The Carey Nieuwhof Leadership Podcast

Alpha's Nicky Gumbel and Archie Coates, the Vicar of Holy Trinity Brompton, discuss the keys to church revitalization in a post-Christian era and how to create a vibrant church culture. Plus, they share field notes on Archie's succession to become Vicar of Holy Trinity Brompton after Nicky Gumbel stepped back.

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THE ART OF LEADERSHIP ACADEMY

What if you could get coaching from me and some of the guests on this podcast? Every single month, that's exactly what the leaders inside the Art of Leadership Academy do. We hop on a Zoom call to talk through the challenges people are facing so you can learn from each other, with each other, and from world-class experts.

On August 8th, Patrick Lencioni is joining us as a special guest to help you leverage your Working Genius. To join, visit https://careynieuwhof.com/livecoaching

 

COMPASSION

As a pastor, I knew child sponsorship was an opportunity for my church to make an impact worldwide and I trusted Compassion International to make that happen. Learn more about hosting your own Compassion Sunday at compassion.com/carey

 

 

 

TIMESTAMPS:

Church Decline and Hope for the Future (00:07:01)

 

Church Decline and Global Growth (00:13:01)

 

Leadership Challenges (00:18:28)

 

Leadership and Succession (00:30:37)

 

Succession in Leadership (00:41:21)

 

Facing the Challenges of Succession (00:44:14)

 

Momentum in the Church (00:57:07)

 

Leadership Challenges (01:00:34)

 

Building Projects (01:08:34)

 

Cultural Building (01:12:11)

 

Alpha as an operating system (01:16:44)

 

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In this episode, Carey Nieuwhof breaks down four distinct communication styles typical of dying, stagnant, shallow, and growing churches. He also gives you the tools you need to break out of a rut to become a more powerful and effective communicator.

The #1 factor people look for in a church is the quality of the preaching. 

In fact, 86% of people choose a church based on that.

So, what separates preachers and communication in dying, stagnant, shallow, and growing churches? That’s what we’re discussing in this podcast episode.

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This episode is sponsored by:

THE ART OF LEADERSHIP ACADEMY

Every single month inside the Art of Leadership Academy,  we hop on a Zoom call to talk through the challenges leaders are facing so you can learn from each other, with each other, and from world-class experts.

On August 8th, Patrick Lencioni is joining us as a special guest to help you leverage your Working Genius. To join, visit https://careynieuwhof.com/livecoaching

 

OUTREACH

Discover how your church can get involved in the Back to Church Sunday movement happening this fall. Go to BackToChurch.com to learn more.

 

 

 

TIMESTAMPS:

Quality of Preaching and Communication (00:03:30)

 

Factors of Great Communication (00:06:05)

 

Expressing a Compelling Idea (00:07:02)

 

Elements of Great Delivery (00:09:12)

 

Sermon Impact Matrix (00:13:55)

 

Irrelevant Talks (00:14:58)

 

Academic Messages (00:16:09)

 

Trivial Messages (00:17:14)

 

Powerful Messages (00:19:13)

 

 

 

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Rich Villodas discusses how to know whether your soul is in danger, the exact disciplines and strategies he uses to maintain and grow his personal integrity, how he's approaching the 2024 Election differently, and why many Christians are on the broad—not the narrow—path.

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This episode is sponsored by:

GLOO+

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TENX10

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TIMESTAMPS:

Maintaining moral integrity and Christian virtue (00:05:53)

 

Personal habits to protect integrity (00:08:38)

 

Navigating public feedback and success (00:12:26)

 

Financial Meeting Practices (00:21:19)

 

Healthy Board Relationships (00:23:32)

 

Slowing Down in a Fast-Paced World (00:28:41)

 

Balancing Spiritual Health and Performance with Staff (00:32:09)

 

The Deeply Formed Life for Kids in a Smartphone Era (00:34:42)

 

Approach to the upcoming election year (00:38:19)

 

Mistake made in 2016 election (00:40:40)

 

The Narrow Path book and the sermon on the mount (00:42:56)

 

Nurturing anger and breaking the cycle of outrage (00:49:29)

 

Naming Injustices with Love (00:54:12)

 

Money and Anxiety (00:55:13)

 

Stewardship and Generosity (00:57:20)

 

Living a Generous Life (01:04:44)

 

 

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Brad Hill, Chief Solutions Officer at Gloo and former President of Ministry Brands, discusses how to double your church outreach and reach more people, the NIHITO principle, and the early adopter advantage in the future of tech and AI.

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This episode is sponsored by:

COMPASSION

As a pastor, I knew child sponsorship was an opportunity for my church to make an impact worldwide and I trusted Compassion International to make that happen. Learn more about hosting your own Compassion Sunday at https://compassion.com/carey

 

GENERIS

Generis is on a mission to close the gap between your current resources and your God-inspired vision. For free financial reporting resources and tools to better understand your church's generosity health visit http://generis.com/carey

 

 

TIMESTAMPS:

Changes in church approach to ministry (00:06:45)

Early adopters in tech (00:07:22)

Early Adopters and Innovation (00:15:41)

Laggards and Risk Tolerance (00:18:26)

Tech Resources and Ministry (00:23:26)

Rapid Scale and Acquisitions (00:27:31)

Challenges in Christian Giving (00:34:35)

The Evolution of the Church (00:36:44)

The Role of Technology in the Church (00:41:23)

Future Possibilities with AI (00:46:45)

The potential of AI in ministry (00:49:14)

Challenges and opportunities in embracing AI (00:51:34)

Effectiveness of church outreach (00:55:30)

Challenges in following up on outreach leads (00:59:25)

Improving conversion rate in outreach (01:03:59)

Engaging Volunteers in Digital First Response (01:07:01)

Timeliness in Responding (01:09:23)

Importance of Customer Retention (01:11:32)

Cultivating Curiosity and Creativity (01:14:21)

 

 

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Priscilla Shirer, author, evangelist, actress, and speaker, discusses how to improve your communication skills, how she learned acting skills, and how actors learn to cry on demand. 

