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ChurchPulse Weekly

Carey Nieuwhof and David Kinnaman

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ChurchPulse Weekly

ChurchPulse Weekly

Carey Nieuwhof and David Kinnaman

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How’s your church going to lead through crisis? The ChurchPulse Weekly podcast gives you unprecedented insights into how church leaders are navigating crisis, and a new set of digital tools to stay connected in real-time to the people in your church. Weekly results from the ChurchPulse Leader Check-in are delivered live in the podcast hosted by leadership author and podcaster, Carey Nieuwhof, and Barna President, David Kinnaman. Each episode, Carey and David bring fresh updates, insights and interview other leading voices in church and ministry innovation.

Latest Episodes

030 | How to Plan Finances in the Midst of Uncertainty with Jim Sheppard of Generis and Christopher Harris of Crossover Church

Many churches have seen their finances impacted by the pandemic. This week, David and Carey are joined by Jim Sheppard (CEO of Generis) and Christopher Harris (Executive Pastor at Crossover Church in Tampa, FL) to discuss how leaders should financially plan in this time of uncertainty.

46 min5 d ago
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030 | How to Plan Finances in the Midst of Uncertainty with Jim Sheppard of Generis and Christopher Harris of Crossover Church

029 | The Demand for Racial Justice and Why Christians Have Been Silent with Latasha Morrison

Latasha Morrison, speaker, author and founder of Be the Bridge, talks about the demand for racial justice. Morrison, whose ministry seeks to empower people toward racial healing, equity and reconciliation, shares her thoughts on the Church’s complex relationship with justice—and how it can move forward.

57 min1 w ago
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029 | The Demand for Racial Justice and Why Christians Have Been Silent with Latasha Morrison

028 | Pete Scazzero on the Wonderful Yet Painful Job of Ministry and Tips for Adopting a Healthier Lifestyle

Pete Scazzero, founding pastor of New Life Church in Queens, NY and author of Emotionally Healthy Spirituality joins David and Carey. Together, they discuss the pandemic's impact on the mental and emotional health of church leaders and congregants and how to create healthy lifestyle habits.

55 min2 w ago
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028 | Pete Scazzero on the Wonderful Yet Painful Job of Ministry and Tips for Adopting a Healthier Lifestyle

027 | The Challenges of Church Multiplication with Dave Ferguson, Roy Helu Jr. and Glenn Lawson Plus New Data on Church Attendance Numbers

David and Carey dive into the unique challenges of church multiplication in a pandemic. They're joined by Dave Ferguson, president of Exponential and lead pastor of Community Christian Church in the greater Chicago area, as well as Roy Helu Jr. and Glenn Lawson, two church planters at CityLight Bennington in Omaha, Nebraska. We also hear new data on current church attendance.

53 min3 w ago
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027 | The Challenges of Church Multiplication with Dave Ferguson, Roy Helu Jr. and Glenn Lawson Plus New Data on Church Attendance Numbers

026 | Andy Crouch on How Leaders Need to Face that COVID is not a Winter nor a Blizzard but an Ice Age

Andy Crouch, author and Theology & Culture Partner at Praxis, joins Carey and David this week to discuss what the long-term impact of the Coronavirus pandemic might look like for churches at a time when only 58% of pastors say they're "very confident" their church will survive in the coming year and a half. They also talk about the growing influence of technology in our lives and how we can can be more intentional about using our devices in a supporting role instead of a consuming role.

58 minSEP 17
Comments
026 | Andy Crouch on How Leaders Need to Face that COVID is not a Winter nor a Blizzard but an Ice Age

025 | Andy Stanley on How He Decided His Church Would Not Reopen to In-Person Services Until 2021 and How to Lead in These Uncertain Times

Andy Stanley, author and senior pastor of North Point Community Church, joins David and Carey this week. Together, they discuss how the pandemic is impacting the church in areas like spiritual growth and pastors' emotional well-being. Andy shares why his church was one of the first to decide not to reopen for in-person services until 2021 and offers encouragement and insights for leading in times of uncertainty.

56 minSEP 10
Comments
025 | Andy Stanley on How He Decided His Church Would Not Reopen to In-Person Services Until 2021 and How to Lead in These Uncertain Times

024 | Mark Batterson on How to Love and Serve Your People When Entering the New Normal

In this episode, you'll hear the second part of David and Carey's interview with Mark Batterson, author and lead pastor of National Community Church in Washington, D.C. In this discussion, Mark explores how to love and serve people who are different than us or who disagree with us—an important topic in this divided moment we're living in. Mark also offers an encouraging reminder that God is working in the midst of these challenging times.

