Get Out of the Way

By Carey Nieuwhof | December 2, 2007

I have had this overwhelming prompting over the last few months.  Maybe that’s not the right word…prompting…voice…urging….sensation.  I don’t know what to call it.  I…

When Everything Changes

By Carey Nieuwhof | November 30, 2007

So this is it.  The public launch of Connexus Barrie, soon to be followed next weekend by the public launch of our Orillia campus.  In…

Are You Ready?

By Carey Nieuwhof | November 29, 2007

There’s so much happening this week.  I hope you get a chance to get over to www.connexuscommunity.com today to check out the new web site…

The Future Church

By Carey Nieuwhof | November 28, 2007

Had a call from a friend and colleague last night at home…a church leader who mentored me in my early years as a pastor and…

Why Does a Church Grow?

By Carey Nieuwhof | November 26, 2007

I’ve been in a conversation with a tv producer over the last few weeks (watch for an announcement on the Connexus blog tomorrow).  One of…

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…