 

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OVERFLOW

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SUBSPLASH

Out of the 168 hours in a week, how many hours does your church actually have the full attention of your people? That’s where Subsplash comes in. Today you can join 17,000 other churches who partner with Subsplash to go beyond Sunday and make disciples. Go to subsplash.com/carey to get $500 off when you sign up.

 

 

TIMESTAMPS:

The early signs of leadership (00:16:02)

Unexpected paths and opportunities (00:18:19)

Pursuing excellence and learning from experts (00:23:11)

Developing acting skills (00:26:16)

Discussing the upcoming movie "The Forge" (00:33:55)

The evolution of Christian entertainment (00:36:19)

Simplicity as success (00:50:00)

Fear of not delivering enough value (00:51:26)

Supporting female leaders (00:55:27)

 

 

 

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Steve Cuss talks about how to recognize if you have chronic anxiety (or anxieties). Steve and Carey discuss how to handle people who get their kicks out of kicking the leader and the problem with the complex job descriptions of Lead Pastors.

 

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BELAY

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TIMESTAMPS:

 

Wearing multiple hats as a pastor (00:06:41)

Dealing with criticism and anxiety (00:13:10)

The complicated job description (00:16:14)

Compassion fatigue and news exposure (00:19:36)

Unique challenges of pastors (00:21:33)

Lead pastor mistakes and learning (00:30:20)

Health assessment of younger leaders (00:35:59)

Generational differences in anxiety (00:36:55)

Understanding anxiety types (00:42:04)

Managing chronic anxiety (00:45:59)

Trauma and the body (01:00:39)

The importance of self-care (01:04:09)

Synchronizing emotions with the gospel (01:07:05)

Challenges of leadership and unrealistic expectations (01:08:30)

Perpetuating well-meaning legalism in the church (01:09:47)

Focus on self-improvement and well-being (01:13:26)

 

 

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Dr. Alison Cook discusses how therapy has become the new church. She and Carey also discuss the dangers of spiritual bypassing, what to do when you want to escape your life, and how much cognitive dissonance is normal for leaders.

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COMPASSION

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TIMESTAMPS:

The rise of therapy in the culture (00:00:01)

Therapy as the new church (00:00:20)

The intersection of faith and psychology (00:02:04)

Challenges in the church regarding mental health (00:04:38)

The dangers of spiritual bypassing (00:19:02)

The need for deep transformational work (00:28:34)

The impact of compulsive availability (00:31:15)

The normality of escape fantasies and cognitive dissonance (00:39:01)

Dealing with shame in a religious context (00:46:13)

Shame and its neurobiology (00:46:15)

Understanding shame and guilt (00:47:15)

The practice of Naming, Framing, and Braving (00:50:51)

The challenge of numbness in leadership (00:53:51)

Addressing toxic leadership situations (01:01:59)

Options for dealing with toxic environments (01:06:46)

The importance of healthy communities (01:08:59)

 

 

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Every organization and every church has them: toxic people. But how do you spot them? In this teaching, Carey Nieuwhof covers six subtle signs leaders miss. Carey outlines exactly what you need to do to make sure you limit the impact of toxic people in your church and shows you what you need to do to stack your team with healthy leaders.

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THE ART OF TEAM LEADERSHIP

Thousands of leaders have used the material in The Art of Team Leadership to grow their leadership and learn how to better lead, manage, and motivate a team. You can learn more by visiting theartofteamleadershipcourse.com.

 

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TIMESTAMPS:

Toxicity and its Impact (00:00:04)

Introduction to Toxic People (00:01:02)

Recognizing Toxic Behavior (00:02:51)

Metaphor of Toxicity (00:04:53)

The Leader's Role in Addressing Toxicity (00:06:49)

Obvious Signs of Toxic Behavior (00:07:50)

Subtle Signs of Toxic Behavior (00:08:55)

Reciprocity and Dominance in Relationships (00:11:05)

Seeking Attention and Hijacking Conversations (00:13:27)

Early Engagement and Frequent Communication (00:14:30)

The signs of toxic behavior (00:16:20)

Types of people: Wise, foolish, and evil (00:19:12)

Dealing with foolish behavior (00:23:19)

Handling evil people (00:25:33)

Stacking the organization with wise people (00:27:36)

Creating a healthy culture (00:28:47)

 

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Legendary leadership expert Ken Blanchard and Randy Conley talk about the backstory of the One Minute Manager. They also discuss seagull management, the power of simplicity and brevity, and how to stay fit, engaged, and contributing at age 85.

