Senior Pastor, NewSpring Church
Growth is a word that church leaders are constantly rallying around and trying to do more of. In Carey Nieuwhof's new book Lasting Impact, growth is the theme throughout.
Carey is someone that is constantly looking for ways to make things better and is gifted with the art of strategy. The research he talks about in his book forces us to look at the problems our churches are facing while simultaneously offering up solutions so that our churches can continue to grow.
His always practical wisdom will provide you and your leadership team clarity for how to tackle the shifts that need to take place and the focus for how to see it through. The questions to ask yourself and your team at the end of every chapter are straightforward and thought provoking.
I so love Carey's heart and passion for the local church. He believes and understands that growth in churches isn't for the sake of popularity but for the sake of the Gospel. We know that Jesus is the greatest thing in the world and we'll do anything short of sin to see people come to know Him personally as their Savior.
Throughout the book, Carey gives us permission to think big, reminds us to ask God boldly and challenges us to believe that the best really is yet to come.
I promise reading this book will get your heart excited about what Jesus is going to do in and through you and your church and get your mind ready to embrace the changes necessary for growth.
Blogger and Senior Pastor, Immanuel Baptist Church (Lexington, Kentucky)
Carey has become one of the most prominent and needed voices in church leadership today. I think the reason we read and listen to him so much is he is balanced, wise and incredibly practical. This is not just another book –– here is one you can read quickly, but immediately begin to implement and grow a stronger church. Thanks again, Carey! You're making a difference.
About Carey Nieuwhof
Carey Nieuwhof is the lead pastor of Connexus Church, a growing, multi-campus church north of Toronto and and a strategic partner of North Point Community Church. He is also the author of Leading Change Without Losing It and coauthor of Parenting Beyond Your Capacity.
Carey speaks to North American and global leaders about leadership, change, personal growth, and parenting. Carey writes one of the most widely read Christian leadership blogs today and hosts The Carey Nieuwhof Leadership Podcast, on which he interviews today’s best Christian leaders.
Lead Pastor, Gwinnett Church
I believe churches should grow because every number has a name. At the same time, church growth is personal for leaders, and that can be dangerous. When attendance is up, you feel good about yourself. When attendance is down, you think about going into another line of work. This is one of the many reasons I'm grateful Carey has written his book Lasting Impact. It's practical advice for leaders who want to grow their church and remain emotionally healthy in the process.
Carey is not only one of the most prolific thinkers of this generation, but one of the most practical. Lasting Impact is insightful and in a league of its own when it comes to applicability. This book gives you the tools you need to make changes now! Regardless of the size church or team you lead, if you're wanting to reach higher heights, this book is a must read.
Lead Pastor, Next Level Church
Former president of Catalyst and author of The Catalyst Leader and H3 Leadership
Carey Nieuwhof is a voice you should listen to. As a senior pastor, he’s been in the trenches of ministry, and combines both wisdom and practical application to provide an effective resource for church leaders at any level. If you’re looking to grow your church, this book is a must read and must have on your leadership shelf. The conversations contained in this book are essential and much needed.
Founder, The Rocket Company
There are people that talk about church growth and people who actually grow churches. Carey is the latter. Lasting Impact is a masterpiece of practical steps to reach your community for Jesus. Lasting Impact should be required reading for pastors.
Lead Pastor, Discovery Church and author of Messy Grace
Very few people have the giftedness of my friend Carey Nieuwhof. He has the ability to understand the importance and development of clarity, culture, processes, growth –– all while communicating the purpose of the church. Lasting Impact has some of Carey's best leadership thoughts on these issues. He guides us on a journey where the health and effectiveness of our church becomes the destination.
Director, North Point Ministries Strategic Partner Group
For my money no one speaks to the needs of today's pastor better than Carey Nieuwhof. A lot of people will give you opinions; Carey gives you practical solutions. Lasting Impact will not only answer the questions you're asking, it will answer the questions you should be asking.
Family Pastor, Elevation Church
In Lasting Impact, Carey points out issues that are often addressed too late and guides us down a path of conversations that are usually ended too quickly. We can all use more honest conversations in our leadership and this book provides a great place to start.
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Lasting Impact Team Edition takes Carey Nieuwhof's best-selling book, Lasting Impact: 7 Powerful Conversations That Can Help Your Church Grow, one significant step further.
In the Team Edition videos, Carey Nieuwhof leads you and your leaders through each of the critical conversations outlined in the book, plus he adds a bonus video on how to have the conversations you need to have without tearing your team apart.
Intro: Talking To Your Team
1. Faster Growth
2. Declining Attendance
3. Creating Health Leadership
4. Recruiting High-Capacity Leaders
5. Engaging Young Adults
6. Understanding Cultural Trends
7. Leading Change
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About the Book
You've probably noticed...
CHURCHES AREN'T GROWING.
YOUNG ADULTS ARE WALKING AWAY.
VOLUNTEERS ARE HARD TO RECRUIT.
LEADERS ARE BURNING OUT.
AND THE CULTURE IS CHANGING FASTER THAN EVER BEFORE.
There's no doubt the church is in a moment in history for which few church leaders are prepared.
You can look for answers, but the right response depends on having the right conversations.
In this book, pastor and author Carey Nieuwhof leads you and your team through seven conversations that will help your church grow and have a lasting impact.
Maybe the future belongs to the churches that are willing to have the most honest conversations at a critical time. That's what this book is designed to facilitate.
Special Offer: Purchase Lasting Impact Team Edition before Tuesday, May 31, 2016 for access to a private, online community for Team Edition facilitators led by Carey Nieuwhof.
Special Offer: Purchase Lasting Impact Team Edition by Tuesday, May 31, 2016 for access to a private, online community led by Carey Nieuwhof for Team Edition faciliators.