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Spiritual Growth

Pastoral emergencies

5 Pastoral Emergencies That Aren’t Emergencies

If you’ve been in ministry for any length of time, you know the challenge of trying to move the mission forward and handle the pastoral needs of a congregation at the same time. One of the most perplexing problems pastors and church leaders face is how to handle ‘pastoral emergencies’—the crises that come up in…

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CNLP Bonus 017: 8 Keys to Breaking the 200 Barrier

In this special bonus episode, Brian Orme interviews Carey on the 8 key reasons 85% of churches never break the 200 attendance barrier. Welcome to Bonus Episode 017 of the podcast. Links Mentioned Be a part of the Breaking 200 Without Breaking You launch here Churchleaders.com Church Leaders Podcast: Episode 38 3 Insights from This Episode 1.…

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CNLP 157: Jon Acuff on What It Takes for You To Finish What You Start, Finding Your Career Path and The Rhythms and Routines That Make People Successful

New York Times best-selling author Jon Acuff is back on the podcast to talk about research he did about why some people finish their goals when most people don’t. In this wide-ranging interview, Carey also deconstructs some of the rhythms and routines that have made Jon successful. Finally, Jon offers some challenging public speaking advice…

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church growth

5 Signs Your Motives For Church Growth Are Bad

You probably have an immediate reaction to the concept of church growth. You might get really excited about it, or maybe you wince and launch into a list of criticisms in your head (or on your keyboard). Personally, I’m committed to helping churches reach more people because I long to see everyone in a personal…

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mentor

7 Easy Ways to Blow It With A Mentor

Almost every leader you talk to these days either wants a mentor; has a mentor or is mentoring someone. I talk to scores of young leaders who want to be mentored. So let’s say you land the mentor you were hoping to get…how do you make the most of that relationship? I’ve seen more than a…

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CNLP 152: Eugene Peterson on Why He Wrote the Message, The Rhythms of a Reflective Life + Mark Batterson and Adam Weber on Peterson’s Legacy

Eugene Peterson is a living legend. Carey talks to Eugene about the origin of the Message and the life rhythms he and his wife Jan adopted that helped produce the legacy millions have appreciated. Plus, Carey follows his conversation with Eugene with a round table discussion with  best selling authors Mark Batterson and Adam Weber…

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culture

How to Respond to a Culture You Don’t Like Anymore

Ever feel like the culture is changing so much you really don’t like it? You’re not alone. The culture around us is changing. You can debate when the collapse of Christendom in the West began, but there is little doubt we are witnessing a massive shift away from the cultural consensus that existed even a…

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