CCLP Bonus 004: Mark Clark and James Mallon on How the Holy Spirit is Growing the Canadian Church

This special bonus episode features Carey Nieuwhof’s interview with Mark Clark and James Mallon at the 2017 Canadian Church Leaders Conference.

You can register until Friday, January 19th to get Early Bird rates for the 2018 Canadian Church Leaders Conference June 14-16 2018.

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They discuss the ways they see God moving in Canada and offer advice on what to do when it feels like other churches around you are experiencing growth and yours isn’t.  

Welcome to Bonus Episode 004 of the podcast, which you can access on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts.

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Join us June 14-16, 2018 in Barrie, Ontario for the Canadian Church Leaders Conference, a conference designed to help Canadian Church Leaders reach people.  Intimate, interactive and featuring all new talks. This year’s speakers include Laurel Buckingham (Moncton Wesleyan), Shaila Visser (Alpha Canada),  Jon Thompson (C4 Church), Jeff Brodie (Connexus) and Carey Nieuwhof.

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A Mission Partner

Freddy, Carey & Merly – Guatemala 2017

Looking for a mission partner? Compassion Canada helps release children from poverty around the world, and they do it through the local church.

They can help you develop a mission strategy for your church that can change the world, whether your church is large or small.

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Insights from This Episode

1. Create a momentum for new people to grow your church

Odds are if your church members haven’t been inviting guests over the years, it’s not high on their list of priorities to start. Put more effort towards creating ways to get new people to attend your services. New people are the ones that bring new people. Their excitement creates a momentum that brings even more new people to your doors.

2. Don’t copy the WHAT – Copy the WHY

It’s not WHAT you do, it’s WHY you do it. A growing church isn’t changing lives simply because of a cookie cutter system. It’s growing because it’s focused on meeting the needs of the community around it. Each context is different, so there’s not one specific formula that will bring cultural transformation to every city. Think through how to contextualize the gospel at your location. What do the people there need most to understand the message of Christ?

3. Don’t be discouraged by the fruit of others

It’s easy to get discouraged when it seems like others around you are succeeding while your church is standing still, but don’t allow yourself to go there. Instead, let the tangible fruits of others be a reminder that God can do that for you, too. Vision is driven by passion and passion is fueled by hope.  

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February Episode: Jeff Lockyer

Jeff Lockyer is the lead pastor of Southridge Community Church, a multi-site missional community across the Niagara Region of Ontario, and the Board Chair of Willow Creek Association Canada.  He talks about leadership, change in the church, and how to impact your community.

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CCLP Bonus 004: Mark Clark and James Mallon on How the Holy Spirit is Growing the Canadian Church

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