ChurchPulse Weekly Live- March 23, 2020


John Mark Comer (Part 1)

John Mark Comer (author and founding pastor of Bridgetown Church) sits down with David Kinnaman to discuss the three enemies of the soul, cultural trends he’s seeing in the next generation and the difficult expectations pastors face when leading through the pandemic.

Rebekah Lyons

Bestselling author and speaker, Rebekah Lyons, sits down with Carey Nieuwhof and David Kinnaman to talk about setting healthy rhythms amidst the pandemic. Together, they discuss how embodied practices (such as sleep and physical exercise) can help leaders address mental health challenges and pursue a more holistic state of well-being.

Rob Peabody & Derek Sanford

Rob Peabody (CEO of VOMO) and Derek Sanford (Lead Pastor of Grace Church in McKean, PA) join Carey Nieuwhof and David Kinnaman to talk about activating volunteers digitally and in-person. In particular, they unpack how volunteer ministry can draw in younger generations and help churches discover their unique method for reaching their neighborhood.

Bill Willits & Libby Hempen

Bill Willits and Libby Hempen join Carey Nieuwhof to share about their experience leading small groups in a hybrid church context at North Point Ministries. Together, they discuss how to lead conversations amidst political tensions, generational trends in attendance through the pandemic and how shortened attention spans have shaped their curriculum choices.

Sign up for the “Activating Missions Barna CoLab”- a 6 week learning cohort designed to help you figure out how to prepare your church for an impactful missions future. Go to to sign up today!

Visit to get Andy Stanley & Bill’s book, Creating Community: Revised & Updated Edition today.

Jon Tyson (Pt 2)

Jon Tyson (Lead Pastor at Church of the City New York) returns to talk with Carey Nieuwhof & David Kinnaman about the possibilities of online evangelism, creating a culture of prayer and a new approach to discipleship. Part 2 of 2.

Visit to pre-order The Intentional Father. Additionally, register for the free Intentional Father Summit with new Barna data and discussions with Jon Tyson and David Kinnaman about how to be an intentional father.

Jon Tyson (Pt 1)

Jon Tyson (Lead Pastor at Church of the City New York) joins Carey Nieuwhof & David Kinnaman to share his personal journey towards reimagining fatherhood, the challenges for pastors raising boys and how he is redefining biblical manhood. Part 1 of 2.

Visit to pre-order The Intentional Father. Additionally, register for the free Intentional Father Summit with new Barna data and discussions with Jon Tyson and David Kinnaman.

Kara Powell

Dr. Kara Powell (Executive Director of the Fuller Youth Institute) and David Kinnaman discuss the importance of addressing insecurities as a leader, the challenges of social media for Gen Z and why church ministries need to stop giving answers to questions teens aren’t asking.

3 Big Questions That Change Every Teenager gives you an essential roadmap to the teenagers in your life. Visit to download a free chapter, PLUS a special free gift: 40 Conversation Starters to Help You Better Connect With Teenagers.

Get latest reports on Gen Z at, or find more resources at

Mark Matlock & David Kinnaman

Mark Matlock (founder of WisdomWorks and co-author of Faith for Exiles) and David Kinnaman sit down to discuss how the cultural landscape has changed since Faith for Exiles released two years ago. Together, they explore how the pandemic accelerated a narrative of hope, what’s changed in resilient discipleship since 2019 and the current state of youth ministry.

To find the most recent data on resilient disciples, check out Barna’s Gen Z Volume 2 report.

Watch Mark & David discuss more in their 5-part Video Series, Five Essential Conversations About Ministry to the Next Generation. Available today at (extended cuts available for Barna Access Plus subscribers).

Jessica Bealer & Kellen Moore

Carey Nieuwhof and David Kinnaman are joined by Jessica Bealer (Director of Family Ministry Services at Generis) and Kellen Moore (Next Gen Pastor at Our City Church) to share about trends emerging in children’s ministry, especially around topics of mental health, digital discipleship and moving beyond a Sunday-centric ministry model.
For more resources on children’s ministry and more, check out!

Shane Sanchez & Alison Leamon

Shane Sanchez (InsideOut Director at Gwinnett Church) and Alison Leamon (Next Gen Pastor at Preston Trail Community Church) join Carey and David to share about student and teen ministry. Together, they discuss which aspects of digital ministry have been most successful, strategies to increase parent engagement and how to use social media as a platform for ministry. Plus, David shares recent data on parents greatest concerns coming out of the pandemic.
For more resources on teenagers and student ministry, check out today!

Benjamin Windle

To kick off July’s focus on Next Gen, David Kinnaman (Barna President) sits down with Ben Windle to discuss what Millennials are looking for in the church, how to be a relational leader for younger generations and a new approach to recruiting volunteers. Plus, Carey and David discuss recent data on preaching and digital church engagement trends for Millennials.
Ben has a live webinar coming up here on July 7. He’s going to be offering 45 minutes of practical coaching on how to preach to Millennials and Gen Z, so you won’t want to miss out. To learn more and sign up today, go to and click the “Preaching Webinar” button at the top!

Jeff Henderson

Carey Nieuwhof and Joe Jensen (VP of Church Engagement, Barna) are joined by Jeff Henderson (President of The For Company and former Lead Pastor of Gwinnett Church) to talk about the reputation and brand of the Church and how pastors and leaders can have a positive and “for you” presence in a community and city.
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