By Carey Nieuwhof on Aug 2, 2022
"So maybe you’re a preacher, or you listen to preachers (or stopped listening to preachers). Almost everyone has a perspective on what makes or doesn’t make for a great sermon."
By Carey Nieuwhof on Apr 17, 2021
Burnout is almost an epidemic among church leaders today, and it’s increasingly common among business leaders as well.
Even young leaders are burning out. No longer is burnout an “I’ve been at this too long” kind of phenomenon.
So what happens if you burnout?
By Carey Nieuwhof on Mar 15, 2021
So as a church leader – as views on sexuality, family, parenting, drugs, finance and other values change – how do you respond? What do you do when the world for which you trained—maybe even the world where your approach was once effective—is disappearing before your eyes?
By Carey Nieuwhof on Feb 18, 2021
As with almost everything in life, there are subtle signs your peak may be near or you may be cresting past it. Other times, the signs of death are evident to everyone but the leaders. If you recognize the signs early enough, you can reverse the trend.
By Carey Nieuwhof on Jan 21, 2021
With the vast majority of churches struggling in some way, it’s time to rethink our future mission.
By Carey Nieuwhof on Jan 13, 2021
Preaching is one of the most demanding tasks required of communicators.
You’re not just giving a ‘talk,’ you’re communicating the Word of God—faithfully (you trust). And you do this in front of groups of people who have more communication options and sources than at any point in human history.
Not an easy task.
By Carey Nieuwhof on Jun 24, 2020
Here are 7 things bad leaders say. I only know this, because, over the years, I’ve caught myself thinking or even saying some of these things.
By Carey Nieuwhof on Jun 12, 2019
Unless you’re in a free fall right now, it can be hard to know whether your congregation will thrive, survive or take a dive in the next decade.
By Carey Nieuwhof on Apr 3, 2019
What's the difference between a sermon that changes someone's life and one that no one can remember even as they drive out of the parking lot?
By Carey Nieuwhof on Jan 25, 2019
What’s the difference between a sermon that flops and a sermon that people still buzz about years later?
By Carey Nieuwhof on Jan 24, 2018
If you want to attract and keep great people, value them.
By Carey Nieuwhof on Jan 2, 2018
What makes leaders great is not that they stop making mistakes. What makes them great is how they handle their mistakes.
By Carey Nieuwhof on Dec 26, 2017
Here’s the sad truth: when your calendar is out of control, so are you. And so is your life.
By Carey Nieuwhof on Dec 4, 2017
There are so many things I would do the same, but there are more than a few things I’d do differently.
By Carey Nieuwhof on Nov 30, 2017
You may think it’s far too early to start thinking about Christmas, but think again. Whenever I’ve shared these ideas about Christmas, people say “Hey, I wish you’d talked about this earlier.” So we are.