Episode 574: Warren Bird and JJ Vasquez on The New Math on Church Plants, How Church Planting is Changing, and What Happens When Superman Dies

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Researcher and bestselling author Warren Bird and church planter J.J. Vasquez talk about fresh research on the changing face of church planting, the new math church planters need to know, how church planting is changing, and what happens when Superman dies.

Welcome to Episode 574 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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Compassion International

Compassion’s mission is to release children from poverty in Jesus’ Name, and they fulfill their mission by partnering with churches located in areas with extreme poverty.

Did you know that every sponsored child, all 2.2 million, are cared for by a local church in their community? Every single one.

Compassion partners with over 8400 churches in the developing world, which means if your church partners with Compassion, you are helping a pastor and church reach its community with the love of Jesus.

If you are a church leader, Compassion also provides valuable resources for your congregation.

As a pastor, Compassion offered our church an amazing opportunity for outreach. It allowed everyone in our church to be personally engaged in missions – I trust Compassion and they made it easy for me as a lead pastor.

Visit compassion.com/carey to explore the resources Compassion has available for your church.

Preaching Cheat Sheet

Pastors, I know how difficult it can be to keep your sermons feeling fresh and relevant, especially when you’re preaching week after week.

Whether you’re hitting writer’s block or in a rush trying to put the finishing touches on your sermon, things don’t always go as planned.

To help, I’ve created a 10-step preaching cheat sheet. After decades of preaching, I simplified my sermon preparation into a series of steps and reminders that help me ensure my sermons are engaging, relevant, and memorable.

It’s easy to use, with just 10 simple prompts—and examples—that you can start using as early as this Sunday.

To start transforming your preaching visit preachingcheatsheet.com and get free and instant access.

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Lead With Confidence and Clarity. Grow Your Church.

As leaders, we tend to see the challenges and roadblocks before other people do.

We've all been there before...

  • You need to refresh your vision for the future but know that change will be an issue for that person.
  • You're overstaffed (or missing a key role) and can't find the right person to fill the role.
  • You aren't reaching enough new people even though you've tried everything that's working for other churches.
  • You can see the issue but aren't confident in what to do about it.

And with another Sunday morning coming up, it'll just have to wait until next week when you have a few minutes to figure it out.

Now ask yourself this:

What would it feel like to have those answers at your fingertips 24/7?

Whether it's reaching new people, improving your preaching, increasing volunteers, refreshing your vision, engaging your staff, or any of the countless challenges we face as church leaders, The Art of Leadership Academy will equip you to lead your church with confidence and clarity.

Between comprehensive church leadership courses, live coaching calls, staff and volunteer training resources, and direct access to a private online community of senior-level church leaders, you'll get the exact insights and answers that fuel your church for growth.

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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.