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

New York Times bestselling author, Lysa TerKeurst, returns to the podcast to explore forgiveness, an issue so many leaders struggle with. Every time someone leaves, criticizes you, betrays you or otherwise harms you, how do you forgive? Should you forgive? And, how do you set boundaries that keep you and others healthy? Welcome to Episode…

CNLP 379: Lysa TerKeurst on How to Forgive What You Can’t Forget, Overcoming Bitterness and Setting Boundaries that Make Sense for LeadersRead 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

Jon Gordon helps leaders stay positive, and realized most people spend their entire lives dealing with what he calls the “5 D’s”—Doubt, Distortion, Discouragement, Distraction and Division. Jon explains how each works, how to combat them, and how business and faith leaders need a message of hope that began in the Garden of Eden. Welcome…

CNLP 376: Jon Gordon on How to Overcome the 5 D’s of Leadership and Life: Doubt, Distortion, Discouragement, Distraction and Division, and How to Improve Your Public Speaking When Speaking to a CameraRead More

Rich Villodas succeeded Pete Scazzero at New Life Church in 2014. Successions like that rarely go well, but this one did. Rich explains what he and Pete did to make it work. Rich also explains what’s wrong with western Christian spirituality, how to rethink sex and race as part of spiritual formation and how to…

CNLP 375: Rich Villodas on What’s Wrong with Western Spirituality, the Ingredients of Successful Succession for Young leaders, and How to Live a Deeply Formed LifeRead More

Silicon Valley titan Pat Gelsinger, the CEO of VMWare and former CTO of Intel, and Scott Beck, who scaled Blockbuster Video, Boston Market, Einstein Brothers Bagels and Ancestry.com, and is the Founder of Gloo, talk about how the future church can use technology to reach people and connect people. Pat and Scott also talk with…

CNLP 372: Pat Gelsinger and Scott Beck on the Future Church, How to Connect with the People Watching Your Church Online and Why So Many Church Leaders Resist TechRead More

Greg Atkinson returns to the podcast to talk about welcoming guests online. So much has changed since COVID hit, and Greg shares best and worst practices for engaging online and in-person guests, how to move attenders into engagers, and how to best deal with trolls and other people who threaten to take you off mission.…

CNLP 369: Greg Atkinson on How to Grow Engagement in Online Attendance, Best and Worst Digital and In-Person Church Practices, and Improving the Church Guest ExperienceRead More