In August 2018, Andrew Stoecklein died by suicide. His death made news around the world and rocked not only his congregation, but the wider church leadership community. His widow, Kayla Stoecklein, joins Carey today to talk about the unique pressures of ministry, what it’s like to be a pastor’s wife of a growing church, Andrew’s…

CNLP 385: Kayla Stoecklein on Handling the Pressures of Ministry, Suicide in Leadership, and How to Help Leaders Who are StrugglingRead 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

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

This post on the algorithms around us is written by Leslie Mack. Leslie is a creative director, singer-songwriter, and communicator from Atlanta, Georgia. I recently interviewed her for ChurchPulse Weekly on how to leverage this crisis to reach the next generation. You can listen to the interview here.  By Leslie Mack You and your team…

3 Reasons “The Algorithm” Hates Some of Your Best ContentRead More
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Jon Tyson thinks the church missed a moment in rushing to get back to normal after COVID, and is perhaps missing a moment because of our response to racial reconciliation. As usual, Jon offers some deep insights into this cultural moment, what the future church needs to do, how he and his family recovered from…

CNLP 363: Jon Tyson on What the Future Church Needs to Do Post-COVID, What Leaders Missed in Rushing Back to Normal, and How to Rest Deeply in an Exhausting EraRead More
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In a very transparent and honest conversation, Fresh Life Church founder and bestselling author, Levi Lusko, comes back to the podcast and talks about dealing with adrenaline letdown after COVID hit, what the future church might look like, why he’s thinking his church will become a digital default church, and how digital can scale in…

CNLP 359: Levi Lusko on What the Future Church Might Look Like After COVID, Adrenaline Addiction and How to Pastor People Who Don’t Live Near YouRead More

This post is written by Dillon Smith, a Gen Z team member at Carey Nieuwhof Communications. There’s no doubt that Gen Z has some different habits than previous generations. Thanks to the internet and smartphones, the environment that we’ve grown up in is completely unique, and unlike any generation before. We spend more time online,…

7 Habits of Generation Z That Your Church Might Be IgnoringRead More
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After leading The Porch—the largest young adult ministry in America—JP Pokluda became a senior pastor of a somewhat more traditional church. He talks about how his preaching changed when church went online, why he hired a YouTuber to create messages, what he thinks the future of preaching will be like, and how to influence the…

CNLP 357: JP Pokluda on the Future of Online Preaching, What Pastors Can Learn from YouTubers, and How to Influence the Next GenerationRead More