The Carey Nieuwhof Leadership Podcast: Lead Like Never Before

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A Podcast About Leadership, Change and Personal Growth to Help Leaders Lead Like Never Before

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CNLP 392: Rachel Cruze on Your 7 Money Motivations, How to Make Financial Progress, and What Matters Most Financially Facing an Uncertain Climate
55:41

Rachel Cruze identifies 7 money tendencies everyone has: From safety or status, abundance or scarcity and experiences or things. She runs through all 7 motivators to help you understand your...

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Jan 19, 2021
CNLP 391: Patrick Lencioni on How to Discover Your Working Genius, Uncovering Why Some Aspects of Leadership Drain You and Others Energize You, and How to Get the Best Out of Your Team
1:15:25

Patrick Lencioni noticed that no matter how long or how well a leader leads, some things continue to frustrate almost every leader. Pat and his team came up with a new assessment called Working...

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Jan 14, 2021
CNLP 390: Jon Acuff Interviews Toni and Carey Nieuwhof on How Their Marriage Almost Crumbled Under the Weight of Life and Leadership, Their Best Advice For Struggling Couples, and Toni’s Top Insights as a Divorce Attorney
1:11:36

New York Times bestselling author Jon Acuff interviews Carey and Toni Nieuwhof about their relationship, how it almost crumbled under the weight of life and leadership, how they made it through, the...

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Jan 12, 2021
CNLP 389: Andy Stanley Dissects the Process He Uses to Make Decisions, the Limits of Gut-Based Decision Making, and How to Stop Lying to Yourself as a Leader
1:17:25

Andy Stanley returns to the podcast and breaks down the process he uses to make decisions, why he moved to team-based decision making as a young leader, and what the limits of gut-based decision...

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Jan 05, 2021
CNLP 388: Alli Worthington on What Successful Leaders Did to Thrive in the Crisis, How Cheerleaders Can Harm You as a Leader, and Overcoming Negative Thinking
1:10:15

Alli Worthington coached business leaders and ministry leaders through the crisis of 2020. She shares the mindset and actions the leaders who made progress in 2020 adopted and the mindset and action...

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Dec 29, 2020
CNLP 387: Harris III on How to Recover from Cynicism, Recapturing Wonder as a Leader and the Power of Story
1:18:24

Harris III traveled the world as a teenage illusionist, making a million dollars by age 21 and losing it all at age 22. His growing cynicism almost took him down, but around age 30, he learned to...

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Dec 24, 2020
CNLP 386: Jeff and Terra Mattson on How to Tell If You’re Heading for a Moral Failure, Signs of a Narcissistic Leader and How Platform Can Be a Trap for Young Leaders
1:19:24

Why do so many leaders collapse under the weight of leadership? Jeff and Terra Mattson have counselled and coached hundreds of leaders and share how gaps in integrity develop. In this interview, we...

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Dec 22, 2020
CNLP 385: Kayla Stoecklein on Handling the Pressures of Ministry, Suicide in Leadership, and How to Help Leaders Who are Struggling
1:23:58

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,...

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Dec 15, 2020
CNLP 384: Bob Westfall on How to Raise More Money, Create a Culture of Generosity, and Why Giving Can Grow During Tough Economic Times
1:31:43

Over the last 18 years, Bob Westfall has helped charities and not-for-profits raise over one billion dollars for their work. He unpacks why some people give and others don’t, the wrong script to...

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Dec 10, 2020
CNLP 383: Mark Batterson on How to Resist the Pressure of Partisan Politics in Church, the Future of Church and How to Win the Day
1:23:49

Mark Batterson has led a church in DC for over two decades. In this interview, Mark opens up about how deep the divide is in DC, how he resists the pressure to become partisan, and how to create a...

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Dec 08, 2020
CNLP 382: William Vanderbloemen on Why 2021 Will Be the Year So Many People Quit and Future Staffing Trends
1:39:53

WIlliam Vanderbloemen thinks 2021 will be the year so many churches and organizations see much higher than normal turnover, and why it will happen. In addition, he shares future staffing trends and...

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Dec 01, 2020
CNLP 381: Scott Sauls and Sarah Anderson on Cancel Culture, Public Shaming and How to Find Common Ground with People You Disagree With
1:33:01

Cancel Culture has become such a big part of life and leadership, as have anger and outrage. How do you lead in that environment, and how do you respond to a culture that’s increasingly angry and...

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Nov 26, 2020
CNLP 380: Beth Moore on How to Handle the Train Wreck of Social Media, How She Handles Her Critics and How to Stay Resilient Over the Long Run
1:39:10

Beth Moore explains how she stays engaged on social media despite the controversies and challenges she gets, how she handles her critics, and shares some of the back story of her life and leadership...

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Nov 24, 2020
CNLP 379: Lysa TerKeurst on How to Forgive What You Can’t Forget, Overcoming Bitterness and Setting Boundaries that Make Sense for Leaders
1:07:14

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...

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Nov 17, 2020
CNLP 378: Thom Rainer on the Post-Quarantine Church, What Pastors of Small, Mid-Sized and Larger Churches are Missing and the Opportunities Ahead
1:07:50

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...

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Nov 12, 2020
CNLP 377: Todd Wilson on the Future of Church Growth, How Church Finances Impact the Return to Church, and the Future of Innovative Church Planting
1:36:56

Todd Wilson, President of Exponential, talks about the future of church growth, why trying to get people back into buildings might be an old church planting strategy and the future of innovative...

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Nov 10, 2020
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 Camera
1:13:59

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....

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Nov 03, 2020
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 Life
1:10:08

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...

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Oct 29, 2020
CNLP 374: Anne Graham Lotz on Growing Up in Billy Graham’s Home, How Culture is Changing, and Why Many Leaders Struggle with Prayer
1:26:34

Anne Graham Lotz talks about growing up in Billy and Ruth Graham’s home, what she learned from her father and mother, how culture and communication has changed, and about how she’s struggled in...

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Oct 27, 2020
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 Camera
1:08:29

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...

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Oct 20, 2020
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 Tech
1:17:05

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...

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Oct 15, 2020
CNLP 371: Lecrae on Losing His Faith and Finding it Again, the Anxiety and Pressure of Life at the Top, and Overcoming Personal Trauma
1:28:33

Lecrae was topping the Billboard charts, winning Grammys and was at the top of his career when things were coming undone internally. In an open and vulnerable interview, Lecrae talks about the...

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Oct 13, 2020
CNLP 370: Brad Lomenick on How to Grow Your Influence Without Producing More Content, the Future of Live Events, and Future Trends Every Leader Should Watch
1:38:08

Brad Lomenick returns to the podcast to talk about his new podcast, H3 Leadership, and how to grow your influence without producing more content. Brad explains the power of curating content and...

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Oct 06, 2020
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 Experience
1:08:48

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...

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Sep 29, 2020
CNLP 366: Gordon MacDonald on The View from 80, 15 Life and Leadership Lessons After Eight Decades of Life
2:43:37

To mark his 80th birthday, Gordon MacDonald took some time to write down the top leadership and life lessons he’s learned so far. In this in-depth interview, Gordon unpacks all 15 lessons including...

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Sep 24, 2020
CNLP 368: Chris Hogan on Broke Money Habits vs Millionaire Money Habits and How to Make Financial Progress on a Low Salary
51:26

Chris Hogan shares surprising data and insights from a 2017 study of 10,000 millionaires and the habits that made them wealthy. It’s not what you think. In fact, many never made a six figure...

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Sep 22, 2020
CNLP 367: Jim Tomberlin and Warren Bird on Future Church Attendance, the Rise of Church Mergers and What to Do If Your Church Won’t Make It
1:11:31

MultiSite expert Jim Tomberlin, and author and researcher Warren Bird, talk about their latest research on the future church including why attendance will be lower post-COVID, why and how church...

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Sep 15, 2020
CNLP 366: Gordon MacDonald on The View from 80, 15 Life and Leadership Lessons After Eight Decades on the Planet
2:43:37

To mark his 80th birthday, Gordon MacDonald took some time to write down the top leadership and life lessons he’s learned so far. In this in-depth interview, Gordon unpacks all 15 lessons including...

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Sep 10, 2020
CNLP 365: Cathy Heller on How to Quit Your Day Job, How to Find the Best Idea for a New Business, and Why Purpose Cures Depression
1:37:02

Cathy Heller’s Don’t Keep Your Day Job podcast has 15 million downloads, and she runs a multiple seven figure business from her home, but it didn’t start out that way. Cathy shares her...

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Sep 08, 2020
CNLP 364: Nik Wallenda on What World Record Tightrope Walking Taught Him About How to Train in Adverse Conditions, Preparing for the Unexpected in Leadership, Overcoming Fear, and How to Revive a Dying Industry
1:07:27

Nik Wallenda has set numerous tightrope walking world records, including being the first man to cross Niagara Falls, and wirewalking across Times Square, the Grand Canyon and more. Nik talks about...

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Sep 01, 2020
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 Era
1:31:44

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...

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Aug 27, 2020
CNLP 362: Danielle Strickland on Dumping the Billy Graham Rule, Why Women Speakers Don’t Need to Hit Home Runs, and Spirituality That’s Way Too Heady
1:20:51

In a wide-ranging conversation, Danielle Strickland joins Carey in his home studio to talk about why it’s unfair to expect women speakers to hit home runs every time they communicate and why she...

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Aug 25, 2020
CNLP 361: Adrian Gostick on Why Ingratitude in Leaders is Stupid, How Gratitude Leads to Better Results, and Why It’s More Important Than Ever
56:50

A lot of leaders struggle with praising their teams. That, says NYT bestselling author and leadership consultant Adrian Gostick, is a critical mistake. Not just in terms of motivating your team, but...

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Aug 18, 2020
CNLP 360: Bryan Miles on Why Your Team Won’t Want to Come Back to the Office, How to Lead Virtual and Hybrid Teams, and How to Motivate Your Staff
1:07:28

Bryan Miles has been leading virtual teams for over a decade. He shares the best practices for leading virtual teams, what the future of work might look like, how to motivate your staff, why no one...

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Aug 13, 2020
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 You
1:11:23

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,...

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Aug 11, 2020
CNLP 358: Sam Collier on Growing Up Black in America, What it Takes to Make it in a White World, and How Whites Can Use Their Influence to Help Bring About Racial Reconciliation
1:27:41

Author, podcaster and pastor Sam Collier, talks about what it was like growing up in the 90s and early 2000s in Black America, what it takes to make it in a white world, and how whites can use their...

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Aug 04, 2020
CNLP 357: JP Pokluda on the Future of Online Preaching, What Pastors Can Learn from YouTubers, and How to Influence the Next Generation
1:14:48

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...

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Jul 30, 2020
CNLP 356: Dharius Daniels on Leading with Relational Intelligence, Leadership Learned the Hard Way, and the Keys to Great Communication
1:14:00

Dharius Daniels is one of the best communicators in America today. In this interview, we talk about the key to excellent communication, learning leadership the hard way, and how to lead and live with...

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Jul 28, 2020
CNLP 355: John Eldredge on Living at an Unsustainable Pace, What Men and Women Most Long For, and How to Get Your Soul and Life Back
56:14

When John Eldredge’s Wild at Heart came out 20 years ago, it struck a chord that continues to reverberate decades later about the message men and women most need to hear. John talks about his own...

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Jul 21, 2020
CNLP 354: Jo Saxton on How Leaders Fall Into Burnout, How to Come Back from It and on How to Reduce Anxiety and Stress on Your Team
1:23:15

“You have one body, and your leadership lives in it.” Jo Saxton had a lot to overcome from her childhood, and it caused her to become a driven leader in her thirties. Eventually, her drivenness...

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Jul 16, 2020
CNLP 353: Henry Cloud on How to Stop Taking Failure Personally, How to Prevent Burnout and Become Healthier in the Midst of a Year Like 2020, and How to Change Your Thinking for the Better
1:31:07

Clinical psychologist, leadership expert and NYT bestselling author, Dr. Henry Cloud returns to the podcast to give a virtual master class on how to handle the stress, anxiety and overwhelm of a year...

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Jul 14, 2020
CNLP 352: Levi and Jennie Lusko, Albert Tate and Nicole Martin on Undoing the Legacy of the KKK and How to Navigate Racial Reconciliation with Your Team, Family, on Social Media and in Real Life
1:44:19

In this episode of the podcast, Levi and Jennie Lusko tell you firsthand about the backlash they received when they decided to take a stand for racial reconciliation. Levi talks about the moment he...

