Small Churches

CNLP 217: Andy Stanley on How to Share Your Faith in a Post-Christian World, How to Respond to Your Critics, Overcoming His Judgementalism and the Irresistibility of Love

Andy Stanley outlines the argument he makes in his new book, Irresistible, and coaches leaders on how to have conversations with Christians who have walked away from their faith as well as atheists who have never believed. Andy also talks about how he had to overcome judgementalism in his own faith journey, and talks openly…

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CNLP 209: Brady Shearer on Leveraging The Biggest Communication Revolution In 500 Years, Spotting Low Hanging Fruit OnLine, and Scaling Massive Growth

Brady Shearer is just 27 years old, and is figuring out how to seize the biggest communication revolution in 500 years.   He talks about what the digital revolution happening before our eyes means for businesses and churches, gives a lot of examples on how to get started for little money, and how he’s scaling…

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CNLP 207: Bobby Gruenewald on Leveraging First Mover Advantage, Innovation, AI, Technology and the Future Church

Bobby Gruenewald leveraged first mover advantage in building and selling an internet hosting service and the world’s largest wrestling fan site. Then he moved into church world, creating Church Online and YouVersion. Bobby talks about how innovation happens, what’s next in AR, AI, machine learning and much more as the church moves into the future.…

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9 Surprising Challenges You’ll Face When Your Church Grows

It’s easy to believe that there will come a day when your church or organization will never struggle and you’ll never struggle as a leader. As tempting as that is to believe, it’s just not true. Every church struggles. And every leader struggles. And—yes—even growing churches struggle. I outlined the struggles smaller churches experience in my post 5 Tensions Every…

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CNLP 206: Les McKeown on Visionaries, Operators and Processors and How Each Is Necessary In Thriving Organizations

Les McKeown, serial entrepreneur and author of The Synergist and Predictable Success, is back after his first episode became one of the most downloaded ever on this podcast. This time, Les talks about how three distinctive styles of leadership—visionary, operator and processor—are essential to your organization’s long-term success, and how often those three styles of…

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7 Signs Your Church Is Honestly…Mediocre

One of the problems many churches face these days is that they’re neither great at things or terrible at things. They’re honestly just…mediocre. Facebook Live has made watching other churches’ services easier than ever, and as I’ve scrolled through my Sunday morning feed or visited different churches over the years, I’ve been a little amazed…

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