Energy Management

By Carey Nieuwhof | May 4, 2011

Time management is one thing. But we all know people who put in lots of hours and get few results.  In fact, sometimes we are…

Work Backwards

By Carey Nieuwhof | May 2, 2011

Many of us go to conference, have dreams or envision a future that’s different from the present.  That’s normal, and frankly, admirable.  Life is better…

The Problem with Good Ideas

By Carey Nieuwhof | April 29, 2011

As we wrap up the Orange Conference today, you’ll head home with your lots of intriguing, inspiring and innovative ideas. In fact, every time you…

What Every Passionate Person Needs

By Carey Nieuwhof | April 28, 2011

So it’s day two of the Orange Conference, and I can imagine your passion is running high.  But passion alone won’t win the day.  Passion…

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…