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Jul 09, 2020
CNLP 351: Nona Jones on the Best and Worst Practices for Social Media, Why Online Ministry is About More Than Streaming Content and Where Social Media is Going in the Next Few Years
41:34

Facebook’s Nona Jones returns to the podcast to talk about the best and worst practices churches and organizations use on social media, why online ministry is about more than just streaming...

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Jul 07, 2020
CNLP 350: Ryan Hawk on How to Get in the Door with World Class Leaders, Dealing with Rejection, and How to Go from Top Performer to Great Leader
59:32

Podcaster, author and speaker, Ryan Hawk, has interviewed some of the top names in leadership including Jim Collins, Seth Godin, Liz Wiseman and Gen. Stanley McChrystal. But a few years ago, he knew...

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Jun 30, 2020
CNLP 349: Bob Goff on Breaking Out of Safe, Dreaming Bigger Than You Think You Can and How to Make a Difference Across the Street
1:12:15

NYT bestselling author and recovering lawyer, Bob Goff, talks about rebuilding when your life breaks down, how to dream bigger than you ever have, and what never losing a case at law taught him about...

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Jun 25, 2020
CNLP 348: Patrick Lencioni on How Virtual Teams and Events are Often Better, His Best Advice for Church Leaders and Preachers, and Why So Many Leaders Abdicate Their Responsibilities
1:13:15

Patrick Lencioni returns to the podcast to talk about how he changed his mind about leading virtual teams and hosting virtual events as a result of the crisis, how virtual can be more personal and...

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Jun 23, 2020
CNLP 347: Nir Eyal on How to Hook People with Your Message or Product and (Also) How to Become Indistractable
1:03:22

When bestselling author, Nir Eyal, wrote Hooked a few years ago, it took Silicon Valley by storm. In it, Nir explains the principles that companies and leaders can use to ‘hook’ people on forming...

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Jun 16, 2020
CNLP 346: Mark Miller on Winning the Talent War, How to Develop Leaders, and How Execution Can Turn a Stuck Organization Into a Thriving Organization
1:22:32

Mark Miller is Vice President of High Performance Leadership at Chick-fil-A, and has spent the last two decades ensuring the growth of Chick-fil-A isn’t hindered by their supply of top talent. Mark...

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Jun 11, 2020
CNLP 345: Paula Faris on Why She Quit Hosting Good Morning America and The View, Decoupling Your Identity from Your Work, and What Journalism Has Taught Her About Leadership
1:20:52

Paula Faris got to the very top of broadcast journalism—hosting Good Morning America and co-hosting The View and then walked away. She talks about how calling and identity get unheathily fused, how...

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Jun 09, 2020
CNLP 344: Scott Harrison on How to Lead Through a Long Economic Slump, How to Approach High and Low Net Worth Donors, and Finding Opportunities in the Chaos
1:25:11

How long will the economic slump and uncertainty last? Scott Harrison of charity: water thinks leaders should brace for a long disruption, and shares why that is. Whether you agree or not, preparing...

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Jun 02, 2020
CNLP 343: Nicky Gumbel on Why He Changed His Mind About Church Online, Why Online is a Better Outreach Tool Than In-Person Ministry, and How He Repositioned His Church and Alpha for Explosive Growth
1:15:24

Nicky Gumbel is pastor of Holy Trinity Brompton, London, one of the largest churches in the UK and pioneer of Alpha, a ministry that’s reached over 20 million people with the Gospel and a former...

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May 28, 2020
CNLP 342: Ian Morgan Cron on How Your Enneagram Type Handles Stress, How to Stay Healthy in a Crisis, and the Best Approach to Dealing with Uncertainty
1:16:15

How does your Enneagram type handle stress and uncertainty? Ian Morgan Cron is back on the podcast to discuss how different leaders process crisis, how to get and stay healthy in the midst of an...

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May 26, 2020
CNLP 341: Joel Manby with Crisis Lessons from Amazon, Saab, SeaWorld and The Great Recession
1:21:51

Former SeaWorld CEO, Joel Manby, returns to the podcast and opens his notebook and heart on leading from the C-Suite through numerous crises: Including his partnership with Amazon during the dot com...

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May 19, 2020
CNLP 340: Annie F. Downs on How to Really Connect with Your Audience, Why Production Levels Don’t Matter as Much as You Think, and How to Share More of You with the People You Lead
1:08:46

Annie F. Downs has seen her podcast downloads skyrocket over the last two months as millions tune in to her daily show. She talks about how to connect with your audience, how she pivoted during the...

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May 14, 2020
CNLP 339: Tim Keller on How to Bring the Gospel to Post-Christian America, How He’d Preach Today if He was Starting Over Again, Why Founders Get Addicted to Their Churches and Why He Left Redeemer
1:27:14

Tim Keller is one of America’s most renowned preachers, authors and thought leaders. Tim talks about what NYC was like when he planted Redeemer Church in 1989, how the city’s changed, how the...

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May 12, 2020
CNLP 338: Sean Morgan on How to Lead Through Unpredictability, Leadership Lessons from the Military, And How to Prepare for the New Normal
1:25:17

Sean Morgan shares crisis leadership insights he gained from serving in the military in the Middle East and combines them with insights he’s learned from working with high capacity leaders in...

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May 05, 2020
CNLP 337: Steve Cuss on Managing Leadership Anxiety, Spotting Unlikely Signs of Stress in Yourself, and How to Tame Your Fears in a Crisis
1:30:38

Steve Cuss has spent years helping leaders manage their anxiety. In this interview, he talks about how to handle the elevated anxiety you’re feeling in leadership during the Coronavirus pandemic....

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Apr 30, 2020
CNLP Bonus 22: Mike Todd Returns to Explain His Model for Online Church, Why Their Church Has Grown 10x During COVID, and How to Turn Viewers Into Engagers, Contributors, Disciples and Donors
46:10

Mike Todd is back for a second episode in a row with an update on what’s happened at Transformation Church during the global crisis. While they were already an online church before, online...

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Apr 29, 2020
CNLP 336: Mike Todd on the Meteoric Rise of Transformation Church, Blowing Up on Social Media, and the Power of 51% Certainty in Decision Making
1:07:58

In 2015, Mike Todd took over as a 20-something pastor of a church of 350. Five years later, he has a million followers on Instagram, his sermons are watched a quarter million times a week and...

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Apr 28, 2020
CNLP 335: Scott Beck and David Kinnaman Take You Under the Hood on How Better Data Leads to Better Decisions, Crisis Leadership, and What Will Help You Emerge Stronger Into the New Normal
1:43:14

Scott Beck was the first franchise owner of Blockbuster video, scaling that company to 5,000 stores before moving on. He’s also scaled Boston Market, Einsten Bros. Bagels and Ancestry.com, among...

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Apr 21, 2020
CNLP 334: Mark Sayers on Leading Through the COVID Crisis, the Deconstruction of Consumer Christianity and Secular Salvation, and What the New World Might Look Like
1:29:56

Mark Sayers is one of the most profound thinkers and cultural commentators today. In this interview, Mark explains how the current pandemic almost instantly deconstructed and threatened both consumer...

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Apr 16, 2020
CNLP 333: Ken Costa on Leading Through the Coronavirus Economic Fall Out, How to Make Decisions in the Midst of Uncertainty, Approaching Wealthy Donors in Bad Economic Times, and What’s Ahead for the Church
1:00:48

Ken Costa—a London-based, internationally renowned banker, author and speaker—talks about leading in the midst of the chaos the Coronavirus pandemic has done to the global financial system, what...

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Apr 14, 2020
CNLP 332: Bobby Herrera on Crisis Leadership, What to Cut and What to Keep During the COVID Crisis, the Gift of Struggle and How to Plan for the New Normal
1:24:55

Bobby Herrera is the CEO of Populus Group, a company that supplies staff to numerous Fortune 100 companies. He talks about how struggle can be a gift, what he learned in the Army on crisis...

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Apr 07, 2020
CNLP 331: Gary Thomas on How to Walk Away from Toxic People and Why the Classic Christian Response of “Just Love Them More” Isn’t Actually that Christian
1:26:50

Best-selling author, Gary Thomas, says it took him years to figure out that some people are just plain toxic. They don’t respond to love, to correction or to direction. Gary shares how to walk away...

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Mar 31, 2020
CNLP 329: Joseph Sojourner on Navigating the Sexually Charged, Inappropriate Side of Social Media and Finding Your Voice When You’re on Someone Else’s Stage
1:02:48

In this episode, I talk with creative thinker, host and emcee, Joseph Sojourner about his personal journey: His diagnosis of narcolepsy, finding his own voice when he stepped onto some of the largest...

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Mar 27, 2020
CNLP 330: Sheryl Brady on How to Lead When You Don’t Have All the Answers, When Your Faith is in Crisis, and How to Decide What Doors to Walk Through and When to Say No
1:20:07

Sheryl Brady leads a mega church in Dallas and has a large international ministry, but never imagined herself as a leader. Sheryl talks about her unlikely rise into leadership in her early thirties...

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Mar 26, 2020
CNLP Bonus 21: Crisis Leadership. Special Panel on Best Practices for Crisis Leadership and Finding Hope with Jud Wilhite, Kevin Queen and Tricia Sciortino
1:16:06

What do you do when you’re leading in the biggest crisis in our lifetime? In this special episode of the podcast, Carey talks to Jud Wilhite, Kevin Queen and Tricia Sciortino about the best...

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Mar 20, 2020
CNLP 328: Mark Driscoll on the Challenges at Mars Hill, His Move to Phoenix, Launching a New Church, and Why Spiritual Warfare Matters
55:02

Mark Driscoll has been in ministry over half his life. In this interview, he talks about how he became a Christian, his call to ministry, what the last five years of his life have been like, and the...

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Mar 17, 2020
CNLP 327: Lysa TerKeurst on How to 10x Your Audience, Craft Messages that Actually Connect with People, and Discover Which Voice You Have as a Communicator
1:16:11

How do you get your message heard by more people? Even 10x more people? Lysa TerKeurst shares the method she developed for writing that has helped her sell millions of books and build a deeply loyal...

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Mar 12, 2020
CNLP 326: Adam Duckworth on Disrupting the Travel Industry, How to Motivate Your Team, and How to Create an Optimal Workplace Culture
1:15:02

In 2012, Adam Duckworth was a part-time travel agent who decided to strike out on his own. Within a few years, Travelmation, his new company, absorbed the company he used to work for. Today,...

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Mar 10, 2020
CNLP 325: Susan Steinbrecher on How to Lead Change, Deal with Conflict at Work and Increase Team Engagement
1:02:52

Leadership isn’t getting any easier. Leadership consultant, Susan Steinbrecher, whose insights have been featured in the New York Times, Inc., and Fast Company among others, shares the keys to...

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Mar 03, 2020
CNLP 324: Claire Diaz-Ortiz on How to Find Success on Social Media, the Early Days and Current Mood on Social, and Tips for Entrepreneurial Parents
1:00:09

Claire Diaz-Ortiz is an author, speaker, startup advisor and investor, and one of the early employees at Twitter. Claire talks about the early days at Twitter, what no one saw coming in social media,...

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Feb 27, 2020
CNLP 323: Josh Gagnon on How to Chase Your Dreams Even After You’ve Been Disappointed, Keeping Hope Alive, and How to Know When (or Whether) to Finally Give Up
1:06:38

Having dreams is easy. Keeping dreams alive is difficult, especially in the face of rejection and disappointment. What do you do when your book proposal gets rejected, your church isn’t growing as...

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Feb 25, 2020
CNLP 322: James Emery White on Why He Shut Down Multisite, the Future of Digital Outreach and How to Grow Your Church Younger As the Leader Grows Older
1:39:51

In an age where many churches and businesses are opening locations, James Emery White decided to close all of his…and experienced the biggest growth they’ve had in years. Jim explains why they...

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Feb 18, 2020
CNLP 321: Chris Hodges and Brad Lomenick on the Incredible Rise of Church of the Highlands, Trends in Next Generation Leadership, and How Systems and Creativity Should Work Together
1:15:36

Chris Hodges was an unlikely church planter. After burning out at age 38, Chris found a renewed call and planted the Church Of the Highlands, which has become one of the largest and fastest growing...

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Feb 13, 2020
CNLP 320: Toni Nieuwhof and Dr. Rob Meeder: A Pediatrician and Lawyer Talk About the Reasons for the Rise in Childhood Anxiety, Beating Tech Addiction in Kids and Best Practices for a Thriving Marriage in a Busy Home
1:25:21

Pediatrician Rob Meeder and Toni Nieuwhof—a pharmacist, lawyer and host Carey Nieuwhof’s wife,—join Carey to talk about the reasons behind the recent rise in childhood anxiety, how tech...

