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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.

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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.

120 | Stephen Chandler on Responding to Voices of Opposition in Ministry and How Selfishness Has Affected Church Culture

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Stephen Chandler (senior pastor of Union Church) sits down with Carey Nieuwhof to talk about how he responds to pushback as a leader, finding rest amidst the busyness of ministry and redefining success within your church.

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Stop Waiting for Permission by Stephen Chandler

Jun 30 2022

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119 | Lisa Bevere on the Crisis in Discipleship, the Pressure on Leaders, and Deconstructing Versus Destroying

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Lisa Bevere (speaker and author) joins Carey Nieuwhof to talk about what has changed in discipleship over the past five years, how to activate the contributions of women in your church and learning the balance for younger generations between deconstructing and destroying. 

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Barna’s Resilient Pastor Cohort: Sign up at Barna.com/pastorcohort, and use the code CPW15 for a listener discount!

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Fiercely Loved: Discover God’s Wild Thoughts About You

Jun 23 2022

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118 | Bryan Loritts on the Challenges of Fatherhood and Why Juneteenth Matters for the Whole Church

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Bryan Loritts (president of the Kainos Movement) sits down with David Kinnaman to discuss fatherhood and Juneteenth. Together they talk about the challenges fathers are facing, the role of mentors in the lives of fathers and the ongoing journey within the church towards racial equity. 

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If you have any additional ChurchPulse Weekly feedback or thoughts for our team, send an email to carey@carenieuwhof.com with the subject “CPW Feedback.”

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The Dad Difference by Bryan Loritts

The Intentional Father by Jon Tyson

Jun 16 2022

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117 | Next Generation Discipleship: The Differences Between Millennials and Gen Z, and the Key Questions Younger Generations are Asking with Grant Skeldon and Luke LeFevre

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Grant Skeldon and Luke LeFevre join Barna VP of Church Engagement, Joe Jensen, to talk about next generation discipleship, the differences between Millennials and Gen Z and the key questions younger generations are asking.

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Learn about Q Ideas

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Learn about Consecrate 2022

Jun 09 2022

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116 | John Eldredge on Resiliency and Ways to Replenish Your Soul After Emotional Impact

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John Eldredge sits down with David Kinnaman to reflect on how to address loneliness and isolation after the pandemic, building resilient friendships and listening for the voice of God.

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Wild at Heart

Resilient: Restoring Your Weary Soul in These Turbulent Times by John Eldredge

Jun 02 2022

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115 | Pete Greig on Growing a Culture of Prayer and How to Hear God's Voice

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Pete Greig meets with David Kinnaman to talk about growing a culture of prayer in your church. Together, they discuss how to hear God’s voice, rediscovering the practice of lectio divina and practical tips for leading a great prayer meeting over Zoom. 

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May 26 2022

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114 | Obstacles in and Inspiring Opportunities for Discipleship, Plus How to Address Deconstruction with Aubrey Sampson

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Aubrey Sampson (church planter and author) joins David Kinnaman to discuss the opportunities and obstacles she’s seeing for discipleship, the role of friendship in hosting difficult conversations and encouraging the everyday disciplemakers in your church.

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Learn more about Aubrey Sampson’s latest book, Known: How Believing Who God Says You Are Changes Everything.

May 19 2022

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113 | Ed Stetzer on Church Trends and What Metrics Matter

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Ed Stetzer (author, speaker, professor) sits down with Carey Nieuwhof to discuss shifting trends in church attendance throughout the pandemic, engaging your congregation in the church’s mission and finding new ways to measure church success.

ChurchPulse Weekly Audience Survey: To access the survey and have the opportunity to win a Barna monograph, go to Barna.com/cpwsurvey!

Learn more about Barna’s ChurchPulse assessment, available for free in Barna Access.

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May 12 2022

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112 | Dr. Thema Bryant on Recognizing the Signs of Trauma and How to Properly Address Them

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Dr. Thema Bryant (president-elect of the American Psychological Association) talks with Carey Nieuwhof about collective trauma and finding healing in the Church. She shares practical ways to recognize the signs of trauma in your congregants as well as advice for leaders as they walk their own journey towards healing. 

ChurchPulse Weekly Audience Survey: To access the survey and have the opportunity to win a Barna monograph, go to Barna.com/cpwsurvey!

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Connect with Dr. Thema Bryant and get a copy of her latest book, Homecoming: Overcome Fear and Trauma to Reclaim Your Whole, Authentic Self.

May 05 2022

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111 | Children's Ministry and How to Make Resilient Child Disciples with Awana CEO Matt Markins

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Matt Markins (President and CEO of Awana) sits down with Carey Nieuwhof and David Kinnaman to talk about what’s changed in children’s ministry over the years, how to disciple kids towards a resilient faith and the role parents can play in their kid’s spiritual growth. 

Check out Awana’s Child Discipleship Forum to learn more about the work they’re doing.

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Apr 28 2022

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110 | Andy Stanley on Political Polarization in the Church, New Thinking on Church Attendance and Ideology Versus Theology

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Andy Stanley (senior pastor of North Point Ministries) sits down with Carey Nieuwhof to discuss pastoral burnout and political polarization in the Church. He shares new ways he’s thinking about attendance during the pandemic, what he’s learned from preaching to an empty room and why Christians have become more passionate about ideology over theology.

