ChurchPulse Weekly Live- March 23, 2020


Skye Jethani & Kimberly Deckel

Skye Jethani (author, ordained minister and co-host of the Holy Post podcast) and Rev. Kimberly Deckel (Anglican priest and executive pastor at Church of the Cross in Austin, TX) sit down with David Kinnaman to talk about the theology of physical space. Together, they offer ideas to make worship an embodied practice, find a liturgy that reflects the values of your gatherings and innovate new focal points in your church services.
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Derwin Gray

Derwin Gray (Pastor of Transformation Church) joins Carey Nieuwhof to talk about making space for prayer. He shares how the Lord’s prayer, in particular, has radically reshaped how he thinks about intimacy with the Father and why he believes physical space is needed to connect us with a larger narrative.
To get a FREE copy of Carey’s new book, At Your Best, for Pastor Appreciation Month this October, visit today!

Carey Nieuwhof

Carey Nieuwhof is in the guest seat today as David Kinnaman flips the mic on him to talk about making space for rest and healthy rhythms for leaders. Carey talks about designing physical spaces for productivity, managing your energy to avoid burnout and fostering relationships after years in ministry.

To get a FREE copy of Carey’s new book, At Your Best, for Pastor Appreciation Month this October, visit today!

Jim Sheppard & Julie Bullock

Jim Sheppard (Generis CEO) and Julie Bullock (Senior Generosity Strategist at Generis) join Carey Nieuwhof and David Kinnaman to talk about generosity. They explore common barriers to giving, the root struggles pastors face around money and how to disciple your church towards generosity.

Rachel Cruze

Rachel Cruze (national best-selling author and financial expert at Ramsey Solutions) sits down with Carey Nieuwhof and David Kinnaman to discuss financial flourishing. Together, they talk about mistakes every generation makes around debt, practical ways for pastors to speak with Gen Z and Millennials about giving and how pastors can deal with financial pressures in their own lives.

Dr. Stephanie Shackelford

Dr. Stephanie Shackelford (senior Barna fellow and author) joins David Kinnaman to talk about vocational discipleship within the Church. Drawing from recent Barna research, she debunks the common myths Christians believe about finding happiness and explains why the conversation on vocation matters for both younger and older generations.

John Mark Comer (Part 2)

John Mark Comer returns to talk with David Kinnaman about the opportunities and challenges the Church is facing in the current cultural moment. In particular, he discusses a new form of church membership, dealing with people leaving the church and trends in prayer practices emerging from the pandemic. Part 2 of 2.

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.

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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.

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