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Feb 11, 2020
CNLP 319: Craig Groeschel on What He’s Learning from His Performance Coach, How to Handle High Demand Leadership, and How to Avoid Entitlement in Leadership
1:11:07

In May 2019, Craig Groeschel started to experience anxiety. He hired a performance coach to help drill down on what was going on and shares his insights into what he’s learned so far and how he’s...

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Feb 04, 2020
CNLP 318: Jennie Allen on How to Get the Negative Voices Out of Your Head, a Different Model for Leadership, and How to Motivate a Large Crowd
1:13:10

Jennie Allen never expected to be leading a massive movement involving millions of people around the world, but that’s exactly where she finds herself. She talks about how she stays grounded, what...

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Jan 30, 2020
CNLP 317: Jefferson Bethke Unpacks Launching His Career on the Internet at Age 22, the Downside of Hustle, and Carving Out a Sane Pace of Life as a Leader and Parent
1:03:54

YouTube launched Jefferson Bethke to fame in 2012 when a video he posted got millions of views. Since then, he’s spent his entire life online, pivoting through all the changes in algorithm,...

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Jan 28, 2020
CNLP 316: John Mark Comer on Secular Salvation, Post-Christian America and How to Ruthlessly Eliminate Hurry from Your Life
1:23:17

John Mark Comer has become one of America’s foremost voices on post-Christian culture. In this interview, we talk about how the culture is changing, what salvation looks like when you remove...

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Jan 21, 2020
CNLP 315: Liz Forkin Bohannon on How to Stop Taking Your Weaknesses as a Leader So Personally, Why Finding Your Passion is a Lie, and the Surprising Backstory to A Very Successful Startup
1:17:11

Liz Forkin Bohannon is an entrepreneur who has been through all kinds of ups and downs in her ten year journey as Co-Founder and CEO of Sseko Designs, and she isn’t afraid to talk about the roller...

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Jan 16, 2020
CNLP 314: Louie Giglio on How to Take the Relentless Pressure Off Yourself as a Leader, and What’s Changing in Getting People to Attend Live Events
1:09:54

In an era where it’s getting harder and harder to draw a crowd to a live event, Louie Giglio talks about why Passion just hosted its largest event in history, and why people still gather for some...

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Jan 14, 2020
CNLP 313: Francis Chan Clarifies What’s Next For Him, Talks About the Impact of Social Media on Real People, Apologizes for the Confusion, and Talks About the Future of the US Church
1:25:38

Francis Chan caused quite a stir when, in late 2019, he announced he was going back to Asia. Francis clarifies what he’s actually doing, talks about the impact social media controversy has on real...

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Jan 07, 2020
CNLP 312: Jordan Raynor on the Ingredients for a Successful Start Up, the Essential Qualities of a Great Entrepreneur, and Why So Much of the Career Advice People Give Young Leaders is Wrong
1:10:31

Jordan Raynor is a serial entrepreneur who has bought and sold several fast-growing businesses by the time he turned 30. He’s been a Google Fellow and spoken at SXSW, Harvard and TEDx. He talks...

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Dec 31, 2019
CNLP 311: John S. Dickerson on the Bias Against Christianity, How Christianity Has Made a Surprisingly Positive Contribution to History, and Why Christianity is the Opposite of Anti-Intellectual
1:04:58

Award-winning journalist turned mega-church pastor, John S. Dickerson, is back on the podcast to talk about why skeptics might want to rethink their suspicion about Christianity. John took his...

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Dec 24, 2019
CNLP 310: Jasmine Star on Finding Your Dream Customer, How to Reach More People By Focusing on Less, and What Drives Real Growth
55:13

Jasmine Star dropped out of law school, didn’t even own a camera, and within 4 years was one of top photographers in the world. These days as a strategist, entrepreneur and social media influencer,...

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Dec 19, 2019
CNLP 309: Terry Wardle on Why So Many Leaders Cave Under the Pressures of Leadership, Why Leaders Implode Morally, and How to Grieve Your Leadership Losses
1:23:03

Few people have impacted Carey’s personal journey as much as Terry Wardle. That’s why it’s such a thrill to bring podcast listeners this interview. Terry talks about why so many leaders cave...

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Dec 17, 2019
CNLP 308: Larry Osborne Spins Gold on How to Connect with High Capacity Leaders, Why People with Low EQ Dominate Meetings, and Why All the Traits You Hate in a Child You Love in a Leader
1:25:31

Larry Osborne shares 4 decades of wisdom with leaders on everything from how to connect high capacity leaders, to what to do if you wanted to make a million dollars, to questions you should ask other...

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Dec 10, 2019
CNLP 307: John Ortberg and Carey Nieuwhof on Workaholism, How to Be Appropriately Vulnerable, and Finding God When Things are Bad in Leadership
1:06:11

John Ortberg has a brand new podcast, What Were You Thinking? Today, we flip the mic, and John interviews Carey Nieuwhof about workaholism, how to be appropriately vulnerable about your story, and...

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Dec 05, 2019
CNLP 306: Sarah Piercy and Dillon Smith on How to Develop, Attract and Keep HIgh Capacity, Young Leaders, and a Backstage Look at Working on My Team
1:29:23

How do you develop, attract and keep high capacity, young leaders? In this episode, Carey interviews Sarah Piercy and Dillon Smith, two amazingly gifted young leaders he hired at ages 22 and 19...

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Dec 03, 2019
CNLP 305: Carlos Whittaker on Quitting Your Career Cold Turkey, Battling Anxiety, Panic Attacks and How to Move Into a Bold New Feature
1:13:59

A few years ago, Carlos Whittaker felt a prompting to quit his very successful career as a recording artist and worship leader to become a public speaker. Much to everyone’s surprise, that’s...

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Nov 26, 2019
CNLP 304: Chris Lema on How to Gain Traction Online and What Really Matters and What Doesn’t in Your Online Platform
1:12:05

Chris Lema has become somewhat of a household name in the coder and WordPress community. In this episode, Chris talks about the early days in Silicon Valley and how much the internet has changed,...

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Nov 21, 2019
CNLP 303: Rebekah Lyons on How to Overcome Stress, Anxiety and Panic Attacks, and the Rhythms that Create a Sustainable Pace in Life
1:32:35

Rebekah Lyons, a driven, young leader who was accomplishing an extraordinary amount at home and at work, had her first panic attack out of the blue in 2011. The last eight years have taught her so...

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Nov 19, 2019
CNLP 302: Steve Green on the Rise of Hobby Lobby Empire, Why Their Retail is Still Growing When Everyone Else’s is Shrinking, and How Paying Entry Level Workers Double the Minimum Wage Pays Back
1:08:21

What started in a garage almost 50 years ago has risen into a multi-billion dollar empire. Steve Green is the President of Hobby Lobby, and works along side his father, who founded the company. Steve...

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Nov 12, 2019
CNLP 301: Albert Tate on How to Add Humour to Your Talks, a Conversation About Porn and Sex, and Handling the Pressures of Leadership
1:07:57

Albert Tate is one of the funniest conference speakers and preachers around today. In this episode, Albert breaks down how he finds comedic moments and how to deliver them. In addition, Albert talks...

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Nov 07, 2019
CNLP 300: NT Wright on Why Atheism Doesn’t Need to Destroy Your Faith, on Women in Ministry, and How the Church is Getting Heaven Wrong
1:16:24

NT Wright is a scholar, priest and prolific author of over 80 books. In this wide-ranging interview, Tom Wright talks about how atheism doesn’t need to destroy your faith, why he still believes the...

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Nov 05, 2019
CNLP 299: Patrick Lencioni on His Personal Leadership Crash, How He Moved Through It, and How to Check Your Motive as a Leader
1:15:30

Patrick Lencioni is a widely-recognized leadership and business expert who has sold over six million books. But none of that exempts you from your own personal challenges. Today, Patrick opens up...

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Oct 29, 2019
CNLP 298: Alejandro Reyes on Hypergrowth and the Keys to Great Digital Marketing and Online Influence
1:22:29

What makes people stand out online? How do you get noticed in a world that’s so noisy? The foundations of digital marketing are surprising…not because of how trendy they are, but because of how...

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Oct 22, 2019
CNLP 297: Gordon MacDonald Shares 8 Decades of Wisdom and Life Lessons, Father Wounds, the Dangers of Drivenness, Counselling a U.S. President, and What Leaders Struggle with Between Ages 32-42 and at Age 48 and Age 62
1:51:15

Gordon MacDonald has written books read by millions, spoken to almost as many and has left a lasting impact on the leadership and heart of several generations. In this wide-ranging interview, Gordon...

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Oct 17, 2019
CNLP 296: Mark Batterson on How He Beat Overwhelm to Keep His Marriage Strong, Strategic Quitting and Continual Innovation and Why Blessing and Generosity Aren’t Tied to the Prosperity Gospel
1:08:17

As his career as an author and speaker took off, Mark Batterson was faced with so many requests for his time that he couldn’t keep up. The insane pace eventually led to his wife, Lora, telling Mark...

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Oct 15, 2019
CNLP 295: Rich Birch on Whether Multi-Site Has Peaked, What You Need to Succeed as You Add Locations, and Some of the Keys to Sustained Growth
1:10:27

Has the multi-site movement peaked? What’s next for church leaders and other organizations that want to expand and add locations? Few leaders understand multi-site as well as Rich Birch, and in...

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Oct 08, 2019
CNLP 294: Dee Ann Turner on How Chick-fil-A Created Amazing Customer Service and Created a Culture That Replicated It Among Tens of Thousands of Employees and Customers
1:08:16

Chick-fil-A may have invented the chicken sandwich, but it’s almost equally well-known for outstanding customer service. Dee Ann Turner, a long-time Chick-fil-A executive and vice president,...

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Oct 03, 2019
CNLP 293: Jeff Henderson on Why Most Organizations are Narcissistic, the New Way to Do Customer Service and the Future of Business
1:13:19

If a business was a person, many businesses would be considered narcissists. And narcissism is bad for business. That’s what Jeff Henderson argues in his new book, Know What You’re FOR. With...

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Oct 01, 2019
CNLP 292: Clay Scroggins on How to Lead in a World of Distraction and Turning Down the Noise So You Can Get Healthy
1:12:02

Clay Scroggins is back on the podcast with some fresh insights from his brand new book, How to Lead in a World of Distraction. In an open and vulnerable interview, Clay talks about how the pressures...

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Sep 24, 2019
CNLP 291: David Platt on Hell, Suffering, Eternity and Why the Hard Questions About Christianity Haven’t Led to His Deconversion, and What Needs to Change Among Christians to Truly Impact the World
1:15:57

There are so many deconversion stories away from Christianity these days. David Platt has seen some of the greatest suffering on earth and has again, recently, asked some of the toughest questions:...

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Sep 19, 2019
CNLP 290: Max Lucado on What Causes Happiness, How to Be Happier, and How to Know When It’s Time to Leave Leadership
1:18:52

New York Times bestselling author, Max Lucado, talks about how he knew he didn’t have another ten years of senior leadership in him, why his passion has shifted, what causes happiness, and how to...

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Sep 17, 2019
CNLP 289: Tim Lucas on Reaching Cynical Unchurched Young Adults, Launching What Would Become a MegaChurch in an Unchurched Region, and Surviving His Brush With Burnout
1:25:19

Tim Lucas mentally disconnected from the church at age 14, and never expected to be back…let alone plant a church. But as a Bible study Tim and his wife led grew into a church plant, Liquid Church...

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Sep 10, 2019
CNLP 288: David Kinnaman Busts Cultural Myths Too Many Leaders Still Believe, and Shares Surprisingly Good News About the Faith of Some Millennials and Gen Z.
1:36:35

David Kinnaman, President of the Barna Group, busts some persistent myths about people and culture too many leaders still believe. He also shares findings from his surveys of over 100,000 young...

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Sep 05, 2019
CNLP 287: J.D. Greear and Todd Wilson on Why The Future Church Is a Multiplying Church, How to Overcome a Scarcity Mindset and How to Start Reproducing Leadership
1:13:28

For the first time ever, Outreach Magazine has produced a list of 100 Reproducing Churches. Why? The future isn’t just in growth, it’s in multiplication if the church is going to thrive. J.D....

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Sep 03, 2019
CNLP 286: John Townsend on How to Rewire Your Brain to Stop the Negative Voices and the Relationships You Really Need as a Leader, and Probably Don’t Have
55:37

John Townsend is one of today’s top business consultants, leadership coaches, psychologists and best selling author of 35 books. John talks why high performing leaders experience more negative...