39 minSEP 3
Comments
024 | Mark Batterson on How to Love and Serve Your People When Entering the New Normal

023 | Mark Batterson on the Role of the Church in This Cultural Moment and Data on How Half of Millennials are Not Going to Church

In response to the pandemic, pastors were forced to quickly find ways to do church in a digital or hybrid environment. Now, with church rhythms a bit more settled, many leaders are asking bigger questions like, “What role does God want the church to play in this unique cultural moment? And how to we reach the next generation?” This week on the podcast, to help explore this important topic, David and Carey are joined by Mark Batterson, author and lead pastor of National Community Church in Washington, D.C.

43 minAUG 27
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023 | Mark Batterson on the Role of the Church in This Cultural Moment and Data on How Half of Millennials are Not Going to Church

022 | Practical Ways to Engage Youth and Students in the Midst of the Pandemic with Leslie Mack of Life.Church and Shane Sanchez of Gwinnett Church, Plus More Data on the Emotional Decline of Pastors Across the U.S.

Just a few weeks ago, nearly half of U.S. pastors said one of the greatest challenges they’re facing right now is ministry to children and youth. This week, Carey and David drill deeper into this stat with student ministry leaders Leslie Mack, Director of Content for Switch (6th-12th grade) at Life.Church, and Shane Sanchez, Inside Out (Senior High) Director at Gwinnett Church in Atlanta, Georgia. Together, they offer clarity and direction to pastors who are struggling with next gen ministry in this difficult time.

57 minAUG 20
Comments
022 | Practical Ways to Engage Youth and Students in the Midst of the Pandemic with Leslie Mack of Life.Church and Shane Sanchez of Gwinnett Church, Plus More Data on the Emotional Decline of Pastors Across the U.S.

021 | Kara Powell on Back to School Post-COVID and the Mental Health Challenges Kids are Facing During the Crisis

As we enter into what is traditionally thought of as the "back-to-school" season, millions of young people are being forced to adapt to new systems and circumstances. To help us think about how to love and serve our youth in these challenging times, David and Carey are joined by Dr. Kara Powell, author and Executive Director of the Fuller Youth Institute. She shares a number of practical insights for reaching young people in a digital context and uncovering the mental health challenges many of them are facing.

42 minAUG 13
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021 | Kara Powell on Back to School Post-COVID and the Mental Health Challenges Kids are Facing During the Crisis

Latest Episodes

030 | How to Plan Finances in the Midst of Uncertainty with Jim Sheppard of Generis and Christopher Harris of Crossover Church

Many churches have seen their finances impacted by the pandemic. This week, David and Carey are joined by Jim Sheppard (CEO of Generis) and Christopher Harris (Executive Pastor at Crossover Church in Tampa, FL) to discuss how leaders should financially plan in this time of uncertainty.

46 min5 d ago
Comments
030 | How to Plan Finances in the Midst of Uncertainty with Jim Sheppard of Generis and Christopher Harris of Crossover Church

029 | The Demand for Racial Justice and Why Christians Have Been Silent with Latasha Morrison

Latasha Morrison, speaker, author and founder of Be the Bridge, talks about the demand for racial justice. Morrison, whose ministry seeks to empower people toward racial healing, equity and reconciliation, shares her thoughts on the Church’s complex relationship with justice—and how it can move forward.

57 min1 w ago
Comments
029 | The Demand for Racial Justice and Why Christians Have Been Silent with Latasha Morrison

028 | Pete Scazzero on the Wonderful Yet Painful Job of Ministry and Tips for Adopting a Healthier Lifestyle

Pete Scazzero, founding pastor of New Life Church in Queens, NY and author of Emotionally Healthy Spirituality joins David and Carey. Together, they discuss the pandemic's impact on the mental and emotional health of church leaders and congregants and how to create healthy lifestyle habits.

55 min2 w ago
Comments
028 | Pete Scazzero on the Wonderful Yet Painful Job of Ministry and Tips for Adopting a Healthier Lifestyle

027 | The Challenges of Church Multiplication with Dave Ferguson, Roy Helu Jr. and Glenn Lawson Plus New Data on Church Attendance Numbers

David and Carey dive into the unique challenges of church multiplication in a pandemic. They're joined by Dave Ferguson, president of Exponential and lead pastor of Community Christian Church in the greater Chicago area, as well as Roy Helu Jr. and Glenn Lawson, two church planters at CityLight Bennington in Omaha, Nebraska. We also hear new data on current church attendance.

