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Think Again: Why Religion is Good for Us

Today’s post is written by Mark Clark. Mark is Senior Pastor of Village Church in Vancouver, a close friend, and co-creator of our courses The Art of Better Reaching and The Art of Better Preaching. By Mark Clark Religious people live, on average, seven years longer than non-religious people. “Hold on, […]


CNLP 417: Simon Sinek on Why the Church is Losing Ground, the Importance of Existential Flex and How Deep, Personal Crisis Spawned Start With Why

By Carey Nieuwhof: Simon Sinek unpacks his back story, including how his grandfather shaped him, how ADHD impacted his leadership and how a deep, personal crisis led to him developing the ideas behind Start With Why. Simon also talks about how existential flex is so important in a post-pandemic world, […]


The Coming Church Split (It’s Not What You Think)

Is there a split in the future church ahead? Unfortunately, I think the answer is yes. It’s not your typical (and usually awful) church split about doctrine, polity, personality or the color of the carpet. It’s bigger than that, and for the most part, you won’t even realize it’s happening […]


CNLP 413: Francis Chan on Escalating Division, Asian Hate, and Why Influence in the Church Can’t Come from Self-Promotion

By Carey Nieuwhof: Francis Chan has become convicted that division in the church is escalating and causing deep harm. He also thinks it’s tied to the desire for celebrity and influence so many leaders have. Francis also talks about racial division and his experience as an Asian-American who has been […]


5 Signs Your Church Might be Heading Toward Progressive Christianity

By: Alisa Childers Several years ago, my husband and I began attending a local Evangelical, non-denominational church, and we loved it. We cherished the sense of community we found among the loving and authentic people we met there, and the intelligent, “outside the box” pastor who led our flock with […]

The Reset Summit

2020 was a year of disruption. While most churches figured out how to pivot in the face of COVID-19, most of us are wondering what’s next? How has this pandemic forever changed our world and affected our ability to make disciples and start new churches? What changes do we need […]

PODCAST 122: Millennials, Evangelism & Digital Church

<span id=”hs_cos_wrapper_post_body” class=”hs_cos_wrapper hs_cos_wrapper_meta_field hs_cos_wrapper_type_rich_text” data-hs-cos-general-type=”meta_field” data-hs-cos-type=”rich_text”><span id=”hs_cos_wrapper_post_body” class=”hs_cos_wrapper hs_cos_wrapper_meta_field hs_cos_wrapper_type_rich_text” data-hs-cos-general-type=”meta_field” data-hs-cos-type=”rich_text”></span></span> By TheChurch.Digital: For the podcast here, Clivane has a unique perspective of church online. She’s Canadian (okay, that’s not unique). She’s a millennial (once again, not unique). She works at an Anglican Church (historically, not unique at […]


Episode 577: The Role of Denominations in Church Planting

By NewChurches.Com: In Episode 577 of the NewChurches Q&A Podcast, Daniel and Ed discuss why denominations are still important in church planting today. In This Episode, You’ll Discover: What some denominations are doing to support church planting What benefits are gained from joining a denomination  Shareable Quotes (#NewChurches): “Denominations can […]


The Moment We’re In and the Mission We’re On

Home > Blog > The Moment We’re In and the Mission We’re On The Moment We’re In and the Mission We’re On By Ed Stetzer In Part 1 we looked at the different categories of people in terms of their views of the pandemic and how to communicate with them. […]


The New Scarcity: Why Content Alone Won’t Generate Future Growth For Your Church Or Organization

By Carey Nieuwhof: For years, the key to growth for many churches and other organizations (think media, conferences etc) has been to create great content. In the case of a church, great preaching often (not always, but often) has been synonymous with growth. In the case of conferences, media and […]