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This episode is sponsored by:

COMPASSION

As a pastor, I knew child sponsorship was an opportunity for my church to make an impact worldwide and I trusted Compassion International to make that happen. Learn more about hosting your own Compassion Sunday at http://compassion.com/carey

 

GLOO

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TIMESTAMPS:

Co-authorship and Writing Process (00:07:40)

The One Minute Manager (00:18:28)

Spiritual Foundation of Leadership (00:24:23)

Simplicity in Leadership (00:26:30)

Development of Situational Leadership (00:29:10)

Focus on Middle Management (00:35:32)

Influencing Top Managers (00:37:19)

Seagull Management (00:37:54)

Creating Memorable Metaphors (00:39:21)

Ego's Anonymous (00:41:27)

Servant Leadership (00:48:44)

Refiring at 85 (00:50:52)

Longevity in an Organization (00:55:07)

The One Minute Reprimand to Redirect (00:59:45)

Fear and Trust (01:00:55)

Unequal Treatment and Fairness (01:03:38)

Leadership in Absence (01:05:53)

Collaboration and Leadership (01:10:01)

 

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James (JP) Poulter talks about the best and worst-case scenarios for AI in the next decade, practical AI tools you should start using now, and the pastoral implications for AI for every church leader.

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This episode is sponsored by:

THE ART OF LEADERSHIP LIVE

If you’re looking to level up your leadership and level up your church, I'm hosting my very first conference — the Art of Leadership LIVE — in Dallas, Texas, from September 16th-18th. 

It's time to break free from what's been holding you back. You can secure your spot by visiting theartofleadershiplive.com

 

TENX10

Our friends at TENx10 are committed to making faith matter more to the next generation, and right now, they’re offering you a free five-minute assessment called the Relational Discipleship Inventory that measures your youth ministry’s efforts.

Visit TENx10.org/RDI today to complete your free assessment!

 

 

TIMESTAMPS:

Discussion on the threats of AI (00:05:53)

Ethical considerations in technology development (00:13:21)

Worst Case Scenarios for AI (00:21:57)

Best Case Scenarios for AI (00:25:49)

Perplexity and Beautiful AI (00:29:40)

Comparison of Cloud and ChatGPT (00:32:09)

Training Data and Applications of Language Models (00:35:11)

Conversational AI and its Importance (00:38:50)

Ecclesia's Agenda (00:42:34)

Church's response to AI (00:46:56)

Integration of AI in ministry (00:48:27)

Understanding and using AI responsibly (00:50:07)

Transparency and disclosure with AI usage (00:54:49)

Ethical Use of AI (01:02:01)

Humanizing Tasks with AI (01:03:46)

AI in Church Ministry (01:07:43)

Empowering with AI (01:09:12)

Responsibility and regulation (01:12:47)

 

 

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Direct download: CNLP_656_With_JP-Poulter.mp3
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William Ury, co-founder of the Harvard Program on Negotiation and one of the world's leading experts on negotiation, coaches leaders on how to fire underperforming staff and handle angry church members. Plus, he shares strategies and tactics he's used negotiating with Donald Trump, Kim Jong Un (and Dennis Rodman), de-escalating nuclear conflict and negotiating peace in the Middle East.

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GLOO

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Go to subsplash.com/carey to get $500 off when you sign up.

 

TIMESTAMPS:

William Ury's background and expertise (00:03:07)

The impact of Ury's paper on Middle East peace negotiations (00:07:48)

The role of anthropology in negotiation (00:15:53)

Case study: Camp David negotiations (00:19:06)

Reframing positions into Interests (00:33:41)

Averting Nuclear War (00:36:33)

Trump's Victory Speech (00:38:35)

Meeting Dennis Rodman (00:39:32)

Negotiating with Kim Jong Un (00:41:14)

The Framework (00:45:53)

Negotiating with yourself (00:47:02)

Negotiation strategies (00:57:16)

The Third Side (00:57:46)

Leadership and conflict resolution (01:00:30)

Congregational conflict (01:01:54)

Negotiation and compromise (01:03:48)

Conflict in staff management (01:11:26)

Dealing with employee layoffs (01:15:20)

Handling emotionally charged situations (01:16:26)

Negotiating with a president (01:20:03)

Managing conflict in a congregational setting (01:24:40)

Navigating turbulent times in the church (01:32:04)

Negotiation insights (01:34:43)

The role of the church in conflict resolution (01:55:56)

 

 

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Matt Chandler joins the conversation today and opens up about hitting the wall in his late thirties. He discusses recovering from a dead heart and from brain cancer, lessons he learned from his leave of absence after an Instagram exchange, and gives some incredibly insightful lessons on how to revitalize a dying church.

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This episode is sponsored by:

THE ART OF LEADERSHIP LIVE

I recently took a look at the list of leaders who are registered for my first ever conference this September in Dallas, Texas - The Art of Leadership Live and let me tell you, it's shaping up to be quite a stellar group of people.

I'm already excited to connect with a number of people I've met before — some of whom have even been guests on this podcast

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TIMESTAMPS:

Impact of childhood experiences on extroversion (00:07:05)

Realization of calling to ministry (00:09:01)

Struggles and self-awareness in late 30s (00:15:36)

The impact of childhood on identity (00:19:26)

Communication style and personal experiences (00:22:50)

Revitalization of Village Church (00:29:01)

Challenges and changes in leadership (00:31:06)

Challenges of church growth (00:36:26)

Lessons from mistakes (00:43:08)

Facing personal crisis (00:47:18)

Empathy for those in distress (00:56:57)

Lessons from a ministry interruption (00:59:30)

Power imbalance and influence (01:08:37)

Enduring marriage and leadership (01:11:42)

Living out the Gospel in daily life (01:17:43)

The Overcomers Podcast and Book (01:20:52)

 

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Direct download: CNLP_654_With_Matt-Chandler.mp3
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Global investment banker, financier, and philanthropist Ken Costa talks about the 100 trillion dollar wealth transfer that's happening over the next decade as Boomers pass on their wealth to their Millennial and Gen Z children. He discusses what happens when the next generation inherits that much money and the key to wealth for beginning investors.

