Still Sick…But Excited and Grateful

By Carey Nieuwhof | November 25, 2007

Being sick stinks.  There’s no other way to slice it.  Thank you for your prayers. We got through the morning and even an afternoon debrief…

Lessons From an Incredibly Sore Stomach

By Carey Nieuwhof | November 23, 2007

I rarely get sick, but yesterday I woke up feeling a bit queasy and it steadily grew worse over the day.  By supper I was…

Missing You Already…But Does God Care?

By Carey Nieuwhof | November 22, 2007

So as we get ready to become two campuses, the reality of "not seeing" the Orillia people is starting to hit me emotionally. While I’ve…

Thoughts on How to Talk to People About God

By Carey Nieuwhof | November 20, 2007

More and more I’m seeing at the end of the day all we’ve got is our relationship with God and with people.  Not the idea…

Soft Launch Reflections

By Carey Nieuwhof | November 19, 2007

I sit here Monday afternoon still kind of in awe of everything that’s happening.   We just came out of the first soft-launch weekend for Connexus…

Overflowing

By Carey Nieuwhof | November 16, 2007

It’s been a great week, and so much to look forward to this weekend.  Some quick reflections as we head into an exciting weekend and…

How's Your Family (part two – helping kids stick)

By Carey Nieuwhof | November 16, 2007

Love the comments on the blog…I totally agree that the 20 something gap is huge. It’s the product of the failure of our approach to…

How's Your Family (part one)?

By Carey Nieuwhof | November 13, 2007

I must admit.  Three years ago, family ministry didn’t matter to me. We had a "successful" kids ministry.  In my former ministry, a couple hundred…

Just People

By Carey Nieuwhof | November 11, 2007

I had to leave our awesome Sunday gathering at Connexus on Sunday early…largely because I had to catch a flight to Atlanta where I’m spending…

More About Love…

By Carey Nieuwhof | November 9, 2007

I’ll spend a good chunk of today (Friday) planning out the message series for Connexus well into 2008.  The one thought I can’t get out…

Spread the Word About Sunday

By Carey Nieuwhof | November 8, 2007

I’m so excited. For the first time this weekend, we get to gather as Connexus Comunity Church on a Sunday morning. It’s a "insider" event…

Do I Really Want to Do This?

By Carey Nieuwhof | November 7, 2007

Yesterday was a quiet day…back from a trip…no weekend service to prepare for…gray skies…cold.  No office even to go to (although we do have some…

What I Love About You

By Carey Nieuwhof | November 5, 2007

Last observation from my time at the Willow Creek Conference Saturday in BC (thanks Willow for a great event).  Having spoken at numerous conferences in…

Provocative Discussion

By Carey Nieuwhof | November 4, 2007

I love getting around innovative leaders. I had lunch and dinner yesterday with some of the other communicators at the conference I was speaking at…

Getting Into God this Weekend…Really

By Carey Nieuwhof | November 2, 2007

So this is going to be a strange weekend for a lot of us at my home church of Connexus.  No church services.  At least…