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Lasting Impact: 7 Powerful Conversations That Will Help Your Church Grow

Lasting Impact: 7 Powerful Conversations That Will Help Your Church Grow

Authors: Carey Nieuwhof

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 conversation.

In Lasting Impact, Carey Nieuwhof leads you and your team through seven conversations that will help your church grow and have a lasting impact.

What if …

  • Having the right conversations could change your trajectory?
  • There is more hope than you realized?
  • The potential to grow is greater than the potential to decline?
  • Your community is waiting for a church to offer the hope they’re looking for?
  • Your best days as a church are ahead of you?

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.


“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.”—Ron Edmondson, blogger and Senior Pastor of Immanuel Baptist 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.”—Jeff Henderson, Lead Pastor, Gwinnett Church

“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.”—Brad Lomenick, former president of Catalyst and author of The Catalyst Leader and H3 Leadership

“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.”—Casey Graham, founder and CEO of The Rocket Company

“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.”—Caleb Kaltenbach, Lead Pastor, Discovery Church and author of Messy Grace


You may also be interested in Lasting Impact: Team Edition (USB and download), as well as the ebook and audiobook versions of Lasting Impact.

  • Carey Nieuwhof

    Carey Nieuwhof

    Carey Nieuwhof is the lead pastor of Connexus Community Church, a growing multi-campus church north of Toronto and strategic partner of North Point Community Church in Alpharetta, Georgia. Prior to starting Connexus in 2007, Carey served for 12 years in a mainline church, transitioning three small congregations into a single, rapidly growing congregation.

    He speaks to North American and global church leaders about change, leadership, and parenting. The author of Leading Change Without Losing It and Lasting Impact and co-author of Parenting Beyond Your Capacity, Carey is a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School and also holds degrees in history and theology. He was called to the Bar of Ontario in 1993 and then left law to pursue ministry.

    He and his wife, Toni, live near Barrie, Ontario, and have two sons, Jordan and Sam. In his spare time, you can find him cycling his heart out on a back road somewhere. He blogs at and