CNLP 149: Kris Vallotton on the Rise of Bethel Church, Bethel Music and Reaching Young Adults Through Charismatic Ministry

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Kris Vallotton talks about the incredible rise of Bethel Church, how to create a music culture like they have for Bethel Music, the number one need young adults have and how to meet it, and how God is using charismatic ministry to impact the most unlikely people.

Welcome to Episode 149 of the podcast.

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3 Insights from This Episode

1. There’s a difference between the next thing and a new thing

The next thing is a continuation of what you’re already doing, but a new thing means completely changing. And leading through change is hard—even Moses couldn’t lead people from one season to another. That’s because what you did in the wilderness isn’t always what you’ll do in the promised land.

When churches move from one way of doing things to a different way, people leave. And that’s okay. Everybody who’s in your church right now signed up for the way it is, so when you change a lot of them leave. The greatest resistors of the new thing are the people who succeeded in the old.

2. Developing and nurturing a music culture 

Bethel has been successful at building a music culture because they understand that creatives need to be nurtured differently than other teams. Creative people need unique environments where risk is valued and schedules can be flexible. They need the freedom to trace a vision through a field.

3. People need people

Everyone is looking for a place to belong. Millennials are growing up starving for connection.

We do life virtually now. We have virtual personality profiles, with virtual conversations, attend virtual church and can live an entire life alone with a phone. And then we wonder why we’re starving for connection. We can’t find out who we are or what we’re supposed to be doing by ourselves, we find that through people.

People come to church for all kinds of things, but they stay for family.

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Next Episode: Chad Merrell, Paul Smith and Philip Thurman

Ten years ago, most people would have said multisite only works in large suburban centers. Chad Merrell, Paul Smith and Philip Thurman have proved the experts wrong and built thriving mutisite churches in villages as small as 2000 people. In this honest interview, they share how they overcame the odds and isolate the principles to help other leaders do it too.

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What’s Stopping Your Church From Growing? 

Over the years, I’ve worked with thousands of church leaders to help them understand the dynamics of church growth.

And here’s what I've learned.

It’s almost never a lack of passion or effort that leads to stagnation, it’s that growing churches are effective at removing the barriers that stand between them and reaching more people.

And that’s exactly why I created The Art of Church Growth course.

By taking a thorough evaluation of your leadership team, volunteer core, missional alignment, and culture, you'll create an action plan to:

  1. Discover and eliminate the barriers that keep your church from growing
  2. Guide your church through transformational conversations that lead to growth and discipleship

While only God can grant growth, you can position your church for it. The best time to do that is now.

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Carey Nieuwhof
Carey Nieuwhof

Carey Nieuwhof is a best-selling leadership author, speaker, podcaster, former attorney, and church planter. He hosts one of today’s most influential leadership podcasts, and his online content is accessed by leaders over 1.5 million times a month. He speaks to leaders around the world about leadership, change, and personal growth.

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