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Aug 27, 2019
CNLP 285: Christy Wright on Overcoming the Fear of Becoming an Entrepreneur and Pro Tips on Starting and Pricing Your Business
1:13:22

Christy Wright became an entrepreneur at age 23 and now coaches business leaders full time in addition to podcasting and speaking on some of the biggest stages in the world. Christy shares some...

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Aug 20, 2019
CNLP 284: Marc Serrao on How to Break All the Rules And Create a New Business Model, Starting One of America’s Most Successful Bakeries and How to Create Food So Good The Lines Create Traffic Jams
1:18:14

How do you build a world-class bakery in a village of just six thousand people? A bakery so popular it creates traffic jams with people from across the country wanting to get in? You break all the...

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Aug 15, 2019
CNLP 283: Lee Kricher and Jason Howard on the Emotions of Pastoral Succession, Why Leaders Hang On Too Long, and Why Successors Are Afraid to Talk About The Real Issues
1:29:59

Succession has emerged as one of the major issues facing the church in the next decade. Businesses are not that far behind in struggling with succession. Most senior pastors (especially founding...

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Aug 13, 2019
CNLP 282: Joel Manby on the Personal Cost of Leadership As CEO of SeaWorld, Saab USA and Herschend Entertainment
1:23:50

Joel Manby became the CEO of SeaWorld shortly after Blackfish was released – a documentary about the relationship between killer whales and their trainers at SeaWorld. Joel talks about the crucible...

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Aug 06, 2019
CNLP 281: Heather Zempel with an Inside Look at Washington DC and Ministry Trends Among Young Adults and Post-Christian Culture
1:06:12

Heather Zempel is a biological engineer who started working as a policy advisor to a US Senator on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. She now works with Mark Batterson doing ministry on Capitol Hill. In...

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Aug 01, 2019
CNLP 280: Ron Edmondson on The Essentials For Helping a Stagnant Church Grow Again, How to Handle Your Critics, and the Changing Landscape of Leadership
1:07:10

It’s easy to write off a stuck or plateaued church as irrelevant or bound to close, but that’s not what happened when Ron Edmondson became senior pastor of a church of 1000 in Lexington Kentucky....

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Jul 30, 2019
CNLP 279: Brad Formsma on How to Get People to Become More Generous, and the Best and Worst Practices in Dealing with High Net Worth Individuals and High Capacity Givers
1:17:19

Brad Formsma ran a business for years, and then felt a calling to help other people become more generous. He founded I Like Giving which resulted in Brad connecting with hundreds of high net worth...

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Jul 23, 2019
CNLP 278: Ian Morgan Cron on How Your Enneagram Profile Positions You for Burnout, Pride, Cynicism and Other Hidden Traps in Life and Leadership
1:07:08

Ian Morgan Cron interviews Carey for this episode of his top rated Typology podcast, but in the middle of the interview, Carey turned the tables got Ian to apply his Enneagram insights to Carey’s...

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Jul 18, 2019
CNLP 277: Sam Collier on How to Find Your Voice, Build a Platform, Stay True to Yourself and Handle Feedback and Criticism
1:18:40

Five years ago, Sam Collier had almost no platform. Today, he’s a well-known podcaster, speaker, host and influencer who speaks on some of today’s largest stages. Sam talks about how he got...

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Jul 16, 2019
CNLP 276: Chris Norton on Beating the Odds in Life and Leadership, Walking Again after Being Completely Paralyzed and the Lessons That Flow From It
1:04:38

Little did Chris Norton know that making a routine football play would change his life forever. Paralyzed from the neck down, doctors told him he had a 3 percent chance of ever regaining sensation in...

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Jul 09, 2019
CNLP 275: Drew Dyck on the Rise of the Internet, the Demise of Curated Content, the Massive Changes in Journalism and Tips on How to Develop Better Self Control
1:12:03

So many leaders struggle with willpower and self-control, whether that’s grabbing that extra piece of chocolate cake, acting up at a meeting or just not taking care of themselves. Drew Dyck...

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Jul 04, 2019
CNLP 274: Charles Lee on Why So Many Ideas Never Get Turned Into Reality, and the Path to Effective Execution and Scale
1:03:12

So many leaders have great ideas…that go absolutely nowhere. Charles Lee wants to change that. He helps companies and leaders turn ideas into reality. Charles shares a proven path from idea to...

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Jul 02, 2019
CNLP 273: Ron Kitchens on What It Takes To Become One of the Best Workplaces in America, How To Sustain Economic Growth Through Great People, and How Growing Up Poor Shaped His Leadership for the Better
1:31:04

Ron Kitchens grew up so poor that his childhood memories include moving every time his mom couldn’t pay the rent and rummaging through Goodwill bins to find clothes to wear to school. Today he is...

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Jun 25, 2019
CNLP 272: Kevin Jennings on How to Build an Authentic, Personal Platform That’s Not About You, How to Gain Traction Online and The Power of Focus and Strategic Quitting
1:30:50

Kevin Jennings has helped some big names build and grow their brand. Kevin talks about how to manage the tension of creating a personal platform that gains traction while staying true to yourself,...

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Jun 20, 2019
CNLP 271: Ken Coleman on the Fine Art of World-Class Interviewing, How to Get the Best Out of People and How to Network Without Being a Social Climber
1:27:41

Ken Coleman has interviewed world-class leaders in politics, sports, business and leadership for years. He deconstructs his approach and shares how to get the very best out of people, how to get...

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Jun 18, 2019
CNLP 270: Jenni Catron On How to Become a Sought-After Public Speaker When You Never Planned To Become One, Pro Tips for Every Communicator, Why Communication Matters Even If You Never Give a Formal Talk
1:09:00

How do you become a sought-after public speaker when you never planned on becoming one? That’s a question Jenni Catron, who’s now a full time consultant and public speaker, had to figure out. She...

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Jun 11, 2019
CNLP 269: I’d Rather Be Dead Than Married to You – Dave and Ann Wilson On Love, Sex, Conflict and Marriage; How to Lead in Ministry When Things Aren’t Great At Home
1:21:43

Dave and Ann Wilson fell in love and were married young. 9 months later, they were fighting every day. Their struggles continued on and off for years and at one point Dave told Ann he’d rather be...

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Jun 06, 2019
CNLP 268: Luis Palau on His Friendship With Billy Graham, How Evangelism Has Changed, And How to Be More Alive at Age 84 than Most 24 year olds
1:12:43

Luis Palau has been leading crusades for over 53 years. In this powerful interview, he talks about his friendship with Billy Graham, why crusades were so effective a generation ago, and how he and...

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Jun 04, 2019
CNLP 267: Margaret Feinberg On Why Writing is 95% Marketing (and How to Do It Well) Connecting With Your Audience and The Disciplines That Fuel Content Creation and Vibrant Life
1:19:18

When she was in eigth grade, Margaret Feinberg’s teachers asked the class to write a story. While most students turned in four pages, Margaret turned in a 127 page book. Today, Margaret has sold...

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May 28, 2019
CNLP 266: Carey Nieuwhof and Jeremy MacDonald on How to Jumpstart the Growth of Dying and Stagnant Churches, and How to Scale Church Growth Barriers from Just a Few People to Beyond 1000 Attenders
1:17:51

What do you do if your church is dead…stuck…stagnant, and simply not growing? And…once it starts growing, how do you get ready to scale the growth barriers most leaders never figure out how to...

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May 22, 2019
CNLP 265: Les McKeown on the Keys to Scaling Your Church Or Business, Why Growth Doesn’t Necessarily Mean You’re Ready to Scale, and How Scaling Actually Reduces Stress on You and Your Team
1:25:39

Les McKeown is back on the podcast, this time talking about the difference between growing organizations and organizations that are ready for scale. The two often get confused, and just because...

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May 21, 2019
CNLP 264: Sean Cannell Shares YouTube Secrets, Why The Future Online is Video, and How to Get Started on YouTube (Even From Scratch)
1:33:00

Sean Cannell started at almost nothing on YouTube a few years ago. Today his channel has over 750,000 subscribers and his videos have been viewed over 40 million times. Sean shares his YouTube...

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May 16, 2019
CNLP 263: Horst Schulze with Lessons From the Ritz-Carlton on Coaching the Best From a Team When You Can’t Pay Top Wages, What Guests Really Want, How to Satisfy a Customer and What To Do With Customer Complaints
1:22:17

At age 14, Horst Schulze left home to start in the hotel industry in Germany. What he learned there became the foundation for introducing true luxury to America when he founded the Ritz-Carlton hotel...

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May 14, 2019
CNLP 262: Nona Jones on What Most Organizations are Missing When It Comes to Facebook and Social Media Engagement and How to Use Facebook for Social Ministry, Not Just Social Media
1:20:02

Facebook’s Nona Jones shares about what most leaders are missing when it comes to getting people to engage on social media. Nona is also pioneering a way for churches to go beyond social media and...

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May 07, 2019
CNLP 261: Michael Hyatt On How To Focus in a Distracted World, How to Get More Done in Far Fewer Hours, and Why Succession Matters
58:19

Michael Hyatt is one of the top influencers in the leadership space today. His books consistently reach the New York Times best sellers list and his company helps millions of leaders a year become...

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Apr 30, 2019
CNLP 260: Ruth Haley Barton on How Busyness Ruins The Soul of Driven Leaders And How to Make Time for Rest
1:03:33

It’s so easy to run non-stop as a leader in the church and business world, and it’s killing us. Ruth Haley Barton is an incredibly driven leader, but she found herself pushing burnout at 30 as a...

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Apr 25, 2019
CNLP 259: Andrew Stanley on Making the Move from a Career in Finance to Full Time Stand-Up Comedy, Why and How Comedy Works, and on Being Andy Stanley’s Son and Charles Stanley’s Grandson
1:15:37

He never even thought about doing comedy until his final year in college. Less than four years later, Andrew Stanley quit his day job and went on the road full time as a comic whose career has really...

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Apr 23, 2019
CNLP 258: Rusty George on Suicide in Leadership, Grieving Your Losses and Recovering from Self-Righteous Legalism
1:07:08

Suicide is a growing problem in America, and one of the hardest to deal with personally and as a leader. Rusty George not only recently lost a campus pastor to suicide, he lost his friend of over...

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Apr 16, 2019
CNLP 257: Tyler Reagin on Leading a Large Organization When You’re Not a Detail Person and What It Takes to Become Self-Aware, Self-Accepting and Self-Confident in Leadership
58:09

Tyler Reagin meets thousands of leaders every year through the work he does as President of Catalyst. In this candid interview, he talks about what he’s seeing in today’s leaders, reflects on how...

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Apr 11, 2019
CNLP 256: Carly Fiorina on Her Journey from Secretary at a Real Estate Firm to CEO of a Fortune 20 Company to Running for President of the United States
1:03:11

Carly Fiorina has an unlikely journey as a leader. Carly talks how her approach to leadership and problem solving while a secretary at a real estate firm and then low level employee at AT&T...

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Apr 09, 2019
CNLP 255: Os Guinness on The Decline of America, The Current Crisis, and How Christians Can Move Forward in a Post-Christian Culture
48:50

Philosopher and writer Os Guinness thinks America is in its greatest crisis since the Civil War, and perhaps since the American Revolution. At the heart of the crisis is how people understand liberty...

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Apr 02, 2019
CNLP 254: Haydn Shaw On Leading Through Generation Tension at Work: What Helps Gen Z, Millennials, Gen X and Boomers Get Along
1:15:25

Talk to young leaders, and they’ll express frustration with their bosses. Talk to an older leader, and they’ll roll their eyes at some of the shortcomings of the next generation. How do you lead...

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Mar 28, 2019
CNLP 253: Kadi Cole on The New Rules for Men and Women in the Workplace and Creating A Culture that Leverages Female Leaders…Regardless of Your Theology
1:20:51

Here’s what’s so refreshing about Kadi Cole, often when the subject of female v. male leadership comes up, people tend to move into entrenched theological positions or stereotypes. Kadi doesn’t...

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Mar 26, 2019
CNLP 252: Kevin Queen on Winning Over Trust as a New Leader, Successful Succession and The Heart of Revival
1:10:59

What do you do when a well-known, charismatic founder of a highly visible, successful church resigns and you’re the successor? That was Kevin Queen’s situation in 2017 when he took over the Lead...

