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PO Box 12649 Chandler, AZ 85248 


PH. 480.584.5448
Fax 480.584.5336

Contact Our Staff: 

Chief Innovation Officer
VP of Operations
Agency Relations 
Partner Support Coordinator 
Ele Parrott 
Partner Meeting Coordinator
Colleen Erdmann
Web Site Development     
National Forums Director
The Journey Deepens Director
MissionNext Director
VP of Business Development
Director of Coaching
VP of Program Development

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November 16-18, 2012
Atlanta area, GA 
Des Moines, IA

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The Bridge is provided to keep you abreast of news pertaining to Finishers Project.  We trust that you will find this helpful and informative!
Why Do We Do It?
  • Since its inception Finishers has held 25 Finishers Forums, all designed to help mid-life adults discover new ways to invest their lives for greater Kingdom impact.
  • Our weekend retreats called The Journey Deepens have coached scores of individuals on their journey to cross-cultural ministries.
  • The Finishers website has been the avenue for thousands of people to discover ministry fits around the world by filling out a personal profile and then being matched to ministry opportunities where their unique abilities, passions, and availability are just what are needed.
  • Our Mission:TEACH website has provided hundreds of teachers, administrators and staff members for schools in mission contexts worldwide.
  • Seeing a large number of Gen-X adults using our website prompted the formation of our MissionNext website to help mobilize Gen-Xers into missions.
  • In addition to our North American focus, God has used our founder to develop similar mobilization efforts in Australia, Canada, Brazil, and several African countries.
  • We are currently forming a new ministry to help connect business people with opportunities to use their business skills to make an impact for God's Kingdom.


Just a few years ago there were two faithful, God-inspired people starting this ministry now known as Finishers Project. Today there are fifteen people, based in several cities in North America, giving leadership and support to this rapidly expanding ministry to mobilize more workers for the harvest.


The recent growth in the areas of ministry and increased staff members has provided the unique opportunity to reposition ourselves for greater impact. We have just completed an historic week with all of our staff in which we prayerfully and carefully organized this multi-faceted mobilization effort in order to, Lord willing, realize a greater impact around the world.


On September 20 we will be unveiling those plans! That day we will make the first official announcement during the North American Mission Leaders conference in the Chicago area.


So why do we do what we do? The scripture still stands: an abundant harvest is ready, and more workers are needed. We believe God is daily preparing people to be those workers. We are asking him to help us discover them and mobilize them into harvest work through the various ministry initiatives he has developed through Finishers.



Des Moines Area Finishers Forum

October 26-27, 2012  

Johnston EFC 

      This FINISHERS FORUM will provide you with insights into options in missions that are surprisingly suited for your skills and passions.The Des Moines area Finishers Forum will be hosted by Johnston Evangelical Free Church, 9901 NW 62nd Avenue, Johnston, Iowa 50131.
  • October 26-27, 2012 
  • Registration $69 until Oct 15, then $89 per person. Includes plenary sessions, workshops, interactive time with mission reps, conference notebook, breakfast and lunch
  • Save $20 for early registration (before Oct 15)
  • For more information CLICK HERE 

Deepen your Journey and

Discover your Next Step 


Are you considering your role in missions?   Join us at The Journey Deepens Retreat this fall at one of these locations to explore what it is like to serve in missions and to discover whether God is preparing you to go yourself or leading you to help others go.

This retreat is for anyone considering missions-related ministry: adults and students alike. Registration is limited so each person can interact directly with the missions coaches and speakers.  


The Journey Deepens weekend retreat will deepen your relationship with Jesus and help you discover your personal role in spreading the gospel to the nations.
Topics include:   preparation, discovering God's will, utilizing your personal skills and interests, family and financial concerns, spiritual warfare, opportunities, and needs of mission agencies.   You will leave the retreat with specific next steps for your personal journey.


Register online at, or call Cathy at (918) 640-2986 for more information.


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Help Needed For Finishers
      We are growing!   That is very pleasing and exciting for us. At the same time, we are in need of additional staff members to help support this growth.


  • Executive Assistant to the President - would work out of the Arizona office - full time
  • Web Developer - Location open - full or part time
  • Development Officer - Location open - full or part time


      Note: All of us in Finishers either raise our financial support or are self-supported. If you are interested in any of these positions, please go to our website, click on the "Positions With Finishers" link in the upper right corner, then click on the Easy Inquiry link and follow the steps. Thank you.

Thanks for your interest in Finishers Project!
We'd love to hear how God is working in your life
and how we can pray for you! 
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   Don Parrott
   CEO, Finishers Project