Rank #1: 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
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...
Oct 17 2019
Rank #2: 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 #3: 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 #4: 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 #5: CNLP 052: How Craig Groeschel Stays Healthy, Relevant and Passionate in Ministry
It’s one thing to develop great strategy for effective ministry, but it’s quite another to stay personally healthy and passionate in the midst of leading one of the fastest growing churches in...
Sep 08 2015
Rank #6: 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 #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 070: A Nitty Gritty Guide To Social Media with North Point’s Dave Adamson
How does North Point do social media? Dave Adamson walks us into the strategy North Point Church in Atlanta has adopted. Dave gets into very specific details AND—best of all—makes super helpful...
Jan 12 2016
Rank #9: 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 #10: CNLP 112: Les McKeown on Getting Your Church or Organization into a Place of Predictable Success
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...
Nov 01 2016
Rank #11: 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 #12: CNLP 069: A Completely Different Take on Reaching Millennials with Haydn Shaw
So you’ve read all the stuff about millennials leaving the church? Author and generational expert Haydn Shaw has a very different perspective than many. He thinks our panic is premature and offers...
Jan 05 2016
Rank #13: 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 #14: CNLP 057: Aaron Harris: A Gay Man’s Perspective on What He Wishes Was Different in the Church
Aaron Harris knew from the time he was young that he was attracted to other men. After running from the church as a teen he ran back into the church in his twenties, deeply convinced that Jesus is...
Oct 13 2015
Rank #15: CNLP 128: Mark Batterson on Chasing Down Your Dreams Without Fear
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...
Feb 21 2017
Rank #16: CNLP 122: Essentialism’s Greg McKeown on How To Simplify Your Life and Focus on What Produces Exponential Results
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...
Jan 10 2017
Rank #17: 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 #18: CNLP 060: Sue Miller on the Key to Attracting and Engaging Amazing Volunteers
Why do some leaders attract and keep amazing volunteers while others don’t? Sue Miller who effectively led volunteers for several decades shares the pivotal differences between teams that are...
Nov 03 2015
Rank #19: 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
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...
Sep 05 2018
Rank #20: 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