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GLOO

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TENX10

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TIMESTAMPS:

Misconceptions about money and faith (00:10:45)

Compound interest and investment (00:22:16)

The $100 trillion wealth transfer (00:25:40)

Influence of wealth transfer on the housing market (00:28:44)

Impact of technology and inheritance (00:32:06)

Generational divide and church's role (00:35:16)

Technology's empowering role (00:38:49)

Preparing for the wealth transfer (00:43:09)

Churches and estate planning (00:46:05)

The vision for generational unity (00:50:29)

Financial advice for younger generations (00:52:31)

 

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Direct download: CNLP_653_With__Ken-Costa.mp3
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41% of Americans experience burnout after taking time off in the summer. In this episode, Carey breaks down why rest isn't enough to sustain a leader.

He explains what's at stake when you return from vacation (or Sabbatical) and continue to lead tired. Carey outlines four strategies that will help you sustain peak leadership performance after you return from your summer break.

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TIMESTAMPS:

The problem with time off (00:00:02) 

Rethinking rest (00:01:00) 

The impact of burnout (00:02:02) 

The importance of sustainable pace (00:04:02) 

Time and energy audit (00:15:09) 

Categorical decision making (00:17:53) 

Managing energy (00:21:40) 

Finding non-work focus (00:24:23)

 

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UnSeminary's Rich Birch returns to the podcast to talk about what growing churches are doing right now, the first 100 days of a new attender's journey at your church, whether to live stream or not live stream your services, and how to create a compelling invite culture at your church.

If you're looking for a conversation about practical church growth, this is it!

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This episode is sponsored by:

 

GLOO

With texting, your messages are guaranteed to be seen. Thanks to our friends at Gloo, you don’t need to squeeze another subscription into your budget to make it happen. Visit gloo.us/freetexting.

 

OVERFLOW

With Overflow+ Tap, your church can now tap their phone against the seat in front of them and instantly be transported to your giving page. Head to overflow.co/carey to learn more.

 

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TIMESTAMPS

Church growth trends and diversity (00:07:21) 

Increasing Diversity in Churches (00:15:02) 

The Impact of Diversity on Church Attendance (00:19:39)

Streamlining Newcomer Pathways (00:21:09) 

The 100-Day Connection Window (00:22:07) 

The Shift from Foyer to Online Engagement (00:24:46) 

Creating Accessible Encounters (00:26:13) 

Building Community Spaces (00:29:37) 

Challenges of engaging online attendees (00:31:18) 

Impact of church decisions on culture engagement (00:35:11) 

Building a Compelling Volunteer Experience (00:44:51) 

Understanding the Diffusion of Innovation Curve (00:45:42) 

Equipping People for Invite Culture (00:46:33) 

Strategies for Creating an Invite Culture (00:49:28) 

Leveraging Shareable Weekend Teaching (00:52:41)

Strategic use of events and gimmicks (01:04:50) 

Differentiating Sundays (01:11:28) 

The invite culture litmus test (01:13:26) 

Leveraging time change Sunday (01:16:28) 

Building strategies around data (01:17:14) 

Unlocking invite culture (01:18:03)

 

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Dr. Gavin Adams, former Woodstock City Church Lead Pastor and entrepreneur, talks about why leading a church is harder than leading a business.

He also discusses overcoming your insecurity as a leader when working with gifted people and offers top advice from Home Depot, Popeye's, and Coca-Cola on leading and scaling change.

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THE ART OF LEADERSHIP ACADEMY

You can keep learning from your own mistakes, or you can fast-track your growth and learn directly from people who have been in your shoes before—including me. I'm active in the Art of Leadership Academy community almost every day each week, and it's truly me... not a bot, AI, or team member.

You can learn more and join today at theartofleadershipacademy.com. Leave worrying and agonizing in the past — it's time to start GROWING as a leader and as a church.

 

SUBSPLASH

Has there ever been a more distracting time to be alive? Subsplash puts the best of today’s technology into the hands of churches—to help you break through the noise and make disciples. Go to subsplash.com/carey to get $500 off when you sign up.

 

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Tara-Leigh Cobble talks about how and why she changed her mind on the power of digital discipleship, lessons from 350 million downloads on the Bible Recap podcast, how neurofeedback therapy and the Word of God transformed her brain and helped her sleep, and character traps young leaders need to avoid.

 

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THE ART OF LEADERSHIP LIVE

If you’re looking to level up your leadership and level up your church, I'm hosting my very first conference — the Art of Leadership LIVE — in Dallas, Texas, from September 16th-18th. 

http://www.theartofleadershiplive.com

 

BELAY

Strike the work-life balance you deserve. Text CAREY to 55123 to receive your free download of Belay's eBook, Rise Up & Lead Well.

https://resources.belaysolutions.com/cnlp

 

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Kadi Cole returns to discuss creating a safe space for self-reporting pastoral misconduct before it starts or before it escalates. Carey and Kadi dive into how this one thing could drastically change our churches.

Plus, Kadi shares why older female leaders often resist younger female leaders, the remaining pay gap between women and men on church staff, and how to equip business and church leaders to mentor the next generation.

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THE CHURCH NETWORK

Church leaders, the race we're running is a marathon, not a sprint, so don’t go it alone. You're invited to build community and grow with other church operational leaders at The Church Network Conference on July 9-12 in Lexington, KY.

http://www.thechurchnetwork.com/2024conference

 

GLOO

Want to break through the noise and connect with people at every step of their journey in faith? And save money while you do? Gloo+ gives you impressive benefits for introducing people to the radical love of Jesus.