To watch other extended interviews with State of Your Church contributors and read the full report, go to Barna.com/Access and use the code CHURCHPULSE to receive 20% off an annual subscription.

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Apr 21 2022

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109 | Volunteers: Practical Ways to Support, Honor and Retain Them with Brad and Leah Leach

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Brad & Leah Leach (pastors at City Life Philly) talk with Carey Nieuwhof and David Kinnaman about celebrating the volunteers in your church. They discuss practical ideas for volunteer support and retention, as well as an element of fun as a way to honor the people who serve in your church. 

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Apr 14 2022

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108 | Albert Tate on the Perceptions of Race Problems and the Church's Involvement

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Albert Tate (Lead Pastor of Fellowship Church) joins Carey Nieuwhof and David Kinnaman to discuss how to engage in conversations on racial justice within the Church and the importance of extending unconditional empathy towards those with different perspectives. 

Order a copy of Albert Tate’s latest book How We Love Matters: A Call to Practice Relentless Racial Reconciliation wherever books are sold.

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Apr 07 2022

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107 | Andy Byrd on How Identity is the Core Issue of Gen Z and Ways We Can Maximize Their Zeal

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Andy Byrd (leader with University of the Nations, YWAM Kona) shares about the zeal he’s seeing within Gen Z, how he’s answering teenagers' questions around identity and what he’s doing to empower and channel the passion of one of the most missionally-focused generations.

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Learn more about the work Andy is doing at ywamkona.org and thesend.org.  

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Mar 31 2022

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106 | Michael Phillips on Pastoral Burnout in the Black Church and Why Empathy is the Greatest Tool for Social Justice

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Michael Phillips (education advocate and former pastor) shares with Carey Nieuwhof his reflections on the challenges Black pastors are facing, the importance of local churches in meeting community needs and why he believes empathy is the greatest tool for social justice. 

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Learn more about Phillip’s latest book, Wrong Langes Have Right Turns, at PenguinRandomHouse.com.

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Mar 24 2022

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105 | Dr. Heather Thompson Day on Social Media's Effects on Culture and How It Can Be Used as a Tool to Advance the Church Plus America's Trust Problem

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Dr. Heather Thompson Day (speaker, writer and professor) joins Carey Nieuwhof to discuss how to use social media as a tool for hope and encouragement in a polarized world. She shares some practical ideas for cutting through the noise online to have real influence as well as her personal rhythms around engagement.

Hear more from Heather: 

Check out her latest book (It’s Not Your Turn) and tune into her podcast, Viral Jesus.

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Mar 17 2022

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104 | Patrick Lencioni on Building a Healthy Team Culture, Activating Your Volunteers and Employee Retention in the Church

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Patrick Lencioni (author and founder of The Table Group) talks with Carey Nieuwhof and David Kinnaman about building a healthy team culture and how churches can better engage and retain their volunteers.  

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Mar 10 2022

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103 | Bob Goff on Getting to the Root of Insecurity, Conflict and New Perspectives for the Church

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Bob Goff sits down with Carey Nieuwhof and David Kinnaman to talk about finding new, hope-filled perspectives for the Church, what he’s learned from mediating conflict and how pastors can focus their time and attention on what matters most. 

Pick up a copy of Bob’s book, Undistracted: Capture Your Purpose. Rediscover Your Joy; available today wherever books are sold!

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Mar 03 2022

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102 | Tyler Staton on Steps for Discerning God's Voice, Celebrating and Grieving Transitions, and Finding Prayer Rhythms Through the Pandemic

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Tyler Staton (Lead Pastor of Bridgetown Church) joins Carey Nieuwhof to talk about his own leadership transition, cultivating prayer rhythms that sustain through the pandemic and finding spiritual renewal amidst fatigue.

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State of Your Church: Barna’s State of Your Church webcast will give you new data-informed insights into how people are growing in their faith and will equip you with powerful tools to help you measure what matters in your own church ministries. This free 90-minute webcast is airing on Tuesday, March 1st at 1:00pm ET, hosted by Carey Nieuwhof, Nona Jones and David Kinnaman. To sign up today, go to Barna.com/stateofyourchurch.

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Feb 24 2022

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101 | Glenn Packiam on the 5 Types of Relationships Every Pastor Needs and the Illusion of Intimacy

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Glenn Packiam (pastor at New Life Church, Barna fellow) sits down with David Kinnaman and Carey Nieuwhof to discuss how to cultivate resilience in your leadership and the five types of relationships every pastor needs.

Go to Barna.com/ResilientPastor to learn more about The Resilient Pastor book and listen to the new podcast hosted by Glenn Packiam.

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Feb 17 2022

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A real-time lens on the C-hurch!

By Gratitudephoto.com - Apr 21 2020
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This info and these guests are so very relevant right now!

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By ChurchLeader141 - Mar 29 2020
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Information that I actually needed as a leader in the church. Helping me process this crisis.