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Declining Attendance and 7 Preaching Shifts That Are Happening Right Now

by Carey Nieuwhof: Every week you host services at your church hoping to reach more people, which is admirable and appropriate. The problem is that the culture is changing and never bothered to ask you permission. In many ways, preachers are using a method that’s been around for centuries…if not millennia…which […]

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Location Location Location

by Peyton Jones: I’ve looked at some pretty weird places to hold church.  I once took my leaders to a trucker stop and they thought I was crazy.  When they asked me where the childcare would go, I pointed at the ball pit over at the Burger King.  One of the […]

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10 Questions Church Leaders Should Be Asking (But Probably Aren’t)

by Rich Birch: Questions have a curious function in the life of a leader. A good question can often propel us forward more than a great answer. Our roles in leading our churches requires us to not only work in our ministry but to also take a step back and […]

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Church Attendance Is Dying. Here’s What’s Next.

by Carey Nieuwhof: Church attendance is dying. Big time. It’s not just reflected in the size of the decline, it’s reflected in the quality and nuances of those numbers. At least two massive, seismic shifts are at work in our culture causing this. First, we’re moving from Christendom into a […]

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What are You Launching?

by Peyton Jones: What are you going to do?  You should have answered the question early on. Why is it always the same jack-in-the-box church that pops up all the time?Church history doesn’t remember the guys who just unpacked an Ikea prefab church in the middle of another neighborhood like a […]

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CNLP 200: Joshua Gagnon on Rapid Growth, Launching Big and Staying Sane in Leadership

Joshua Gagnon planted Next Level Church a decade ago. It’s become the fastest growing and one of the largest churches in New England history, and has now expanded into Florida. Joshua talks about what’s driving the growth, how it’s keeping up and how he manages to stay sane amidst all […]

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Church Planting with Caesar Kalinowski

by Peyton Jones: This week I get to sit down with Caesar Kalinowski to talk about some church planting goodness. To get straight to listening click here and to download in iTunes click here. Caesar is one of the founding members of Soma communities and the author of Gospel Primer and Bigger Gospel. Caesar […]

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Engaging with People on Social Media Conversation with Autumn Miles: Podcast 250

by Nils Smith: For Autumn Miles, social media is home. In this episode of the podcast, Nils and Nick are joined by Autumn Miles in a conversation about how social media can be used as an avenue to reach people for Christ and meet the needs of those who need […]

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How to Share Your Faith Critically and Contextually Today

By Ed Stetzer: In every time period and historical context during which it has been shared, the gospel has confronted culture in one way or another. During the years of Christ’s ministry, it challenged the mistreatment of the poor. During the Reformation, it drove Martin Luther to condemn the selling of […]