Find out more at gloo.us/glooplus

 

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Lee Strobel, award-winning author and former journalist, talks about sharing truth in an age that doesn't believe in it.

Lee discusses logical trip lines, why the future of evangelism is probably relational and informational, and the best arguments for and against Christianity.

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THE CHURCH NETWORK

Church leaders, the race we're running is a marathon, not a sprint, so don’t go it alone. You're invited to build community and grow with other church operational leaders at The Church Network Conference on July 9-12 in Lexington, KY.

http://www.thechurchnetwork.com/2024conference

 

COMPASSION

Is your church united, both locally and globally? Partnering with Compassion in one of their 29 field countries is a great place to start.  Over the years, our church has held several very special weekends where we come together to sponsor children and Compassion equips us with excellence every time.

http://compassion.com/carey

 

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Prof G, Scott Galloway, joins the podcast for the first time to talk about why a generation of young men are filled with rage and shame and what we can do about it.

Plus, he discusses the biggest threat AI poses, offers an atheist's view on faith, and he and Carey rethink how to be the church. 

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GLOO

Did you know people respond to direct mailers 5 to 9 times more often than they do other channels like email and social media? Combine that with texting, and your church has a new outreach superpower.

Learn more at Gloo.us/GlooPlus

 

GENERIS

As a Church leader, you know about the importance of generosity, but do you know how to inspire people to live passionately generous lifestyles?

Whether you're on the verge of a campaign, or simply looking to transform the hearts of your church through generosity, the team at Generis provides custom solutions that will meet you and your church right where you are.

Visit generis.com/carey

 

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Jon Tyson talks about secularism and how to respond to the new obsession with identity. He discusses generational differences in the church, getting older in leadership, and what he learned from Eugene Peterson.

Plus, Jon dives into AI, technology, discipleship, and providing an alternative to the culture.

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THE CHURCH NETWORK

Church leaders, the race we're running is a marathon, not a sprint, so don’t go it alone. You're invited to build community and grow with other church operational leaders at The Church Network Conference on July 9-12 in Lexington, KY.

Register today at thechurchnetwork.com/2024conference

 

CHURCH.TECH

With a single click of a button, you can actually turn your message into small group guidance, devotions, social media content, and more.

Visit get.church.tech/carey/ to get started and use code CAREY at checkout.

 

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Annie F. Downs talks about how churches are missing opportunities in ministry to and with single men and women.

Plus, she discusses a new take on sexual purity, how to finish well, why your 50s, 60s, and 70s are your best decades, the state of publishing and podcasting, and lessons from New York.

 

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THE ART OF LEADERSHIP LIVE

I'm excited to announce the Art of Leadership LIVE, my first—ever leadership conference, which will be held in Dallas, Texas, this September. With a select group of leaders, you’ll be able to have the safe, unfiltered conversations you can’t have anywhere else, learn strategies that challenge and change you, and build connections with the right people. Early bird pricing is available for a limited time by visiting theartofleadershiplive.com.

 

GLOO

With Gloo's FREE texting service, it only takes 5 minutes to send that last-minute update, create a devotional, rally your volunteers, or even get more people praying. When you sign up you can send unlimited texts, free, forever. Go to gloo.us/freetexting to sign up.

 

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George Kamel talks about his rise from a college graduate intern at Dave Ramsey to an on-air personality. He outlines how to effectively pitch yourself to an influencer as a young leader, how to get noticed and promoted in leadership, shares EQ tips, and gives financial advice for Millennials and Gen Z in the new housing reality.

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THE ART OF LEADERSHIP LIVE

I'm excited to announce the Art of Leadership LIVE, my first—ever leadership conference, which will be held in Dallas, Texas, this September. With a select group of leaders, you’ll be able to have the safe, unfiltered conversations you can’t have anywhere else, learn strategies that challenge and change you, and build connections with the right people. Early bird pricing is available for a limited time by visiting theartofleadershiplive.com.

 

SUBSPLASH

Out of the 168 hours in a week, how many hours does your church actually have the full attention of your people? Subsplash puts the best of today’s technology into the hands of churches—to help you break through the noise and make disciples. Go to subsplash.com/carey to get $500 off when you sign up.

 

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Duck Dynasty's Willie and Korie Robertson share the backstory behind the rise of their A&E reality show and how they got started. Plus, Willie and Korie discuss the terrible side of rapid growth and how to make marriage, family, and friendship work when you're in the spotlight.

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CHURCH.TECH

Picture this: Your sermon transformed into text messages, mid-week encouragement, small group discussions, daily devotionals, and other materials that keep your congregation engaged. Just go to Church.Tech, upload your latest sermon, and discover all the ways your message will go further than ever. 

Get 10% off a subscription with my code CAREY2024.

 

PARKHILL

Is your church space no longer working for you? My friends at Parkhill are experts in designing spaces that your church community can utilize for years to come. Best part? They do it within YOUR budget, not theirs.

Visit https://parkhill.com/faith

 

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What's the value of imagining your own funeral? Daniel Harkavy, author and top leadership coach, discusses the significance of imagining your funeral when you're a young leader.

He and Carey dive into life planning, self-leadership, team effectiveness, and what separates the best leaders from the rest.

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OVERFLOW

What if church giving could be as simple as the contactless tap-to-pay methods in coffee shops? With Overflow+ Tap, your church can tap their phone against the seat in front of them and instantly be transported to your giving page.

Head to overflow.co/carey to learn how you can tap into the future of giving!

