The Challenge Every Conference Attender Faces

By Carey Nieuwhof | April 27, 2011

I love conference.  The Orange Conference starts today.  It’s simply phenomenal.  5000 leaders from around the world in one place to figure out how churches…

Orange Conference Connection

By Carey Nieuwhof | April 26, 2011

By the time you read this I’ll be on my way to the Orange Conference with my wife and some awesome crew from Connexus Church…

Don't Meet About the Past

By Carey Nieuwhof | April 25, 2011

I don’t know who said this (I’ve misplaced the source), but I thought it was brilliant: I don’t mind meetings about the future.  I just…

Why I Dislike Easter (and Good Friday and Christmas)

By Carey Nieuwhof | April 21, 2011

So we get ready to celebrate the greatest moment in human history (Easter), and I’m worked up about it. It’s not that I dislike Good…

More Important than Deciding What You'll Do…

By Carey Nieuwhof | April 7, 2011

….is deciding what you won’t do. John Sculley was asked what was key to the genius of Steve Jobs.  Listen to what he said:  …

The Math of Opposition

By Carey Nieuwhof | April 2, 2011

As we wrap our week on the declining church and what it would take to transform the church, here’s some math to consider. Anyone who…

The Fight of Your Life

By Carey Nieuwhof | April 1, 2011

So if you want your church to be around a decade or two from now, what do you need to do? My suggestion would be…

One Sure Way to Kill Your Church

By Carey Nieuwhof | March 31, 2011

To continue probing the question about the extinction of the church on the blog this week, I wanted to share one sure way to kill your…

Why the Church Won't Die

By Carey Nieuwhof | March 30, 2011

If Christianity is declining in influence, which it arguably is in Canada, the larger question is – will it become extinct? It’s been engaging to…

Is Christianity Becoming Extinct?

By Carey Nieuwhof | March 28, 2011

This study profiled by CNN last week suggests religion might be extinct in Canada within 100 years. More and more people are affiliating themselves with…

Third Places and Passion

By Carey Nieuwhof | March 25, 2011

This is a re-post from 2008 – six months into the life of Connexus and written after a meeting with Erwin McManus.  The ideas still…

The Power of "And"

By Carey Nieuwhof | March 24, 2011

I forget where I picked this up, but a few years ago someone suggested dropping the word ‘but’ from most of my conversations. Here’s why.…

Isn't God

By Carey Nieuwhof | March 23, 2011

The other day I met someone who had been a Christian for years, but who was showing little love to the people around him. It…

The Unsung Virtue: Self Control

By Carey Nieuwhof | March 19, 2011

Sometimes I think that all of the things God wants for us should come more naturally than they do.  But they don’t. It always surprises…

Five Questions about Confession

By Carey Nieuwhof | March 18, 2011

Confession is a lost art.  Blame?  Not so much. I find that there’s a link between how well I confess and how often I blame…