CNLP 490: Dave Adamson on Why Some Churches Should Stop Live Streaming, the Reasons Church Attendance is Decentralizing Not Decreasing, and Radical Self-Care

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Dave Adamson, who led social and online ministry for several megachurches including North Point, talks about why some churches should stop live streaming their services, the reasons church attendance might be decentralizing rather than decreasing, and how radical self-care has become part of his daily commitment to help him lead through intense times.

Welcome to Episode 490 of the podcast. Listen and access the show notes below or search for the Carey Nieuwhof Leadership Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts and listen for free.

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By now, you may have seen an ad or heard about He Gets Us, the national ad campaign that’s changing perceptions of Jesus.

If you’re asking yourself:

  1. What’s it all about?
  2. Is it a good thing?
  3. Or, how can I get involved?

…I’m here to tell you I’ve never seen a campaign like this.

He Gets Us is backed by months of in-depth research and was created to help people meet and relate to the “real Jesus” of the Bible. A budget in excess of one hundred million dollars makes He Gets Us the largest faith campaign in history.

What really makes this different is how people who respond to the campaign are connected with local churches. And with early success like 31 million views on YouTube, 600,000 social media interactions, PLUS nearly half a million people visiting the He Gets Us website, you’re going to want to get your church plugged in ASAP.

When you sign up to become a church partner at, you’ll get:

  1. Coaching and certifications that empower leaders and volunteers
  2. Bible studies and conversation guides
  3. And…info on how YOUR CHURCH can connect with the people who respond

There are literally millions of people who are looking for answers like the ones your church has to offer. Please go to to learn more and get your church involved today.

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Quotes from Episode 490

Content is not king, context is king. Content makes a post, context makes a difference. @aussiedave Click To Tweet Too often, churches use social media as a megaphone one-way communication instead of a telephone two-way. @aussiedave Click To Tweet

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Next Episode: Brett Hagler

New Story co-founder and CEO, Brett Hagler, unpacks rapid growth over the last year, the method he used to craft a ten-year vision when the world was still unstable, how focus sets you free, and the habits he’s adapted as a young leader that have helped make him successful including dichotomous learning.

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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.