A Break From Blogging

By Carey Nieuwhof | January 30, 2008

As some of you may have heard, Cindy Morris, who works on staff with us at  Connexus, was involved in a car accident yesterday north…

Leadership Traps: #7

By Carey Nieuwhof | January 28, 2008

#7 Believing the Next Big Thing Will Turn it Around I am a future-oriented leader. If you were to ever look at my strengths-finder profile,…

Leadership Traps: #8

By Carey Nieuwhof | January 25, 2008

#8 Not Wanting to Be Big or GoodSo trap #9 was "wanting to be big," but an equal trap is not caring whether we ever…

Leadership Traps: #9

By Carey Nieuwhof | January 24, 2008

#9: Wanting to Be BigMany of us ambitious, A-type people want to succeed.  That’s the way we get rewarded the most (in our minds).  People…

Stuck

By Carey Nieuwhof | January 24, 2008

I’m heading off for a short trip again this week (more great Orange leaders to meet) and as soon as I got into terminal three…

Leadership Traps: #10

By Carey Nieuwhof | January 22, 2008

#10: Blaming Others for Your FailingsOne of the most memorable talks I ever heard at Willow Creek’s leadership summit was some guy whose name I…

Doubly Challenging

By Carey Nieuwhof | January 22, 2008

So this next series of posts that will follows over the next 10-12 days will speak directly to those of us who lead in ministry. …

The #1 Follower Trap

By Carey Nieuwhof | January 20, 2008

#1 Thinking of Prayer as a Way to Manipulate GodWe’ve all done it.  Prayed a certain prayer and then when things don’t turn out the…

Passionate

By Carey Nieuwhof | January 20, 2008

How’s your passion level for God and for his work lately?  Your level of engagement with this incredible God we serve? I got back yesterday…

Follower Trap #2

By Carey Nieuwhof | January 18, 2008

#2 Expecting Your Pastor to Be Your Personal ChaplainSomewhere along the line, a lot of us fell into the belief that somehow the pastor was…

Catching Up

By Carey Nieuwhof | January 18, 2008

Got into Orlando Thursday night and had a great connection with the Orange Team.  Man, I love working with Reggie Joiner and a whole team…

Follower Trap #3

By Carey Nieuwhof | January 16, 2008

#3 Confusing Emotion with God’s LeadingI hear this all the time:  I feel God is leading me to….I feel God wants me to….It just doesn’t…

Follower Trap #4

By Carey Nieuwhof | January 15, 2008

#4: Expecting Someone or Something Else to Share Your FaithIf you don’t invite your friends enter a growing relationship with Jesus, who will?  Almost every…

Follower Trap #5

By Carey Nieuwhof | January 14, 2008

Continuing with our list of the top ten traps followers of Jesus fall into, and having fallen into most/all of them at one point myself….from…

Follower Trap #6

By Carey Nieuwhof | January 13, 2008

# 6 Lousy Devotional LifeI just hear it all the time from people who come to tell me they’re not growing spiritually (often they begin…