Rank #1: CNLP 173: Craig Groeschel Deconstructs His Approach to Preaching, Leadership, Success, The Future and More
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...
Jan 02 2018
Rank #2: 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
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...
Sep 18 2018
Rank #3: CNLP 160: Dr. Henry Cloud on What All High Performing Leaders Have In Common, Investing in Yourself and Overcoming Dysfunction in Your Church
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...
Oct 03 2017
Rank #4: CNLP 119: Louie Giglio on Preaching That Connects With Today’s Young Adults
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...
Dec 20 2016
Rank #5: CNLP 121: James Emery White on the Rise of Generation Z: A Post-Christian, Post-Millennial Generation
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...
Jan 03 2017
Rank #6: 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
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...
Jan 07 2020
Rank #7: CNLP 132: Greg Atkinson on The Secrets of a Secret Church Shopper: What People Are Looking for When They Come to Your Church
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...
Mar 21 2017
Rank #8: CNLP 133: Todd Adkins on Why Most Churches Do a Bad Job at Leadership Development and How to Turn That Around
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...
Mar 28 2017
Rank #9: CNLP Bonus 21: Crisis Leadership. Special Panel on Best Practices for Crisis Leadership and Finding Hope with Jud Wilhite, Kevin Queen and Tricia Sciortino
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...
Mar 20 2020
Rank #10: CNLP 083: Ravi Zacharias on How Preaching And Evangelism Need to Change to Reach the Next Generation
Few people alive today have spoken to as many non believers and believers alike as Ravi Zacharias. In this interview, Ravi shares what’s changed in people’s attitudes toward Christianity and what...
Apr 12 2016
Rank #11: CNLP 108: Tony Morgan on Why Churches Get Stuck…and How to Get Your Church Moving Again
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...
Oct 04 2016
Rank #12: CNLP 278: Ian Morgan Cron on How Your Enneagram Profile Positions You for Burnout, Pride, Cynicism and Other Hidden Traps in Life and Leadership
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...
Jul 18 2019
Rank #13: CNLP 109: Chuck Swindoll on How He Interprets the Scripture and Stays Fresh in Leadership
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...
Oct 11 2016
Rank #14: CNLP 098: Becoming a High Capacity Leader – Deconstructing Frank Bealer’s Habits and Schedule
What are the habits and disciplines that make high capacity leaders, high capacity? I interview Elevation Church’s Frank Bealer, who became President of an Insurance Company at age 23 and has...
Jul 26 2016
Rank #15: CNLP 218: Francis Chan On Battling Pride and Fame, Why He Left His Megachurch, And His Airbnb Church Experiment
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...
Sep 25 2018
Rank #16: CNLP 106: Kara Powell on How Many Average Churches are Actually Reaching Millennials
It’s easy to think only large churches with big staffs and significant budgets can reach young people. The truth is they are. But new research shows they’re not the only ones. Kara Powell shares...
Sep 20 2016
Rank #17: CNLP 111: How to Find Your True Calling —An Interview with Exponential’s Todd Wilson
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...
Oct 25 2016
Rank #18: CNLP 165: Mark Batterson on How to Hear God’s Voice (and God’s Will For Your Life)
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...
Nov 07 2017
Rank #19: CNLP 079: Mars Hill 2 Years Later: An Insider’s Account of What Happened with Justin Dean
In late 2014, Mars Hill closed its doors as Pastor Mark Driscoll and all the key staff left and disbanded the church as it then was. What happened at Mars Hill, though, was not all bad. I interview...
Mar 15 2016
Rank #20: CNLP 328: Mark Driscoll on the Challenges at Mars Hill, His Move to Phoenix, Launching a New Church, and Why Spiritual Warfare Matters
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...
Mar 17 2020