 

BELAY

BELAY wants you to spend your time doing what you do best. To help you get started, BELAY is offering listeners a free download of its resource, 24 Things to Stop Doing to Grow Your Church.

https://resources.belaysolutions.com/cnlp

 

 

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How do you plant a church without a playbook? Shauna Pilgreen discusses planting a church in San Francisco without a playbook, church planting mistakes, and best planting practices in a post-Christian and progressive culture.

Plus, Carey and Shauna explore how to communicate with deeply unchurched people.

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PARKHILL

Is your church space no longer working for you? My friends at Parkhill are experts in designing spaces that your church community can utilize for years to come. Best part? They do it within YOUR budget, not theirs.

 

GLOO

In Gloo's premier online marketplace, your church can find the tools you need to uplift your worship programs, strengthen leaders, and energize your Children's Ministry.

And with my code, CAREY20, you’ll unlock 20% off your ENTIRE order!

 

 

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Jeff Jones discusses rebranding Christianity. He and Carey talk about how to know what the community really thinks about your church or business and how to calculate the net promotor score for your church or business.

Plus, Jeff and Carey dive into what the church can learn from Dominos Pizza and other rebranding campaigns.

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CHURCH.TECH

Texting connects us to our communities, but creating meaningful content is draining. Church.Tech will craft texts, emails, and social posts from your sermon, ensuring your message stays consistent as it goes further than ever before.

Visit church.tech/texting

 

TENX10

TENx10 has collaborated with various youth ministry experts and organizations to bring you free tools for your youth ministry.

Access these free resources by visiting TENx10.org.

 

 

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Jon Chasteen talks about what he learned after being picked (at age 34) to be the senior pastor of a megachurch after the founding pastor's moral failure. He discusses the keys to leading broken churches and organizations you inherited, does a post-mortem on leading a church after a moral failure, and shares how to know when to kill what your predecessor built or when to leave it alone.

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THE ART OF LEADERSHIP ACADEMY

Fill in the leadership gaps of what you didn't learn in seminary. Between the private online community and 9+ leadership courses in the Art of Leadership Academy – you'll feel relaxed instead of pressured, calm instead of stressed, and planned instead of chaotic.

If you'd like to join, today is the day to jump in before the price goes up forever.

Join today at theartofleadershipacademy.com.

 

PARKHILL

As we better understand the way generations interact and Building Community becomes a more significant driver, we're seeing a strong pivot from the row to the circle, platform to table, and seats in the room to seats on campus. Church leader, if you're investing in facilities, you need to check out Parkhill. They're working with churches to find creative facility solutions that fit your budget. Visit parkhill.com/faith to learn more.

 

 

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Former Willow Creek Executive Pastor Tim Stevens unpacks the situation at Willow Creek Community Church in Chicago. In a transparent conversation, Tim dissects the dynamics of abuse at Willow Creek, outlines the problem with isolated leadership, and covers how to lead when you start with zero trust.

Tim and Carey also discuss how to build a new culture and find momentum as you reach the next generation.

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THE ART OF LEADERSHIP ACADEMY

Inside the Art of Leadership Academy, over the last two years, I've seen thousands of leaders gain confidence and clarity in their leadership and connect with a group of leaders they can grow with. Join today at theartofleadershipacademy.com.

 

CHURCH.TECH

With Church.Tech your church's message can go further than ever and you and your team can spend more time on what truly matters; engaging with your community and spreading the hope of Jesus. Turn your sermons into small group guides, devotionals, social media content, and more. Visit Church.Tech to get started and use code CAREY at checkout.

 

 

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Jennie Allen talks deeply about how to recover from feeling numb in life and leadership. She and Carey discuss untangling your emotions, Gen Z revival, and why there are no fake Christians left.

Plus, Jennie touches on the value of being raw and transparent.

 

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SUBSPLASH

Growing churches focus on discipleship in our digital world and your church can be one of them. Join 17,000 other churches partnering with Subsplash to make disciples in a hybrid reality at subsplash.com/carey and receive a $500 credit when you sign up.

 

GLOO

Gloo is your all-in-one marketplace equipped with everything leaders need to supercharge ministry – efficiently and impactfully. And they’ve got tons of resources and tools for Easter Sunday – it's all right there, ready for you to use today at gloo.us/Easter.

 

 

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Cal Newport returns to the podcast with advice to church leaders and business leaders on setting boundaries and how to not be available to your congregation and customers 24/7, every day of the week.

Plus, Cal discusses why pseudo-productivity leads to burnout and why slow productivity is the future for knowledge workers and thought leaders.

 

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PREACHING ACCELERATOR

This coming Monday—March 11th—I'm hosting a free 1-hour preaching accelerator. During the hour, you'll get 10 actionable steps to write and deliver clear, engaging, and memorable messages every time you preach.

To register for FREE, visit PreachingWorkshop.com

 

BELAY

BELAY wants you to spend your time on what you do best. To help you get started, BELAY is offering listeners a free download of their resource, 24 Things to Stop Doing to Grow Your Church

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Daryl Cripe has worked with hundreds of church leaders and boards of all sizes. He shares the one key (more than anything else) that can reverse the decline in small, mid-sized, and stuck large churches.

Plus, Daryl shares how your church can reach new people without spending money you don't have and how to hit the tipping point in church revitalization.

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THE ART OF LEADERSHIP ACADEMY

Where do you turn for advice about church leadership and growth? I host a community of growth-minded leaders. It's a place where we can tap into each other's wisdom and connect with people that we otherwise would never have crossed paths with.

