CNLP 056: 7 Powerful Conversations That Will Help Your Church Grow—An Interview with Jeff Henderson and Carey Nieuwhof

You’ve probably noticed …

Churches aren’t growing. Young adults are walking away. Volunteers are hard to recruit. Leaders are burning out. And the culture is changing faster than ever before.

There’s no doubt the church is in a moment in history for which few church leaders are prepared.

But maybe the future belongs to the churches that are willing to have the most honest conversations at a critical time.

In this special episode, I sit down with Jeff Henderson and turn the tables. Jeff interviews me on the seven things it takes for your church to have a lasting impact. Listen as we talk through these vital questions from my new book, Lasting Impact: 7 Powerful Conversations That Will Help Your Church Grownow available at

Welcome to Episode 56 of the podcast!


Guest Links

Gwinnett Church

Gwinnett Church on Facebook

Gwinnett Church on Twitter

Preaching Rocket

Jeff Henderson on Twitter

Links Mentioned in this Episode

Perry Noble; Episode 2

Sticky Faith: Everyday Ideas to Build Lasting Faith in Your Kids by Kara E. Powell

Lasting Impact |

Lasting Impact | iBooks Store

Lasting Impact | Orange Store

Quotes from Carey

My new book, Lasting Impact, is now available!

Take advantage of the FREE audiobook when you order Lasting Impact this week

If you order my book, Lasting Impact: 7 Powerful Conversations That Will Help Your Church Grow, October 6-12, you’ll receive a free audio version of the book with additional commentary.

Lasting Impact frames seven pivotal conversations every church team needs to have, covering subjects like declining church attendance, team health, creating a culture volunteers love and how to engineer change in your church.

You can place your order at! But hurry. The bonus goes away at midnight on Monday, October 12.

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Next Episode: Aaron Harris

Aaron Harris knew from the time he was young that he was attracted to other men. After running from the church as a teen he ran back into it in his twenties, deeply convinced that Jesus is the only way. Aaron shares what he wishes was different in the way the church talks about same-sex issues and why he still loves Jesus and the church.

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CNLP 056: 7 Powerful Conversations That Will Help Your Church Grow—An Interview with Jeff Henderson and Carey Nieuwhof


  1. Gary Floyd on October 7, 2015 at 10:20 am

    Thanks for the podcast! When you shared how you recruit people as volunteers, I was ready to sign up. That alone was worth listening to this episode (and yet the episode is full of so many more great insights). I am having all of my ministry team leaders listen to it. I can’t wait to read the book, which I did pre-order.

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