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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!
Repositioning for Greater Impact!


Coming your way on September 20 will be exciting news about the expansion of Finishers Project in order to have even greater impact in connecting God's people with the good works he has been preparing them to do!

"Fruit" for Thought


In my high school years I worked in the apple orchards in Wenatchee, Washington. I had to arrive early to move sprinkler lines before the apple pickers arrived. But no matter how early I arrived, the orchard owner was always there first, making his way through the entire orchard checking on the readiness of the crop.


Each morning when the pickers arrived they wanted to start on the trees closest to the loading dock and with the lowest branches. But because the owner had just gone through the orchard, he knew which trees needed to be picked that day. So the owner of the orchard, knowing the size and experience of the various pickers and where they could best function, sent his workers where he knew they needed to be.


As Lord of the spiritual harvest needed in our world, our Father not only knows where to send each one of his workers, he has been specifically preparing each one for that assignment. Scripture also informs us that God has designed the actual work for us to do before we even arrive!


Sometimes it's good to stop and reflect on our orchard assignment. Have we listened to the orchard owner and gone to the tree he prepared us for, or have we been like some of the apple pickers who just wanted to stay close to their starting place and pick the low-hanging fruit?   "Fruit" for thought. . . . 

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 

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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
  • Mission:TEACH Director - Location open - full 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