Get instant access to an entire vault of online training programs and a private online community at TheArtOfLeadershipAcademy.com

 

 

CHURCH.TECH

With Church.Tech your church's message can go further than ever and you and your team can spend more time on what truly matters; engaging with your community and spreading the hope of Jesus. Turn your sermons into small group guides, devotionals, social media content, and more. 

Visit Church.Tech to get started and use code CAREY at checkout.

 

 

 

 

 

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Craig Groeschel is back on the podcast talking about the three things that are helping Life.Church grow right now. Plus, he spends time reflecting on his life and leadership over the last four decades and offers his best advice for leaders in their twenties, thirties, forties, and fifties.

Craig and Carey also discuss the power of pre-decisions and batch decision-making.

 

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CNLP 553: Craig Groeschel Breaks Down The Three Habits Every Leader Should Master

 

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CHURCH.TECH

With Church.Tech your church's message can go further than ever and you and your team can spend more time on what truly matters; engaging with your community and spreading the hope of Jesus. Turn your sermons into small group guides, devotionals, social media content, and more. Visit Church.Tech to get started.

 

GLOO

Easter deserves special attention–and Gloo's marketplace is your go-to destination for everything you need to make this Easter truly unforgettable. From powerful worship music to engaging kids' curriculum that brings the Easter story to life – it's all right there. Let Gloo help you with planning an experience that allows you to focus on what matters most – connecting with your people, your visitors, and your community. Make Easter more than just a service – make it an experience. Go to gloo.us/Easter.

 

 

 

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Jamie Kern Lima, best-selling author, Founder of IT Cosmetics, and former CEO of billion-dollar company L'Oreal, talks about overcoming fear and rejection.

Jamie discusses the difference between self-confidence and self-worth, why self-confidence always crumbles, and the real reason success is never enough to satisfy you.

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THE ART OF LEADERSHIP ACADEMY

I created the Art of Leadership Academy to equip church leaders with the practical resources, guidance, and connections we can't find anywhere else. The next time your church starts getting stuck, you can simply open up the App and the answer is just a video, guide, post, or DM away.  

Get instant access to an entire vault of online training programs and a private online community at TheArtOfLeadershipAcademy.com

 

GLOO

Let Gloo help you plan an Easter experience that allows you to focus on what truly matters – connecting with your people, your visitors, and your community. Make Easter more than just a service – make it an experience at gloo.us/marketplace.

 

 

 

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Dan Clark, CEO of Westfall Gold, talks about how to raise more money for your church or cause from high-net-worth donors.

Dan also shares why 89% of potential major givers don't give to their potential. Plus, Carey and Dan dive into the difference between scarcity and abundance thinking and how leaders can become more abundance-focused.

 

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THE ART OF LEADERSHIP ACADEMY

Where do you turn for advice about church leadership and growth? I host a community of growth-minded leaders. It's a place where we can tap into each other's wisdom and connect with people that we otherwise would never have crossed paths with.

Get instant access to an entire vault of online training programs and a private online community at TheArtOfLeadershipAcademy.com

 

OVERFLOW

With Overflow+ Tap, your church can tap their phone against the seat in front of them and be transported to the page of your choosing, from your giving page, to digital connection cards and more. 

 

 

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Direct download: CNLP_631_With_Dan-Clark.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:03am EDT

Adam Hamilton, pastor of the largest United Methodist Church in America, returns to the podcast to share field notes for other denominations and churches on what the United Methodists are learning about denominational divorce over LGBTQ.

Plus, Adam discusses how to fuse the best of the evangelical and mainline traditions when leading a church and how his church consistently sees its growth come from 66% unchurched people.

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SUBSPLASH

Growing churches focus on discipleship in our digital world and your church can be one of them. Join 17,000 other churches partnering with Subsplash to make disciples in a hybrid reality at subsplash.com/carey and receive a $500 credit when you sign up.

 

CHURCH.TECH

Pastors, spend more time on what truly matters—connecting with your community and spreading the message of Jesus. With one click, you can turn the sermon you're planning for Easter into discussion questions, small group guides, and more at Church.Tech.

 

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:05am EDT

Tod Bolsinger discusses why leadership is like canoeing the mountains these days, how to disappoint people at a rate they can absorb, and how to handle the sabotage and anxiety that come from leading a church.

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THE ART OF LEADERSHIP ACADEMY

Every single month in The Art of Leadership Academy, I host a Live Coaching Call, where we tackle the most pressing topics in ministry.

This month, Jeff Henderson is joining me to share actionable steps you can use in your church and to answer your questions.

If you want in on this month's Live Coaching Call, be sure to join BEFORE February 13th at TheArtOfLeadershipAcademy.com

 

BELAY

Start delegating today with Belay's free Ebook, Delegate to Elevate. In this eBook, you’ll learn practical tools to help you free up your time by leaning into the strengths of those around you

 

 

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Direct download: CNLP_629_With_Tod-Bolsinger.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:05am EDT

Kara Powell brings her latest research explaining why the next generation is deconstructing their faith and walking away from church. She discusses how to combat the toxicity of social media and what the next generation wishes the church would stop and start doing.

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THE ART OF PREACHING

What if you were confident your sermon would connect and speak the truth of the Gospel clearly every time you preached? 

My online program, The Art of Preaching, will walk you through every aspect of becoming a better communicator and preaching better sermons. 

You can learn more by visiting TheArtOfPreachingCourse.com

 

OVERFLOW

With Overflow+ Tap, your church can tap their phone against the seat in front of them and be transported to the page of your choosing, from your giving page, to digital connection cards and more. 

 

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Direct download: CNLP_628_With__Kara-Powell.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:05am EDT

John Ortberg returns to the podcast and breaks down the divide between leadership and spiritual formation.