53 min3 w ago
Comments
027 | The Challenges of Church Multiplication with Dave Ferguson, Roy Helu Jr. and Glenn Lawson Plus New Data on Church Attendance Numbers

026 | Andy Crouch on How Leaders Need to Face that COVID is not a Winter nor a Blizzard but an Ice Age

Andy Crouch, author and Theology & Culture Partner at Praxis, joins Carey and David this week to discuss what the long-term impact of the Coronavirus pandemic might look like for churches at a time when only 58% of pastors say they're "very confident" their church will survive in the coming year and a half. They also talk about the growing influence of technology in our lives and how we can can be more intentional about using our devices in a supporting role instead of a consuming role.

58 minSEP 17
Comments
026 | Andy Crouch on How Leaders Need to Face that COVID is not a Winter nor a Blizzard but an Ice Age

025 | Andy Stanley on How He Decided His Church Would Not Reopen to In-Person Services Until 2021 and How to Lead in These Uncertain Times

Andy Stanley, author and senior pastor of North Point Community Church, joins David and Carey this week. Together, they discuss how the pandemic is impacting the church in areas like spiritual growth and pastors' emotional well-being. Andy shares why his church was one of the first to decide not to reopen for in-person services until 2021 and offers encouragement and insights for leading in times of uncertainty.

56 minSEP 10
Comments
025 | Andy Stanley on How He Decided His Church Would Not Reopen to In-Person Services Until 2021 and How to Lead in These Uncertain Times

024 | Mark Batterson on How to Love and Serve Your People When Entering the New Normal

In this episode, you'll hear the second part of David and Carey's interview with Mark Batterson, author and lead pastor of National Community Church in Washington, D.C. In this discussion, Mark explores how to love and serve people who are different than us or who disagree with us—an important topic in this divided moment we're living in. Mark also offers an encouraging reminder that God is working in the midst of these challenging times.

39 minSEP 3
Comments
024 | Mark Batterson on How to Love and Serve Your People When Entering the New Normal

023 | Mark Batterson on the Role of the Church in This Cultural Moment and Data on How Half of Millennials are Not Going to Church

In response to the pandemic, pastors were forced to quickly find ways to do church in a digital or hybrid environment. Now, with church rhythms a bit more settled, many leaders are asking bigger questions like, “What role does God want the church to play in this unique cultural moment? And how to we reach the next generation?” This week on the podcast, to help explore this important topic, David and Carey are joined by Mark Batterson, author and lead pastor of National Community Church in Washington, D.C.

43 minAUG 27
Comments
023 | Mark Batterson on the Role of the Church in This Cultural Moment and Data on How Half of Millennials are Not Going to Church

022 | Practical Ways to Engage Youth and Students in the Midst of the Pandemic with Leslie Mack of Life.Church and Shane Sanchez of Gwinnett Church, Plus More Data on the Emotional Decline of Pastors Across the U.S.

Just a few weeks ago, nearly half of U.S. pastors said one of the greatest challenges they’re facing right now is ministry to children and youth. This week, Carey and David drill deeper into this stat with student ministry leaders Leslie Mack, Director of Content for Switch (6th-12th grade) at Life.Church, and Shane Sanchez, Inside Out (Senior High) Director at Gwinnett Church in Atlanta, Georgia. Together, they offer clarity and direction to pastors who are struggling with next gen ministry in this difficult time.

57 minAUG 20
Comments
022 | Practical Ways to Engage Youth and Students in the Midst of the Pandemic with Leslie Mack of Life.Church and Shane Sanchez of Gwinnett Church, Plus More Data on the Emotional Decline of Pastors Across the U.S.

021 | Kara Powell on Back to School Post-COVID and the Mental Health Challenges Kids are Facing During the Crisis

As we enter into what is traditionally thought of as the "back-to-school" season, millions of young people are being forced to adapt to new systems and circumstances. To help us think about how to love and serve our youth in these challenging times, David and Carey are joined by Dr. Kara Powell, author and Executive Director of the Fuller Youth Institute. She shares a number of practical insights for reaching young people in a digital context and uncovering the mental health challenges many of them are facing.

42 minAUG 13
Comments
021 | Kara Powell on Back to School Post-COVID and the Mental Health Challenges Kids are Facing During the Crisis

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