Quitting and Breakthroughs

By Carey Nieuwhof | February 28, 2011

Here’s a thought. You will be most tempted to quit moments before the critical breakthrough I don’t know whether this is true…but, personally and more…

The Greatest Threat to your Dependence on God

By Carey Nieuwhof | February 25, 2011

I twittered about something a few days ago and it generated more of a reaction than I anticipated.  This is simply what the tweet said:…

Creating a Make-it-Happen Culture

By Carey Nieuwhof | February 23, 2011

Last week we set off a healthy discussion about the differences between the leadership culture in Canada and the US.  If you missed it, you…

Nothing is Actually Free

By Carey Nieuwhof | February 19, 2011

Years ago, one of my best friends told me “Nothing is actually free.”  We were talking about a free lunch I won.  He said, “Sure,…

21 Ways To Make it Happen…or Not

By Carey Nieuwhof | February 18, 2011

I know I’m skating on thin ice with this one.  But it should be a fun and I hope rewarding discussion. Let me preface it…

Character Finishes What Competency Starts

By Carey Nieuwhof | February 16, 2011

People get hired and promoted on talent, potential, track record, and competency.  The culture and marketplace reward competence when they see it, and arguably they…

I Work for Them

By Carey Nieuwhof | February 14, 2011

Someone asked me yesterday what my title was. Interesting question. I said “Lead Pastor”, kind of awkwardly. Then I added, “I guess I’m the leader…

The Tension Between Leading and Managing

By Carey Nieuwhof | January 20, 2011

I’m a leader by nature.  I love to try to create something out of nothing, take the 30,000 foot view and dream about the future.…

Competence Isn't Always Your Friend

By Carey Nieuwhof | January 12, 2011

I was surprised recently by statistics by the Barna Group that showed that only 4% of churches in the US have an attendance of over…

Things I Learned: 2010 in Review (2)

By Carey Nieuwhof | December 30, 2010

There are advantages and disadvantages to getting older.  But these days I think the advantages more than win the day.  Things become clearer.  Insight sharpens.…

Things I Learned: 2010 in Review (1)

By Carey Nieuwhof | December 29, 2010

I’d love to hear what some of your key insights for 2010 were.  Here’s a random sharing of some of the best learnings I’ve had…

Hope, Reality and Leadership

By Carey Nieuwhof | December 14, 2010

Among all the things a leader deals with, great leaders manage the tension between hope and reality.  Hope always focuses on what’s possible.  Reality tends…

Are You Actually Attracting Unchurched People?

By Carey Nieuwhof | December 7, 2010

Most church leaders says they want to reach unchurched people. So did we when  we started Connexus three years ago. Saying it is one thing.…

Converting On-Line to Real Life

By Carey Nieuwhof | November 22, 2010

I’ve been married in real life to the same amazing woman for twenty years.  We met in person, not online.  Only eight people were on…

What I Learned from My Social Media Fast

By Carey Nieuwhof | October 17, 2010

So I feel like I emerged from a cave yesterday when I came out of a five day social media fast.  How do I feel?…