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Mar 19, 2019
CNLP 251: Drew Powell and Matt Warren on Why Attractional Church is Past Peak, Why It’s Changing and What’s Next for Weekend Services
1:25:53

The attractional church model has been the dominant church model for 20 years in growing churches and many leaders are noticing it’s not nearly as effective as it used to be. Few churches were...

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Mar 14, 2019
CNLP 250: Gary Chapman on How The Five Love Languages Can Improve Employee Performance at Work, Make Your Marriage Better and Foster a Better Relationship With Your Kids
1:07:58

Gary Chapman’s Five Love Languages has sold more than 12 million copies and shows no signs of slowing down;  every year, it sells more copies than the year before. Gary talks about why the book...

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Mar 12, 2019
CNLP 249: Kara Powell and Steve Argue on Emerging Adulthood and Helping Teens, Young Adults, Parents and Leaders Thrive as Everything Changes
1:11:34

Every parent and every teen and young adult knows things are changing. So does every leader. But the real question is: How are things changing and what does it mean? Kara Powell and Steve Argue dive...

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Mar 05, 2019
CNLP 248: Joel and Nina Schmidgall on Why Marriage is Hard and Why Praying Circles Around Your Marriage Can Change More Than You Think
1:02:08

Anyone who has been married for a while knows it can be difficult, but marriage is often harder than most couples signed up for. Joel and Nina Schmidgall talk about the struggles they themselves and...

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Feb 28, 2019
CNLP 247: Clay Scroggins and Brad Lomenick Roundtable On Future Trends, The Attractional Church, The Rise of Charismatic Churches, And The Most Difficult Parts of Leadership
1:44:36

Everything’s changing in the church and culture so fast, how do you respond? In this year’s Rethink Leadership Roundtable, Clay Scroggins and Brad Lomenick join Carey to talk about future trends...

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Feb 26, 2019
CNLP 246: John Ortberg On What’s Wrong With How We Define Salvation and What It Really Means to Follow Jesus
1:13:53

It’s not often you get a deep dive into theology on this podcast, but today, we go there with John Ortberg. John talks about what’s wrong with how we define salvation in liberal and conservative...

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Feb 19, 2019
CNLP 245: Jud Wilhite on Developing New Strategies to Reach Unchurched People, What’s Working and What’s Not, and How to Lead Out of Your Vulnerabilities and Insecurities
1:21:40

Las Vegas is a place millions visit, but home to two million people who live there year round. 20,000 of those 2,000,000 Vegas residents attend a location of Central Church in Vegas. Jud talks about...

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Feb 14, 2019
CNLP 244: Scott Sauls On Why Non-Christians Hate Christians, Ineffective Evangelism and Resilience in a Turbulent World
1:05:44

Why do people outside the church show so much hostility toward or indifference to people inside the church? Scott Sauls has some intriguing answers, plus we talk about the most effective and least...

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Feb 12, 2019
CNLP 243: Rich Birch on the Nuts and Bolts of Church Growth – What the 6% of Growing Churches Do That Others Don’t
1:23:51

Here’s a question. When 94% of churches aren’t growing, what do the 6% do that the others don’t? Rich Birch has worked at three growing megachurches, and distills the things they do that others...

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Feb 05, 2019
CNLP 242: Frank Bealer on How to Seriously Boost Your Productivity During High Demand Seasons
1:22:30

Frank Bealer is one of the most productive people Carey knows, and he doesn’t say that lightly. Frank deconstructs how he has grown his productivity in 3 distinct seasons of his life as a leader in...

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Jan 30, 2019
CNLP 241: Ian Morgan Cron on Using Your Enneagram Number to Boost Self-Awareness, Spiritual Growth and Reduce Conflict at Work and at Home
1:16:07

The Enneagram is an ancient personality type profile, and over the last two years Ian Morgan Cron’s new book, The Road Back To You, has helped several hundred thousands of people discover what...

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Jan 29, 2019
CNLP 240: Annie F. Downs on the Secrets of Reaching a Large Audience and Connecting with A Growing Tribe by Keeping it Personal
1:24:17

So many women have much larger audiences than most male leaders, but most male leader are oblivious to it. So, Carey sits down and opens his notebook with author, podcaster and speaker Annie F....

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Jan 24, 2019
CNLP 239: Jon Gordon on Dealing with The Negative Voices in Your Head, Negativity in Your Organization and How to Stay Positive
47:22

At age 29, Jon Gordon’s wife told him she loved him but couldn’t stand his constant complaining and negativity. He decided to change. His decision led him to radically change his mindset. He...

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Jan 22, 2019
CNLP 238: Lysa TerKeurst on Living and Leading Through Personal Crisis, Disappointment, and Navigating What Part of Your Life Should Be Personal, Private or Secret
1:08:00

The last three years of Proverbs 31 President Lysa TerKeurst’s life have been almost unbelievable as she discovered infidelity in her marriage and lived through cancer and another life-threatening...

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Jan 15, 2019
CNLP 237: Ed Stetzer on Why Christians Are Losing the Culture War, How the Culture is Changing, and What’s Next For the Future Church
1:31:06

There’s no question everything is changing in culture and the church and few people have their finger as tightly on the pulse as author, blogger and thinker Ed Stetzer. In this wide-ranging...

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Jan 08, 2019
CNLP 236: Jonathan Pokluda on The Keys To Reaching and Influencing Tens of Thousands of Millennials Every Week
1:11:57

Everybody wants to do what God has allowed Jonathan Pokluda to do, but few do it. Jonathan Pokluda leads the Porch, the largest young adult ministry in America that reaches thousands live every...

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Jan 01, 2019
CNLP 235: John Van Pay on Leading America’s Fastest Growing Church While Being Home 5 Nights a Week, How to Find Margin Amidst Growth and How to Say No to Stay Focused
56:48

John Van Pay’s first decade of ministry didn’t go the way he planned. He was driven and ambitious, but his wife was ready to leave him. That caught John’s attention. He then went on to plant a...

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Dec 25, 2018
CNLP 234: Donnie Griggs on How To Make a Big Difference in a Small Town, What Works and What Doesn’t in Small Communities, and Finding Great Leaders
1:06:58

So many leaders write off small towns and villages as places not worth investing in. Donnie Griggs would beg to differ. He tells the story of how he planted a church in a town of 9000, only to see it...

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Dec 18, 2018
CNLP 233: Daniel Pink on the Science Behind Perfect Timing, How Morning People, Night Owls and Everyone Else Can Maximize Productivity and Effectiveness
1:11:46

There’s a science to maximum performance and productivity. Daniel Pink talks about the research that shows how morning people (larks), night owls and everyone in between (third birds) can find the...

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Dec 11, 2018
CNLP 232: Christine Birch on Connecting New People Who Come to Your Church
1:21:14

Christine Birch has been part of three large churches in both Canada and the US. How do you connect people in a large church, and how do you connect them at your church? Christine shares her...

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Dec 06, 2018
CNLP 231: Jon Thompson on How to Discover Your True Calling and Gifting And Why Operating Outside of Either Can Be Exhausting and Dangerous
1:23:59

One of the more perplexing questions people ask is “What am I truly called and gifted to do?” Jon Thompson, Preaching and Vision Pastor of C4 Church and adjunct faculty at Tyndale Theological...

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Dec 04, 2018
CNLP 230: Pete Scazzero on Why So Many Successful Leaders Are Emotionally Immature, How to Tell Whether That’s You, and How to Become Emotionally Intelligent and Spiritually Mature
1:22:31

Pete Scazzero will be the first to tell you that while he was successful on the outside as a leader, he was immature on the inside, and his wife had had enough. That moved Pete on a journey to figure...

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Nov 27, 2018
CNLP 229: Larry Osborne on Why He Never Uses an Alarm Clock, The Keys to Staying Fresh in Leadership Four Decades In, and The Hardest Part of Raising Up New Leaders
1:05:07

Larry Osborne has been in ministry for over 4 decades and at his current church for 38 years…and he loves it. Larry talks about how to thrive, why he’s never had to take a sabbatical, why he...

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Nov 20, 2018
CNLP 228: Craig Groeschel on Handling the Pain That Comes With Life and Leadership, How God Can Redeem Self-inflicted Pain and Bring Hope in the Dark of Personal Suffering
1:00:37

Craig Groeschel leads one of the largest churches in America, but that doesn’t mean the journey has been easy. In this interview, Craig talks about the hard side of life and leadership – How the...

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Nov 15, 2018
CNLP 227: Terry Smith on Sharing Ideas With Jack Welch and Why Becoming a Hospitable Leader is the Key to Creating a Thriving Organization
1:07:38

Terry Smith was speaking at an event on a principle that was so compelling to Jack Welch, he asked Terry to teach him more. Terry tells the story of how he became friends with Jack and Suzy Welch,...

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Nov 13, 2018
CNLP 226: Adam Hamilton on How To Reach Thinking People, Planting one of the Largest Mainline Churches in the World, And How Tradition and Innovation Can Co-Exist
1:28:20

Adam Hamilton planted a mainline church 28 years ago. The goal was to reach thinking people who are skeptical of Christianity. His church quickly became one of the largest and fastest growing...

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Nov 06, 2018
CNLP 225: Joshua Gagnon and Daniel King on Breaking Growth Barriers from 30 People to 5000 People Without Blowing Your Church Apart
1:10:28

Josh Gagnon started Next Level Church in New England with 30 people on day one…in an auditorium that sat 800. Not a great recipe for success. On the second Sunday, Daniel King volunteered to join...

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Oct 31, 2018
CNLP 224: Levi Lusko on Planting Churches Where Nobody Plants Churches, Being Yourself in a Different Culture and Declaring War on the Issues that Plague You As a Leader
53:19

12 years ago, Levi Lusko left Southern California to plant a church in Montana. Today, Fresh Life Church has 12 locations, most of them in very small towns where few people would plant churches. Levi...

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Oct 30, 2018
CNLP 223: How to Break the Growth Barriers That Will Move Your Church Past 200, 600 and 1000 Attenders with Carl George and Warren Bird
1:16:54

So many churches attract new people but still can’t seem to grow. Why? What does it take for churches to break through the 200, 400 and 600 attendance growth barriers? Carl George and Warren Bird...

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Oct 25, 2018
CNLP 222: Patrick Lencioni on Saying No To Steve Jobs, Motivating Millennial Workers and The Three Qualities You Need to Look for To Create The Ideal Team
1:21:15

Patrick Lencioni has written some of the benchmark business books of this generation. In this conversation, he explains how saying no to Steve Jobs moved his life in a whole new direction. He unpacks...

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Oct 23, 2018
CNLP 221: Max Lucado On How He’s Written Over 120 Books, Why He Never Uses Ghostwriters, How to Stay Fresh in Leadership, And His Favorite Book
1:13:19

Max Lucado has published over 120 books. Yes, you read that right. In this episode, he talks about how he writes and leads a large ministry, his unusual editing process, how to stay fresh in...

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Oct 16, 2018
CNLP 220: Rachel Cruze with the Back Story on How Dave Ramsey Taught Her About Money, How to Teach Your Kids About Money, and The Top Financial Issues People Struggle With
1:04:42

Rachel Cruze talks about what motivates her as a public speaker and writer, what her dad, Dave Ramsey, has taught her, why going on commission is a much better system for your kids than allowance,...

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Oct 09, 2018
CNLP 219: Scott Harrison on How to Relate To High Capacity Leaders (and Donors), the Growth of Charity Water and What Being a Night Club Promoter Taught Him About Leadership
1:14:26

Scott Harrison founded charity: water over a decade ago, after declaring himself morally and spiritually bankrupt while living his twenties as a NYC night club promoter. In this interview, filmed...

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Oct 02, 2018
CNLP 218: Francis Chan On Battling Pride and Fame, Why He Left His Megachurch, And His Airbnb Church Experiment
1:05:20

In a moving and passionate conversation, Francis Chan talks about why he left his megachurch in Simi Valley, how he’s battled both pride and fame and why both can be so dangerous, what he learned...

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Sep 25, 2018
CNLP 217: Andy Stanley on How to Share Your Faith in a Post-Christian World, How to Respond to Your Critics, Overcoming His Judgementalism and the Irresistibility of Love
1:27:49

Andy Stanley outlines the argument he makes in his new book, Irresistible, and coaches leaders on how to have conversations with Christians who have walked away from their faith as well as atheists...

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Sep 18, 2018
CNLP 216: An Inside Look at A Book Launch Strategy, Pro Tips and a Q&A from the Launch Team
1:07:06

In this episode, Carey shares an overview of his team’s book launch strategy for his latest book, Didn’t See It Coming, which within hours of release became a multiple #1 Amazon best-seller in...

