John Finkelde


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I have 30 years pastoral leadership experience at C3 Church Hepburn Heights, Western Australia, initially as a team pastor for 10 years and then as the senior pastor for 20 years.

We built a large, regional, multi-generational, healthy church that has impacted its local community through innovative programs and multiplied itself through church planting both locally and overseas.

I have led inter-denominational groups, such as the Perth Christian Minister's Fellowship, and have also ministered extensively throughout Australia and internationally.

Amongst other things I love the fact that our church has planted 6 churches in the last 20 years and has 67% of our adults in connect groups.

In 2012 my wife Dianne and I transitioned our church to stellar next generation leaders raised in our church.

Our church has now sent us out to be specialist ministers in the wider body of Christ, specifically to partner with pastors to grow healthy churches.

I love shooting things with my Canon 60D, thrashing around in surf, the fact that my MA (Lead) is finished and I am fond of my Android gadgets. Dianne, my wife of over 35 years, loves scenic flights, shopping, ad

Where to find John Finkelde online


Preaching in a Whatever World
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 6,720. Language: Australian English. Published: September 28, 2020. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christian Ministry / Preaching
Every preacher wants to be preaching the word with impact however our whatever world tries to drown out the life-changing message of the Scriptures. John Finkelde delivers practical and easy to understand advice on how to cut through the noise.
How to Recruit, Retain and Motivate Volunteers
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 8,050. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christian Church / Growth, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christian Ministry / Pastoral Resources
Draw upon John Finkelde’s 30 years of experience as a pastor and start increasing your volunteer base today. Each chapter presents powerful concepts and practical steps you can take to: Lead a recruitment drive. Train volunteers utilizing current best practices. Build a leadership pipeline. Turn volunteers into leaders of volunteers.