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ChurchPulse Weekly Conversations: Glenn Packiam & Andrew Hébert on Pastoral Health & Leading Online

ChurchPulse Weekly hosts Carey Nieuwhof and David Kinnaman are joined by Glenn Packiam and Andrew Hébert to discuss pastoral health in difficult seasons, returning to in-person gatherings and the challenges—as well as opportunities—presented by hybrid church ministry.

ChurchPulse Weekly Conversations: Derwin Gray on Leading in a Multiethnic Church

In a recent episode of ChurchPulse Weekly, Derwin Gray, Lead Pastor at Transformation Church in Charlotte, South Carolina and author of the new book Building a Multiethnic Church, joins Carey Nieuwhof and Brooke Hempell to talk about the ongoing challenges of leading a multiethnic church. During the conversation, Gray shares why a Gospel approach to racism requires both systemic and individual approaches and the common mistakes leaders make when pursuing diversity. 

What Churchgoers Missed Most About In-Person Services

It was nearly impossible for congregations to meet together for Easter last year. Now, 12 months later, pastors are continuing to adapt to digital and hybrid ministry. As church leaders reflect on how their ministry has been challenged and shaped in the past year, it’s worth taking note what churchgoers said they missed most about in-person worship experiences in the midst of social distancing.

ChurchPulse Weekly Conversations: Tim Keller on Hybrid Church

Tim Keller joins podcast hosts Carey Nieuwhof and David Kinnaman to talk share on walking through suffering and leading in a hybrid context.

ChurchPulse Weekly Conversations: John Mark Comer on Pastoral Rhythms

ChurchPulse Weekly podcast host Carey Nieuwhof sits down with returning podcast guest John Mark Comer, writer and pastor of Bridgetown Church in Portland, to talk about spiritual formation during a crisis-filled year, setting healthy pastoral rhythms and speaking into a polarized world. 

ChurchPulse Weekly Conversations: Dave Adamson on Digital Church Strategy

In this week’s ChurchPulse Weekly episode, host Carey Nieuwhof talks with Dave Adamson, Director of Orange for Australia, about the future church, optimizing sermon titles for online platforms and the importance of continual innovation after a year of adaptation.

ChurchPulse Weekly Conversations: David Kinnaman Shares on Leading Through Loss

In a personal conversation on this week’s episode of ChurchPulse Weekly, Nieuwhof sits down with Kinnaman for the first time in 2021 to talk about making space to grieve, leading through loss and supporting others in their healing process.

ChurchPulse Weekly Conversations: Jeanne Stevens on Innovative Church

On this week's ChurchPulse Weekly episode, Carey Nieuwhof sits down with pastor, speaker and author Jeanne Stevens to discuss innovative church leadership, casting vision for an uncertain future and Stevens' experience pastoring alongside her husband.

ChurchPulse Weekly Conversations: Rich Villodas on Contemplative Leadership

In the age of the 24-7 news cycle, American attention is in constant demand—with notifications coming every hour, time of quiet and solitude is rare. But pastor and author Rich Villodas believes that this high-attention state may be dangerous for church leaders and their congregants.

ChurchPulse Weekly Conversations: Vivian Mabuni on COVID’s Impact on Women

On the most recent ChurchPulse Weekly episode, guest Vivian Mabuni sat down with host Carey Nieuwhof to discuss this year’s impact on people’s emotional well-being, women’s growing burdens and Gen Z’s current perception of the Church. She likens 2020 to a marathon without a finish line, but offers hope in Christ and encouragement for fellow leaders as they step into the new year.

ChurchPulse Weekly Conversations: Craig Groeschel on Leadership During Crisis

In the most recent ChurchPulse Weekly episode, Carey Nieuwhof invites Craig Groeschel, senior pastor of Life.Church, to share what he has learned as a church leader during 2020, and what lessons he hopes to take with him into the coming year.

3 Insights to Help Pastors Care for Their Church This Season

As a difficult year comes to a close and a challenging holiday season continues, let's examine findings from three recent Barna studies that could help pastors as they think through caring for their congregants—and themselves—during crisis.

ChurchPulse Weekly Conversations: Francis Chan on Finding Humility and Healing Division

Over the past nine months, data show that pastors’ mental and emotional well-being has suffered greatly as they worked to guide their people through the pandemic and an election year fraught with tension. Researchers also discovered that Christians’ relationships with churches are changing, with church attendance at a low even with digital worship services available to them. In recent ChurchPulse Weekly episodes, host Carey Nieuwhof chats with pastor Francis Chan about how church leaders can respond to the collapse in attendance and mental health.

2 in 5 Churchgoers Are Open to Inviting Others to Digital Church Services

As COVID-19 cases continue to rise across the U.S., local and state governments continue to implement new mandates and restrictions that effect how Americans gather for the holidays—both inside and outside the home. Many church leaders are now contemplating how a socially distant Advent and Christmas season will impact invitations, attendance and outreach for holiday services.

ChurchPulse Weekly Conversations: Miles McPherson on Trusting God and Seeking Justice

In recent ChurchPulse Weekly episodes, host Carey Nieuwhof and guest Miles McPherson of The Rock Church in San Diego discuss the future of the Church, both in its changing modalities and in its pursuit of justice.

ChurchPulse Weekly Conversations: Mark Sayers on Faith During Crisis

With the number of U.S. COVID cases once again on the rise as colder weather sets in and political polarization still palpable across the nation following the recent presidential election, pastors and their people may feel just as uncertain now as they did at the start of the pandemic seven months ago. In recent ChurchPulse Weekly episodes, host Carey Nieuwhof and guest Mark Sayers—cultural commentator, writer, speaker and pastor—discuss faith, safety and opportunity during crisis.

Three Lenses to Keep in Mind When Converting Live Services to Digital

While many churches have re-opened since the nationwide shut down in March, the logistics—and perhaps necessity—of hybrid church (combination of in-person and digital) is something pastors remain curious about. What does it mean to offer both in-person and digital experiences? How can these experiences be just as impactful online as they are in person?

What Churches Might Miss When Measuring Digital Attendance

Can digital ministry become more than a sermon? Our data collected during the 2020 tumult—releasing in a new report, Six Questions About the Future of the Hybrid Church Experience—suggest that viewing and attending church are not seen as the same thing, and a more holistic strategy for digital or hybrid ministry is needed for the long term.

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