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Sep 13, 2018
CNLP 215: You Never Thought You’d Be a Cynic, Did You? Free Audio Book Bonus. Chapter One of Didn’t See It Coming
35:30

In this special episode, Carey shares the audio book version of Chapter One of his new book, Didn’t See It Coming. Chapter One chronicles how cynicism starts in the heart of most leaders, how to...

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Sep 12, 2018
CNLP 214: Nancy Duarte on What All Great Speeches and Talks Have in Common, The Biggest Communication Mistakes Preachers and Speakers Make, and How Speaking is Changing
1:06:25

Nancy Duarte is one of the leading experts in communication today, having advised and consulted 25 out of 35 of the biggest companies in the world and advised 84% of all top tech companies. Nancy...

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Sep 11, 2018
CNLP 213: Levi and Jennie Lusko on Losing their Daughter, and How to Fight through Grief to Keep Living and Leading
46:30

No one ever expects to lose a child, but that’s what happened in 2012 when Levi and Jennie Lusko’s 5 year old daughter, Lenya, died of an asthma attack. Levi and Jennie talk about what they...

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Sep 06, 2018
CNLP 212: Erwin McManus on How to Spot a Narcissist in Leadership, Overcoming The Need for Approval, and What He Experienced at the Global Leadership Summit 2018
1:06:43

In a wide-ranging conversation, Carey talks to author, futurist, film-maker, designer and pastor Erwin McManus about his childhood, how he got over his need for approval, why narcissism is so...

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Sep 05, 2018
CNLP 211: Ann Voskamp Deconstructs Carey Nieuwhof’s Approach to Strategic Thinking, How He Creates His Content and Covers the 7 Things Every Leader Needs to Overcome to Thrive
1:45:52

This week we flip the mic, as multiple New York Times best-selling author Ann Voskamp does an in depth and personal interview with Carey Nieuwhof. Ann talks to Carey about how law prepared him for...

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Sep 04, 2018
CNLP 210: Tony Morgan and Carey Nieuwhof on Why Leaders Grow Cynical and How to Combat What Appears to Be An Occupational Hazard
32:20

Tony Morgan is the founder of the Unstuck Group and he admits that cynicism has been a life long battle. In this special episode, Tony interviews Carey for his show The Unstuck Group Podcast about...

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Aug 30, 2018
CNLP 209: Brady Shearer on Leveraging The Biggest Communication Revolution In 500 Years, Spotting Low Hanging Fruit OnLine, and Scaling Massive Growth
1:13:01

Brady Shearer is just 27 years old, and is figuring out how to seize the biggest communication revolution in 500 years.   He talks about what the digital revolution happening before our eyes means...

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Aug 28, 2018
CNLP 208: Dana Spinola on Following Your Dream, Scaling a Business and Coming Back After Burnout
1:27:58

When Dana Spinola was asked at age 5 what she wanted to be when she grew up, her answer was simple – “the best.” That drive pushed her on to many things, including launching her own company,...

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Aug 21, 2018
CNLP 207: Bobby Gruenewald on Leveraging First Mover Advantage, Innovation, AI, Technology and the Future Church
1:05:57

Bobby Gruenewald leveraged first mover advantage in building and selling an internet hosting service and the world’s largest wrestling fan site. Then he moved into church world, creating Church...

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Aug 14, 2018
CNLP 206: Les McKeown on Visionaries, Operators and Processors and How Each Is Necessary In Thriving Organizations
1:25:15

Les McKeown, serial entrepreneur and author of The Synergist and Predictable Success, is back after his first episode became one of the most downloaded ever on this podcast. This time, Les talks...

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Aug 07, 2018
CNLP 205: Eliot Crowther on Market Disruption, Explosive Growth, Scale and How Pushpay Grew from an idea to a Billion Dollar Company
1:13:43

In 2010, 24-year-old Eliot Crowther was in an almost dead end job as a door to door salesperson. Then he had an idea. Within months he and Chris Heaslip founded Pushpay. The fledgling company almost...

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Jul 31, 2018
CNLP 204: Jon Tyson on Reaching Cynics in NYC and What to do When the Burden of Leadership Feels Too Heavy
1:17:26

Jon Tyson went to New York City to plant a church and has had success in reaching thousands of New Yorkers. He talks about how the New York mindset is impacting young adults across America, what is...

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Jul 24, 2018
CNLP 203: Sam Collier on Growing Up without Privilege, Living a Double Life, Boundaries for Difficult People and How to Build Influence
48:16

Sam Collier is a speaker and host at North Point Ministries and the Director of City Strategy for The reThink Group. Recorded live from the Orange Conference, Sam talks about growing up without...

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Jul 17, 2018
CNLP 202: #AskCarey Your Questions on How to Raise Money When No One Gives, Increasing Your Church’s First Time Guest Count, The Art of Question Asking, and How to Improve Your Side Hustle
43:01

Your questions are the best questions. So, we’re back with another special episode of #AskCarey to help you lead like never before as we celebrate reaching over 200 episodes for the podcast....

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Jul 12, 2018
CNLP 201: Joshua Gagnon Interviews Carey Nieuwhof on Crazy Risks, What Carey Would Change about the High Impact Leader and Whether it’s Working for Him Now, and What He’s Doing Next
31:52

In this special episode, Joshua Gagnon, Pastor of Next Level Church, interviews Carey for his podcast and talks about a crazy stupid risk Carey took almost three years ago, what he would change now...

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Jul 11, 2018
CNLP 200: Joshua Gagnon on Rapid Growth, Launching Big and Staying Sane in Leadership
1:05:04

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...

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Jul 10, 2018
CNLP 199: John S. Dickerson on What Journalism Can Teach Leaders, The Massive Change in Culture and How the Church Can Respond
1:28:06

John S. Dickerson started in journalism straight out of college and soon found himself writing for the New York Times, CNN and USA Today. Today, he’s a 35 year old pastor of a mega church. John...

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Jul 03, 2018
CNLP 198: Kristen Ivy on the Impact of Divorce on Kids, Developing a Parenting Strategy, and How to Connect Meaningfully with Your Kids in a Crazy, Busy Life
1:13:47

Kristen Ivy is the Executive Director of Messaging at Orange, one of the largest next-gen ministry organizations in the world. In a candid and personal conversation, Kristen talks about the impact...

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Jun 26, 2018
CNLP Bonus 020: Danielle Strickland on Becoming a Great Communicator, Knowing When It’s Time to Move On and Being a Rebel At Heart
1:08:15

So, we’re back with another bonus episode to help you lead like never before AND celebrate the launch of my latest course, The Art of Better Preaching. In many eyes (including mine), Danielle...

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Jun 21, 2018
CNLP Bonus 019: #AskCarey Answers To Your Questions On Preaching and Public Speaking
44:32

Your questions are the best questions. I asked you to send me questions about preaching and public speaking and, man, did you respond! So, we’re back with another bonus episode of #AskCarey to help...

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Jun 20, 2018
CNLP 197: Mark Clark and Carey Nieuwhof on How to Preach in a Way that Reaches Unchurched People and Maintains Biblical Integrity
1:03:00

Mark Clark and Carey talk about their different approaches to preaching, how to reach unchurched people and how to preach to churched and unchurched people with Biblical integrity. Plus, Carey and...

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Jun 19, 2018
CNLP 196: Bryan Carter on What Makes for Successful Succession, Navigating 300% Church Growth and The Racial Divide in America
1:10:16

Bryan Carter was 29 years old when he was asked to be the successor to a pastor who founded the church 28 years earlier. Much to everyone’s surprise, including Bryan’s, the transition went...

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Jun 12, 2018
CNLP 195: Kevin Jennings on How to Help Your Online Platform Soar, How to Engineer a Successful Launch and Why Some Things Get Traction Online and Others Don’t
1:17:53

Kevin Jennings has done marketing and platform development with the likes of Tony Robbins, Oprah Winfrey, Reggie Joiner, and Dave Ramsey. Plus, he’s been a behind the scenes team member on my...

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Jun 05, 2018
CNLP 194: Jerry Hurley on Keys to Scaling Your Ministry, Leaving Corporate to Help Build Life Church and What Makes Working With Millennials Work
1:22:30

Jerry Hurley joined the staff at Life Church in 1998, when it was a single campus and running about 600 people. He’s been on the senior leadership team as it’s grown to over 80,000 attenders and...

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May 29, 2018
CNLP 193: Clay Scroggins on How the Digital Disruption is Changing Everything For Churches and Businesses
1:30:17

There’s no question we’re undergoing one of the biggest transformations in history, but the digital disruption that’s happening around us every day has caught most church and business leaders...

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May 22, 2018
CNLP 192: Caleb Kaltenbach on How to Embrace an Outraged and Polarized Culture Most Leaders No Longer Like
1:11:11

In a polarized culture filled with a growing number of angry people, how do you find your voice, counter arguments and keep your sanity? Messy Grace author Caleb Kaltenbach is back with a fresh look...

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May 15, 2018
CNLP 191: Christine Caine on Betrayal, Chaos and How to Still Trust God When You Don’t Understand Why Things Are Going The Way They’re Going
44:08

In a moving and personal interview, Christine Caine talks about how a deep personal betrayal a few years ago almost led her to leave ministry, and how cancer, chaos and all the things you can’t...

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May 08, 2018
CNLP 190: Nick Vujicic Answers the Questions No One Usually Asks Him, and What He Believes Will Turn a Nation Around
1:13:51

Nick Vujicic has been interviewed hundreds of times by people, including Oprah Winfrey about being born without limbs, and his story has been told thousands of times. Sometimes your life can be...

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May 01, 2018
CNLP 189: Rusty George on Leadership and Trust, Why We Misplace It and How to Trust People After You’ve Been Burned
1:07:54

Of all the things leaders struggle with, personal betrayal and hurt seem to run the deepest. In a very perceptive conversation, Rusty George talks about why leaders have their trust broken, how to...

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Apr 24, 2018
CNLP 188: Jessica Bealer and Gina McClain on Why Leaders Quit, How to Develop Better Self-Esteem, Why Balance is a Joke and How to Grow Your Resilience
1:15:09

Jessica Bealer and Gina McClain have both led in major ministries for over a decade. They’ve also seen a lot of leaders not make it. What’s the difference? In a super-candid discussion, Jessica...

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Apr 17, 2018
CNLP Bonus 018: Shannon Miles on Starting a Rapidly Growing Company, Moving from A Scarcity Mindset to an Abundance Mindset, and What She Learned from Richard Branson
1:15:41

Shannon Miles is the CEO and Co-Founder of BELAY Solutions. But life didn’t start that way for her. Raised in a very low-income home, she struggled in her early years to believe anything was...

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Apr 12, 2018
CNLP 187: Tim Elmore on Anxiety in Young Leaders and Overcoming the Battles We All Face in An Increasingly Stressed World
1:13:10

Almost every leader under 40 feels it – the constant stress, anxiety and uncertainty we’re all plagued by. Dr. Tim Elmore is a world-renowned expert on the issues facing today’s students and...

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Apr 10, 2018
CNLP 186: Daniel Im on What’s Wrong with Discipleship, False Maturity and Bi-Vocational Ministry
58:06

Something’s wrong with discipleship in most churches, but many leaders have no idea what’s broken, despite their best efforts to diagnose and fix it. Daniel Im gives a helpful diagnosis and a...

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Apr 03, 2018
CNLP 185: Greg Atkinson on How First Time Guests Get Alienated by Your Church Services
1:12:06

Greg Atkinson returns to the podcast after a very popular first interview about how most churches lose guests within the first ten minutes of a visit. In case you missed it, check out Episode...

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Mar 27, 2018
CNLP 184: Brian Houston on How to Attract the Top Leaders, Battling back From Burnout and The Personal Habits and Rhythms that Help Him Thrive
1:12:48

In a candid, personal and powerful conversation, Brian Houston talks about how Hillsong attracts and keeps great leaders, how he stays healthy as a leader, how he battled back from burnout a few...

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Mar 20, 2018
CNLP 183: Todd Wilson on Lessons from the Nuclear Navy and What the World’s Best Engineers Can Teach Church Leaders or Any Leader About Leadership
1:09:36

At age 20, Todd Wilson (now President of Exponential), joined the Nuclear Navy. What he learned there were some of the top leadership lessons anyone could glean. Todd shares his top five learnings...

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Mar 13, 2018
CNLP 182: Cheryl Bachelder on How To Turn Your Failure Into Success, Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen’s Meteoric Turnaround Decade, and How Servant Leadership Really Works
1:21:46

How do you turn failure into success? How do you turn something badly stagnated into an organization with exceptional momentum? In 2007, Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen was suffering badly in the quick...

