviews, Volunteer Training
Wednesday – present recommendations
There two options for the 12 months of coaching:
6 sessions, 45 min - 60 min long
12 sessions, 30 min long
No. All offerings and honorariums received during a visit can be deducted from the annual fee.
Yes. Just register your interest below and a sample report will be emailed to you
In Australia John’s airfare to the nearest capital city is covered. Internationally, client churches share the cost of an economy airfare.
There are two options:
ANNUAL $600 deposit then $4200 at end of consult
PAYMENT PLAN $600 deposit then $399/ month for 12 months after consult
Yes. We now have churches and individuals who help cover a percentage of the consult fee.
Only available in Australia, NZ, UK, North America and Europe
Conditions apply. Contact us for more details.
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