Warren Bird on the Carey Nieuwhof Leadership Podcast

CCLP 018: Warren Bird Talks Canadian Research, Why Our Countries are Different, and Why Some Churches Grow When Others Don’t

Dr. Warren Bird is the Director of Research and Intellectual Capital at Leadership Network, a nonprofit that helps innovative Christian leaders increase their impact. He discusses the latest research on Canadian churches, why American and Canadian churches are so different and church growth. Welcome to Episode 018 of the podcast, which you can access on iTunes…

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5 Reasons Why Engagement is the New Church Attendance

If you track attendance at your church (and who doesn’t), the vast majority of church leaders are tracking numbers that probably bother them. That can lead into a death spiral of trying to drive greater attendance, only to discover more disappointment down the road. The mission of the church is the same in every generation. But…

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CCLP 015: Mark Clark on Apologetics for Unchurched Canadians, the Expansion of Village Church and Finding Personal Margin

Mark Clark, pastor of Village Church, one of Canada’s largest and fastest growing churches, is back on the podcast. This time, I talk to Mark about finding a style of apologetics that connects with unchurched, post-Christian, post-modern young Canadians. Plus we talk about the expansion of Village Church and the personal rhythms that keep Mark…

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first time guest

How to Lose A First Time Guest in 10 Minutes or Less

It’s hard to believe, but according to people who study these things, first-time guests to your church make up their minds whether they’re coming back or not in the first ten minutes of their visit. Think about that. Before they hear the first note of music, before they hear the first word of a sermon…

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How To Make Christmas Your Best Outreach of the Year

Any idea what the best outreach opportunity of the year at your church might be? You might think it’s an event you do, or perhaps it’s Easter. But whether Christmas has historically been your best opportunity to reach unchurched people or not, I believe it could be. As our culture becomes more and more post-Christian, we’re seeing…

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