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Mar 06, 2018
CNLP 181: Brad Lomenick on Trends in Church Attendance, Online Engagement, Cool Churches, and Isolation in Leadership
1:22:29

Brad Lomenick is back on the podcast and sits down with Carey Nieuwhof  for a roundtable to discuss a number of trends in the church: church attendance, online engagement, the morphing of cool...

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Feb 27, 2018
CNLP 180: William Vanderbloemen on How to Gain a Competitive Advantage by Creating An Amazing Culture Staff and Volunteers Won’t Want to Leave
1:19:02

Every church and workplace has a culture. Unfortunately, often it’s a bad one. The Vanderbloemen Search Group has been named by Entrepreneur magazine and other organizations as one of America’s...

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Feb 20, 2018
CNLP 179: Rich Birch on the Church Growth Flywheel – The 5 Things Growing Churches Do That Most Others Don’t
1:12:57

Rich Birch has interviewed over 200 leaders from the fastest growing churches in the US, and he’s taken good notes. He’s boiled down their best practices to 5 common strategies almost every...

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Feb 13, 2018
CNLP 178: Scott Sauls on Unhealthy Ambition, Envy and Isolation in Leadership
1:19:25

Scott Sauls offers some keen observations about the heart and soul of leaders. In this wide-ranging conversation, Scott talks about why our culture is so angry, and gives penetrating insights into...

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Feb 06, 2018
CNLP 177: Todd Adkins, Eric Geiger and Carey Nieuwhof on The Lies Leaders Believe
48:59

So many leaders believe things about themselves and about leadership that simply aren’t true. Carey joins up with Todd Adkins and Eric Geiger from the 5LQ Leadership Podcast for a co-broadcast of...

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Jan 30, 2018
CNLP 176: Margaret Spicer on How to Get Next Gen Onto a Senior Leader’s Agenda and Making Families a Church Wide Mission
1:01:48

Families are a huge part of every church, yet often church leaders behave like that isn’t the case. Margaret Spicer leads the Next Gen ministry from Crossway Church in Melbourne,...

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Jan 23, 2018
CNLP 175: Bryan Miles on the Rise of Virtual Work and Virtual Workers and Why the Way We Work Doesn’t Work Anymore
1:06:28

What do you do with younger leaders who want to work remotely or from home? Is the office culture a dying culture? Bryan Miles is founder and CEO of BELAY Solutions a rapidly growing virtual company,...

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Jan 16, 2018
CNLP 174: Jeff Henderson on the Dos and Don’ts of Marketing Your Church or Product and the Backstory to the #FOR initiative
1:04:56

Jeff Henderson was a marketing executive with Chick-fil-A and the Atlanta Braves before he started leading churches. He opens his playbook and outlines the dos and don’ts of effective marketing and...

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Jan 09, 2018
CNLP 173: Craig Groeschel Deconstructs His Approach to Preaching, Leadership, Success, The Future and More
1:32:29

Craig Groeschel has become a virtual leadership encyclopedia. Plus he has a generous spirit and character to match it.   In a wide-ranging interview, Craig deconstructs his method for sermon...

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Jan 02, 2018
CNLP 172: Robby Gallaty and Rabbi Evan Moffic on How the Jewishness of Jesus Can Transform Your Preaching and Bring You Closer to Christ
1:34:43

Jesus wasn’t a blond haired blue eyed suburban teacher, but sometimes we treat him as though he was. Through two very different lenses, Robby Gallaty, an evangelical pastor, and Evan Moffic, a...

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Dec 26, 2017
CNLP 171: Jason Romano on Growing Up With An Alcoholic Dad and How Your Past Can Impact Your Present and Future
1:09:55

Author, speaker and former ESPN Producer Jason Romano’s dad took him to a football game when Jason was 10 years old. It was the first time Jason realized his dad was an alcoholic. Jason tells the...

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Dec 19, 2017
CNLP 170: Esther Fedorkevich on Pro Tips on Getting Your Message Out There, How Anyone Can Get Published and How to Stand Out in a Crowded Marketplace
1:18:04

Esther Fedorkevich is one of the most successful agents in publishing today. In this episode, she shows anyone who has a message they want to get out what’s possible. She talks about how...

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Dec 12, 2017
CNLP 169: Dave Ferguson on the Future of Church Growth and the Rapid Multiplication of Church Leaders and Churches
1:17:04

So much has changed and is changing in the church. And the good news is that the future is a much more level playing field than the past. Exponential President Dave Ferguson talks about the future of...

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Dec 05, 2017
CNLP 168: John Ortberg on The Problem with Hurry in Leadership, Why So Many Leaders Struggle With Intimacy and His Friendship with Dallas Willard
1:02:24

So many busy leaders struggle with intimacy in their marriages, in friendships and in their relationship with God. John Ortberg talks about why that is, how to address it and we also unpack his...

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Nov 28, 2017
CNLP 167: Chris Goeppner on Defying the Odds and Planting a Thriving Church in Rural Vermont
1:09:12

Chris Goeppner, his wife Penny and a couple of friends left South Florida to plant a church in New England – something Chris had earlier said he would never do. Chris shares how they overcame...

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Nov 21, 2017
CNLP 166: Chris Durso on Culture, Justin Bieber and Reaching Young Adults in Hard to Reach Areas
58:49

Chris Durso has done ministry in New York City for years. He talks about using the culture to reach the culture, how the church interacts with people like Justin Bieber and what’s worked and...

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Nov 14, 2017
CNLP 165: Mark Batterson on How to Hear God’s Voice (and God’s Will For Your Life)
1:17:05

One of the top questions church leaders get is “how can I know I’ve heard from God” closely followed by “how can I know God’s will for my life?“ Mark Batterson has studied the subject...

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Nov 07, 2017
CNLP 164: Allyson Evans on Life Church’s Approach to Reaching Families, Unbelievable Growth, Hard Decisions and Leveling the Next Gen Playing Field
1:05:13

Allyson Evans came in from the marketing world to join the staff at Life.Church 16 years ago just as Life Church was opening its second location. She talks about working with Craig Groeschel,...

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Oct 31, 2017
CNLP 163: Erwin McManus on Living Fully Alive, Tackling Your Fears, Dealing with Critics and Creating Space For People Not Like You
1:15:24

Erwin McManus talks about his diagnosis of cancer, facing fear and how to deal with criticism.  In this wide-ranging and fascinating conversation, he also talks about being branded a heretic,...

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Oct 24, 2017
CNLP 162: Jarrid Wilson on Depression, Anxiety and Suicide and the Church’s Response To Mental Health
1:05:08

At age 15, Jarrid Wilson told a youth group leader he was depressed, and essentially felt dismissed. By age 19, the silence felt like it was killing him and he started googling painless ways to die....

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Oct 17, 2017
CNLP 161: Carlos Whittaker on Porn, Losing His Family, Hidden Sin and the Battle Back
1:21:47

Carlos Whittaker battled porn for much of his ministry life until it manifested itself in a relationship that almost cost him his family. In an honest conversation, he talks about clearing the...

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Oct 10, 2017
CNLP 160: Dr. Henry Cloud on What All High Performing Leaders Have In Common, Investing in Yourself and Overcoming Dysfunction in Your Church
1:10:27

Dr. Henry Cloud coaches Fortune 100 company CEOs and top church leaders, and shares what they all have in common.  He also offers strategies on how to overcome common dysfunctional behaviours...

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Oct 03, 2017
CNLP 159: Ron Edmondson On Busting the 7 Myths that Break too Many Young Leaders
1:07:08

Leadership is never easy, but too many leaders succumb to myths that simply aren’t true. Ron Edmondson has mentored many leaders and shares a wealth of wisdom that will help all leaders, but...

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Sep 26, 2017
CNLP Bonus 017: 8 Keys to Breaking the 200 Barrier
39:39

In this special bonus episode, Brian Orme interviews Carey on the 8 key reasons 85% of churches never break the 200 attendance barrier. Welcome to Bonus Episode 017 of the podcast. Links Mentioned Be...

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Sep 20, 2017
CNLP 158: Kara Powell on How to Tell if Your Church is Positioned to Draw Millennials and Her Personal Habits and Rhythms as a Leader and Mom
59:14

What does your church need to do to connect better with Millennials?  Kara Powell shares insights from research from 250 effective churches on practices that work for any size church in any setting....

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Sep 19, 2017
CNLP 157: Jon Acuff on What It Takes for You To Finish What You Start, Finding Your Career Path and The Rhythms and Routines That Make People Successful
1:35:04

New York Times best-selling author Jon Acuff is back on the podcast to talk about research he did about why some people finish their goals when most people don’t. In this wide-ranging interview,...

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Sep 12, 2017
CNLP 156: Whit and Willie George – An Honest Conversation About Succession, Working With Family and Keeping Church on the Move Thriving
1:10:22

Willie George founded Church on the Move 30 years ago. Recently, he transitioned the senior leadership of the church to his son, Whit. How do you follow a legend? How do you keep a large, widely...

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Sep 05, 2017
CNLP 155: Matt Engel on the Rise of Big Data and How To Use it To Pastor Your Church and Reach Your Community
1:10:53

The amount of data we have on people doubles every single year. But what does the rise of big data mean for local churches and even businesses.  Matt Engel talks about what big data is, how it’s...

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Aug 29, 2017
CNLP 154: Todd Fields on the Constant Change in Worship Music, What Makes a Great Worship Leader, Working with Andy Stanley and More
1:00:31

For over 20 years, Todd Fields has led worship leaders at North Point Church in Atlanta at their campuses, and more recently helped worship leaders around the world get better at their craft. Todd...

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Aug 22, 2017
CNLP 153: Clay Scroggins on How to Lead When You’re Not in Charge
1:20:57

One of the greatest myths of leadership is that you have to be in charge in order to lead. Clay Scroggins talks about how to cultivate influence and gain authority when you’re not the senior...

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Aug 15, 2017
CNLP 152: Eugene Peterson on Why He Wrote the Message, The Rhythms of a Reflective Life + Mark Batterson and Adam Weber on Peterson’s Legacy
1:18:42

Eugene Peterson is a living legend. Carey talks to Eugene about the origin of the Message and the life rhythms he and his wife Jan adopted that helped produce the legacy millions have appreciated....

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Aug 08, 2017
CNLP 151: Mark Clark on Apologetics for Post-Christian, Post-Modern Young Adults: Sex, Hell, Science and So Much More
1:22:18

Mark Clark pastors one of Canada’s largest and fastest growing churches. Attracting thousands of young adults, Mark has a unique approach to apologetics and preaching that’s connecting with a...

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Aug 01, 2017
CNLP 150: Rural Multisite: Overcoming All The Odds To Create Vibrant Churches in Small Towns and Villages with Chad Merrell, Paul Smith and Philip Thurman
1:21:15

Ten years ago, most people would have said multisite only works in large suburban centers. Chad Merrell, Paul Smith and Philip Thurman have proved the experts wrong and built thriving mutisite...

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Jul 25, 2017
CNLP 149: Kris Vallotton on the Rise of Bethel Church, Bethel Music and Reaching Young Adults Through Charismatic Ministry
55:42

Kris Vallotton talks about the incredible rise of Bethel Church, how to create a music culture like they have for Bethel Music, the number one need young adults have and how to meet it, and how God...

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Jul 18, 2017
CNLP 148: Jim Wideman on Staffing the Hardest (and Most Important) Position in Your Church
1:04:48

Where do you get your people? It’s one of the top questions leaders of growing churches get asked. After the senior pastor, one of the most important positions in any church these days is actually...

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Jul 11, 2017
CNLP 147: Terry Linhart on How to Become a More Emotionally Intelligent, Self-Aware Leader
56:15

What’s the difference between an effective leader and an ineffective one? Often it’s self-awareness, and the willingness and desire to become a more emotionally intelligent leader. Terry Linhart...

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Jul 04, 2017
CNLP 146: Rodney Cox on How to Create Greater Self-Awareness in Leaders and Teams to Help Your Organization Move Forward Together
51:57

Self-awareness is huge for any leader. But how do you find it? And how do you move your whole team to a place where everyone has greater awareness of strengths and weaknesses? Rodney Cox and Carey...

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Jun 27, 2017
CNLP 145: Regi Campbell on Radical Mentorship For Men that Transforms their Leadership and Families
1:00:10

Mentoring is a buzz word these days…but how do you do it well? Regi Campbell, a serial entrepreneur who has founded 15 companies and serves as CEO in four, has devoted this phase of his life to...

