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CNLP 128: Mark Batterson on Chasing Down Your Dreams Without Fear

So you’ve got dreams that seem impossible. So what? Few voices in the church are as encouraging as Mark Batterson’s voice. Mark talks to Carey about how to chase down your dreams and kill the fear that’s holding you back. Welcome to Episode 128 of the podcast. Guest Links: Mark Batterson Mark Batterson’s website Mark on…

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CNLP 125: David Kinnaman on the Clergy Crisis and State of Pastors Today

How are pastors really doing? Why are fewer and fewer people going into ministry? What are the danger signs for pastors today for their soul, their family and their future? Barna Group President David Kinnaman explains the findings behind one of the largest studies of Pastors in America ever conducted. Not everything is good, but…

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CNLP Bonus 014: #AskCarey Part 13

Your questions are the best questions. We’re back with another bonus episode of Ask Carey to celebrate the launch of The High Impact Leader Course this month. Scroll down to see what questions I tackle this episode. Welcome to Ask Carey Part 13.   Questions Featured in this Episode 1. 04:43: I’ve been enjoying your High…

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CNLP Bonus 013: #AskCarey Part 12—2 Million Downloads Giveaway

Your questions are the best questions. To celebrate 2 million downloads of the podcast, we’re back with another bonus episode of Ask Carey. Scroll down to see what questions I tackle this episode. Welcome to Ask Carey Part 12. And to celebrate and thank YOU, the listeners, between January 1-10th, I’m giving away free Starbucks. You…

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Christine Hassler Expectation Hangover

CNLP 117: Why You’re Always So Disappointed—Getting Over Expectation Hangover with Christine Hassler

Ever find yourself disappointed…again and again. Ever wonder why? Ever find yourself disappointed…again and again? Ever wonder why? Christine Hassler is a life coach (with roots in Christianity) who coaches Hollywood stars, business leaders and others on how to cure expectation hangover. Welcome to Episode 117 of the podcast. Guest Links: Christine Hassler ChristineHassler.com Expectation Hangover:…

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CNLP 113: unSeminary’s Rich Birch on Why Some Churches Beat the Odds and Grow

Rich Birch has worked for three large churches that have launched over a dozen new locations, and he’s seen many small and mid-sized churches turn things around. What’s their secret? They do unreasonable things. Welcome to Episode 113 of the Podcast. Guest Links: Rich Birch Rich on Facebook Rich on Twitter Unreasonable Churches: 10 Churches Who Zagged…

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feedback without getting defensive

9 Ways to Handle Negative Feedback Without Getting Defensive

If you’re truly going to develop as a leader, you can’t do it without great feedback. The dilemma is that you want to hear ‘well done’. In fact, you crave positive feedback enough that it’s tempting to only want to hear ‘well done’ rather than the truth. The irony, of course, is you don’t really…

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5 Wrong Motives for Church Growth

So you want your church to grow. Wonderful. Here’s a challenging question: why? Your motivation for wanting your church to grow is important for several reasons. First, it’s the church. It’s not your church, it’s God’s. And one day you’ll give an account to God for what you did with what he entrusted you and why…

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church culture is toxic

6 Warning Signs Your Church Culture is Toxic

Every church has a culture. But how do you know if your church culture is toxic? More importantly, how would you know whether you’re creating a toxic church culture as a leader? I’ve interacted with many church leaders (and readers of this blog) and the sad reality is that there is no shortage of toxic church culture…

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8 Lame Excuses Church Leaders Make

There’s no question that ministry is hard. You know that. You feel it every day. So do I. But sometimes we make it harder than it needs to be. I love talking to church leaders about their ministry and the opportunities and obstacles they see. But time and again, I hear leaders make excuses as to…

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