Mark Clark’s church was growing online before COVID but during the pandemic, it’s grown even more. He explains how he’s switched his communication style, how to speak to an online audience and what preaching might be like after everything reopens. He also talks about how to connect with the people you’re reaching, and why the…

CNLP 399: Mark Clark on How to Preach to an Online Audience, Growing a Church During a Pandemic, and Why the Next Generation Wants the Real JesusRead More

Craig Groeschel returns to talk about what he’s learned in the last year about church attendance, how to lead your team well when everyone has strong (and divergent) opinions, why he’s gone 100% in on digital church and 100% in on physical church, and how he’s winning the war in his mind. Welcome to Episode…

CNLP 397: Craig Groeschel on the Future of Church Attendance, How to Lead Well When Everyone Has Different Opinions, and on Winning the War in Your MindRead More

So you want to quit. I get it. This has been an excruciating crisis to live through and lead through. While 25% of all workers want to quit their jobs right now, it appears  it may be even worst for church leaders. Apparently, the majority of pastors are at least thinking about it. In this…

So you want to quit. I get it. This has been an excruciating crisis to live through and lead through. So what do you want to do when you want to throw in the towel?
Here are a few things I learned about quitting for the wrong reasons, and a few things about leaving for the right ones.Read More

Thom Rainer works with thousands of church leaders and shares his insights on attendance trends in the post-quarantine church, what pastors of small, mid-sized and large church are missing and the tremendous opportunities ahead for church leaders. Welcome to Episode 378 of the podcast. Listen and access the show notes below or search for the Carey…

CNLP 378: Thom Rainer on the Post-Quarantine Church, What Pastors of Small, Mid-Sized and Larger Churches are Missing and the Opportunities AheadRead More

Todd Wilson, President of Exponential, talks about the future of church growth, why trying to get people back into buildings might be an old church planting strategy and the future of innovative church planting. Plus, Todd talks in-depth about how church funding models can adversely impact real innovation in church planting. Welcome to Episode 377…

CNLP 377: Todd Wilson on the Future of Church Growth, How Church Finances Impact the Return to Church, and the Future of Innovative Church PlantingRead More
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In July 2020, Andy Stanley made national news when he announced North Point would not reopen until 2021. In this interview, Andy explains his reasons for the decision, the methodology he uses to find clarity, what he’s learning about preaching to a camera and the hardest part of the pandemic for him personally. Welcome to…

CNLP 373: Andy Stanley on Why He Hasn’t Reopened North Point for In-Person Services, His Methodology for Finding Clarity, and What He’s Learning About Preaching to a CameraRead More