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Jun 20, 2017
CNLP 144: Barnabas Piper on How Curious Leaders Gain a Distinct Advantage
56:48

Faith brings certainty, right? Well, yes, but it’s bigger than that. In a wide-ranging conversation with Carey Nieuwhof, Barnabas Piper, explains how his parents, John and Noel Piper, encouraged...

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Jun 13, 2017
CNLP 143: David Platt on Overcoming the Struggles of His First Decade of Leadership
59:11

It’s easy to think the journey of leaders you admire to be easy. But that’s not always the truth. In a wide ranging interview about his time as a young mega-church pastor to his current role as...

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Jun 06, 2017
CNLP 142: Lance Witt on What Takes Pastors Out of Ministry and How to Guard Against It
1:09:09

So many leaders end up leading well at work but not leading well in life and at home. How does that happen? Does doing the work of God have to corrode your soul? Carey talks with former Executive...

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May 30, 2017
CNLP Bonus 016: My Advice For Young Leaders And Developing Your Character With Doug Smith On The L3 Leadership Podcast
46:26

Today, I wanted to share this conversation that I had with a young leader to watch, Doug Smith. Doug had me as a guest on his podcast L3 Leadership earlier this year and we’re sharing it...

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May 24, 2017
CNLP 141: Jonathan and Verna Del Turco on Working with Your Spouse in Ministry, Overcoming Tough Times and Leading Well at Home and in Ministry Over Four Decades
1:16:05

It’s one thing to be married for decades. It’s another to be a couple of who works together in ministry. How do you do it over the long haul without sacrificing your family, your church or...

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May 23, 2017
CNLP 140: Tony Morgan on Discovering What Stage Your Church Is At In Its Lifecycle
1:06:41

Tony Morgan has helped over 200 churches in the last 8 years, and has observed that most churches go through predictable patterns in its lifecycle. Combining the insights of Les McKeown (Episode 112)...

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May 16, 2017
CNLP Bonus 015: The Five Lies Leaders Believe with Barnabas Piper and Todd Adkins on the 5LQ Podcast
52:35

  Last year, I had a refreshing and honest conversation with Todd Adkins and Barnabas Piper on their podcast, 5LQ, about insecurity, inadequacy and the lies that leaders believe. Today, I wanted to...

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May 15, 2017
CNLP 139: Andrew Mellen On the Surprising Connection Between Clutter, Order and Great Leadership
1:09:56

The average person will spend a year of their life looking for misplaced keys, wallets, documents and other things they can’t find. The average executive spends 6 weeks per YEAR looking for lost...

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May 09, 2017
CNLP 138: Bob and Maria Goff Behind the Scenes: Being Happily Married to Your Opposite, Overcoming Setbacks and Thriving in Life and Ministry
55:11

Few people you’ll ever meet are quite as vibrant or have had such a varied life as Bob and Maria Goff. In this personal interview, Carey talks to Bob and Maria about making their marriage work when...

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May 02, 2017
CNLP 137: Justin Dean on the Future Church in the Online World
1:05:54

Note: The first time we posted this episode we made a mistake in uploading the first interview I did with Justin back in 2016 on his time at Mars Hill Church in Seattle. Great interview, but not...

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Apr 25, 2017
CNLP 136: Steve Fogg on Building an Online and Social Media Ministry For Your Church From Scratch
1:06:14

How do you build an online and social ministry for your church…from scratch? Steve Fogg spills the secrets on how to do it whether you’re a large or small church, and tells us how he built one...

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Apr 18, 2017
CNLP 135: Adam Weber on Planting A Megachurch as a Young Leader in a Mainline Denomination
1:12:03

You’ve heard all the excuses. Churches in this region don’t grow. Mainline denominations are dying. Adam Weber defied all the odds. He pastors one of the fastest growing churches in America and...

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Apr 11, 2017
CNLP 134: Carl George and Warren Bird on How to Break the 200, 600 and 1000 Attendance Barriers
1:18:26

What does it take for churches to break through the 200, 400 and 600 attendance growth barriers? Carl George and Warren Bird literally wrote the book on it, and share some of the surprising obstacles...

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Apr 04, 2017
CNLP 133: Todd Adkins on Why Most Churches Do a Bad Job at Leadership Development and How to Turn That Around
1:12:13

The vast majority of churches struggle to recruit and keep volunteers and even staff. As a result, they can’t grow or expand. Todd Adkins explains why most church leaders struggle to develop...

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Mar 28, 2017
CNLP 132: Greg Atkinson on The Secrets of a Secret Church Shopper: What People Are Looking for When They Come to Your Church
1:08:16

Would you ever send a secret worshipper to your church service? What do you think they’d find? We’re talking to Greg Atkinson who is a secret worshipper to large churches all around the U.S., and...

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Mar 21, 2017
CNLP 131: Kyle Idleman on Starting a Church at 22, Leading in a Megachurch and on Being a Writer
48:52

When he was in his early twenties, Kyle Idleman couldn’t get anyone to hire him as a preacher, so he started his own church, which grew to 1000. Two years later he left to join one of the largest...

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Mar 14, 2017
CNLP 130: Scott Sauls on Cultivating True Friendships in a Lonely Culture and On Working With Tim Keller
1:14:22

Our culture has never been more connected, yet people have never felt more disconnected. Scott Sauls talks about how to cultivate true friendship, deep conversations and meaningful...

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Mar 07, 2017
CNLP 129: What ESPN Can Teach You About Social Media, Faith and Serving in the Local Church —An Interview with Jason Romano
51:02

When he was 27, Jason Romano landed his dream job — a producer at ESPN headquarters. A year later he became a Christian. He shares what ESPN is learning about social media, how to integrate your...

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Feb 28, 2017
CNLP 128: Mark Batterson on Chasing Down Your Dreams Without Fear
1:05:16

So you’ve got dreams that seem impossible. So what? Few voices in the church are as encouraging as Mark Batterson’s voice. Mark talks to Carey about how to chase down your dreams and kill the...

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Feb 21, 2017
CNLP 127: Jud Wilhite and Brad Lomenick: Roundtable on Their Worst Mistakes and Best Decisions in Leadership
1:25:39

Jud Wilhite and Brad Lomenick talk to Carey about their best and worst decisions on five key issues: strategy, team, momentum, culture and personal leadership. Raw, honest and authentic, this...

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Feb 14, 2017
CNLP 126: Mike Bonem on Thriving as a Second Chair Leader and How to Lead Up
58:30

Not all of us are senior leaders. So what happens when that’s you? Do you have to be the #1 leader to make an impact. Mike Bonem explains how to lead up to your senior leader, and discussed the...

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Feb 07, 2017
CNLP 125: David Kinnaman on the Clergy Crisis and State of Pastors Today
1:14:02

How are pastors really doing? Why are fewer and fewer people going into ministry? What are the danger signs for pastors today for their soul, their family and their future? Barna Group President...

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Jan 31, 2017
CNLP 124: Ken Costa on How to Discover Your Calling, Hope in the Workplace, and Connecting with Millennials
46:56

Ken Costa has an impressive resume. He has been the chairman of some of the world’s largest investment banks, advisor to some of the most powerful people in the world, and is a committed Christian...

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Jan 24, 2017
CNLP 123: How to Have Meaningful, Life-Giving Conversations with Non-Christians: An Interview with Rose Zacharias Meeder
1:16:26

How do you have meaningful conversations—even friendships—with people who are radically different than you and who don’t share the same values you do? Few are better at doing this than Rose...

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Jan 17, 2017
CNLP Bonus 014: #AskCarey Part 13
42:28

Your questions are the best questions. We’re back with another bonus episode of Ask Carey to celebrate the launch of The High Impact Leader Course this month. Scroll down to see what questions I...

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Jan 13, 2017
CNLP 122: Essentialism’s Greg McKeown on How To Simplify Your Life and Focus on What Produces Exponential Results
48:45

Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown is one of podcast host Carey Nieuwhof’s favourite books of the last five years. In this wide-ranging conversation, Carey talks to Greg...

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Jan 10, 2017
CNLP 121: James Emery White on the Rise of Generation Z: A Post-Christian, Post-Millennial Generation
1:05:17

There’s a generation after the Millennials that looks like it will be even harder to reach than Millennials. Meet Generation Z —people born after 1991. Academic, theologian and Pastor James Emery...

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Jan 03, 2017
CNLP Bonus 013: #AskCarey Part 12—2 Million Downloads Giveaway
43:44

Your questions are the best questions. To celebrate 2 million downloads of the podcast, we’re back with another bonus episode of Ask Carey. Scroll down to see what questions I tackle this episode....

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Jan 01, 2017
CNLP 120: Jared Hogue on Being a Young Entrepreneur in Church Ministry
1:04:29

Jared Hogue has been an entrepreneur since he was a kid. Jared talks about how to use that drive to create incredible volunteer teams and the ups and downs of running a side business or ministry that...

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Dec 27, 2016
CNLP 119: Louie Giglio on Preaching That Connects With Today’s Young Adults
45:02

Louie Giglio returns to the podcast and talks about the kind of preaching that actually connects with today’s young adults and other lessons learned from 20 years of Passion Conferences that have...

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Dec 20, 2016
CNLP 118: A Roman Catholic Every Evangelical Leader Needs to Get To Know – A Conversation with Father James Mallon
1:01:45

Often there’s a great divide between Protestants and Roman Catholics. But what if there’s more that unites us than we think? Father James Mallon leads a global movement that is revitalizing local...

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Dec 13, 2016
CNLP 117: Why You’re Always So Disappointed—Getting Over Expectation Hangover with Christine Hassler
1:01:20

Ever find yourself disappointed…again and again. Ever wonder why? Ever find yourself disappointed…again and again? Ever wonder why? Christine Hassler is a life coach (with roots in Christianity)...

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Dec 06, 2016
CNLP 116: Aussie Dave on How to Use Social Media Devotions to Share the Gospel
51:58

He’s called the #1 follow in the Christian world on Instagram. @AussieDave, Dave Adamson, is my guest as he talks about how his Instagram account grew from 600 to over 22K followers as he created a...

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Nov 29, 2016
CNLP 115: Sean Seay on Winning in Leadership While Failing at Home and How He Got Healthy
1:23:39

Sean Seay founded what by all means is a very successful church, reaching thousands. But while things were going well at work, they really fell apart at home. Sean takes us through an incredibly...

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Nov 22, 2016
CNLP 114: William Vanderbloemen on How to Know When It’s Time to Quit
53:56

So…how do you know when it’s time to quit? Few people are better positioned to talk about it than William Vanderbloemen, who deals with staff and churches in transition every day. William shares...

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Nov 15, 2016
CNLP 113: unSeminary’s Rich Birch on Why Some Churches Beat the Odds and Grow
1:02:39

Rich Birch has worked for three large churches that have launched over a dozen new locations, and he’s seen many small and mid-sized churches turn things around. What’s their secret? They do...

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Nov 08, 2016
CNLP 112: Les McKeown on Getting Your Church or Organization into a Place of Predictable Success
1:00:45

How do some organizations and churches get themselves into a place of regular, predictable success? It’s less mysterious than you think. Author and business leader Les McKeown takes you through the...

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Nov 01, 2016
CNLP 111: How to Find Your True Calling —An Interview with Exponential’s Todd Wilson
1:10:11

Wonder if you’ll ever find your real calling? Are you called to ministry? How would you know? An ex-engineer with the US nuclear navy, Todd Wilson answered a call to ministry, founding Exponential...

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Oct 25, 2016
CNLP 110: Jeff Brodie, Carey Nieuwhof and Jeff Henderson on Navigating a Successful Transition: Stepping Out of And Into the Lead Pastor’s Chair
1:10:23

In late 2015, Carey Nieuwhof stepped out of the Lead Pastor role at Connexus Church (the only role he’d ever had) and assumed a new role as Founding and Teaching Pastor, while Jeff Brodie became...

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Oct 18, 2016
CNLP 109: Chuck Swindoll on How He Interprets the Scripture and Stays Fresh in Leadership
54:01

Few preachers have the legacy that Chuck Swindoll has. Author of many books and thousands of sermons, Chuck discusses his most recent book, Searching the Scriptures, and the method he uses to stay...

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Oct 11, 2016
CNLP 108: Tony Morgan on Why Churches Get Stuck…and How to Get Your Church Moving Again
52:27

Why do churches get stuck? Tony Morgan visits dozens of stuck churches every year and helps them get unstuck. He shares his findings and shares some top learnings on how to get your church moving...

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Oct 04, 2016