John and Carey discuss the old adage, "If you're not a leader, you're a loser." Is it true?

Plus, John offers his reflections on Willow Creek and Church moral failures. 

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THE ART OF PREACHING

What if you were confident your sermon would connect and speak the truth of the Gospel clearly every time you preached? 

My online program, The Art of Preaching, will walk you through every aspect of becoming a better communicator and preaching better sermons. 

You can learn more by visiting TheArtOfPreachingCourse.com

 

GLOO

Let Gloo help with some of your planning this Easter, allowing YOU more time for fostering relationships, delivering powerful messages, and creating lasting memories for your community.

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In Part 5 of the Church Trends series, John Mark Comer talks about the crisis in discipleship.

John Mark also dives into the stages of spiritual growth, why weekend services and sermons aren't resonating like they used to, and how to determine your real motives. John Mark Comer and Carey discuss what's wrong with today's church services and why they're perhaps not enough, and why John Mark is no longer traveling and speaking.

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Free 2024 Church Trends Team Guide

On The Rise Newsletter

Preaching Cheat Sheet

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2024 CHURCH TRENDS TEAM GUIDE

After years of chaos and heartache for many church leaders, it’s a great time to look to the future. The horizon ahead isn’t all roses, but at least it’s addressable. 

You can get my exclusive 7 church trends to watch in 2024, insights, and a team guide for FREE at 2024churchtrends.com.

 

SUBSPLASH

Growing churches focus on discipleship in our digital world and your church can be one of them.

Join 17,000 other churches partnering with Subsplash to make disciples in a hybrid reality at subsplash.com/carey and receive a $500 credit when you sign up.

 

 

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In Part 4 of the Church Trends Series, ProChurch Tools founder Brady Shearer outlines the social media trends for 2024.

Brady talks about how TikTok is massively disrupting social, why most platforms on social media now cater to different age groups and generations, the best social media strategy for your church, and the new metrics for digital church. 

Show Notes

Free 2024 Church Trends Team Guide

On The Rise Newsletter

Preaching Cheat Sheet

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Follow @theartofleadershipnetwork

 

This episode is sponsored by:

WESTFALL GOLD

What if generosity was part of the DNA of your church? I partnered with Westfall Gold and leaders like Craig Groeschel and Chris Hodges to create Advance, a master class video series to help pastors and church leaders grow the courage and skill to unleash generosity. 

 

CHURCH.TECH

Are you still hesitant about using AI?

Church.Tech and I partnered to give you a free guide debunking 8 myths about AI & the Church & why you need to leave these old ways of thinking behind.

Use Code Carey2024 for 10% when you sign up for Church.Tech

 

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In Part 3 of the Church Trends Series, Political Scientist and Author Ryan Burge talks about the rise of the nones—people professing no religion.

Ryan discusses the threat to democracy that the decline of religion is causing in America and why the Nones are very reachable for most churches. 

Show Notes

Free 2024 Church Trends Team Guide

On The Rise Newsletter

Preaching Cheat Sheet

Watch on YouTube

Follow @careynieuwhof

Follow @theartofleadershipnetwork

 

This episode is sponsored by:

WESTFALL GOLD

What if generosity was part of the DNA of your church? I partnered with Westfall Gold and leaders like Craig Groeschel and Chris Hodges to create Advance, a master class video series to help pastors and church leaders grow the courage and skill to unleash generosity. 

 

AICoPilot.church

Ready to dive into AI, but not sure how to get started?

My team partnered with church.tech to bring you FREE AI-powered tools for content creation, decision-making, and marketing.

Visit AICoPilot.church.

 

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In Part 2 of the Church Trends series, David Kinnaman shares the very latest from Barna on a surprising spiritual openness that’s growing in America while more people than ever are deconstructing their faith.

David discusses how to navigate that tension and reach more people. Plus, he explores research that shows that reaching women may be the key to reaching and keeping families.

Show Notes

Free 2024 Church Trends Team Guide

On The Rise Newsletter

Preaching Cheat Sheet

Watch on YouTube

Follow @careynieuwhof

Follow @theartofleadershipnetwork

 

This episode is sponsored by:

 WESTFALL GOLD

What if generosity was part of the DNA of your church? I partnered with Westfall Gold and leaders like Craig Groeschel and Chris Hodges to create Advance, a master class video series to help pastors and church leaders grow the courage and skill to unleash generosity. 

 

RETHINK LEADERSHIP

Senior leaders and executive pastors, join us this April at ReThink Leadership Conference. Connect with peers, learn from shared challenges, and gain an actionable plan for a healthier ministry. 

 

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In Part 1 of the Church Trends series, J.P. Pokluda and Gabrielle (Brie) McCullough of Harris Creek Baptist join Carey to talk about church trends for 2024. 

They discuss why the stable church is disappearing, how to deeply engage the new core of your church—Millennials and Gen Z—and why the old approach doesn't work anymore, the role of serving, giving and confession in discipleship, and the new breed of today's megachurch pastor. 

 

Show Notes

Free 2024 Church Trends Team Guide

On The Rise Newsletter

Preaching Cheat Sheet

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Follow @careynieuwhof

Follow @theartofleadershipnetwork

 

This episode is sponsored by:

BELAY

You don’t have to do it all to be a good leader. BELAY is offering listeners their eBook, Delegate to Elevate for FREE. 

GENERIS

Generis knows that while many churches take a one-size-fits-all approach to giving, there are several stages of giving that most givers go through. That's why they've developed free tools and resources to help you identify them in your church. 

 

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