The New Leaf Project is a podcast that shares the stories of Canadian Christians who are instigating new things, innovating in our post-modern Canadian context, planting new churches and starting missional minded conversations, conversations, and communities here in Canadian soil.

Canadian Christians have a story to tell, and we want to help tell it.

Ep 49 – Learning Party Talks – Mark Groleau

Episode 49 of the New Leaf Project is here! We’re featuring a talk from our Cultivate Learning Party that happened in Toronto Ontario, April 2017. What if church planters and starters were really okay with failure? What does it mean to start something that never takes off? This week we hear from Mark Groleau who […]


Ep 47 – Brandon Richardson – The Embassy -> Slate Church

What does it look like for a student ministry to move forward as an inter-generational church plant? In this episode, we talk with Brandon Richardson, lead pastor at The Embassy in Waterloo, Ontario. For the past 3 years, Brandon and his wife Emma have led The Embassy which has been serving the WLU and UW […]


Ep 46 – Church Startups, Structures & Conflict (oh my!) – Betty Pries

Episode 46 of the New Leaf Project is here! How can church startups become healthy, robust places for innovation? In this episode, we hear from Betty Pries, CEO of Creedence & Company, an organization focused on conflict management, transitions, & the journey through renewal for churches & faith based organizations. Betty walks us through the […]


Ep 45 – The Church in Exile – Living in Hope After Christendom – Dr Lee Beech

Episode 45 of the New Leaf Project is here! In this episode we hear from Jason Tripp and his interview with Dr Lee Beech, Professor at McMaster Divinity School. Lee shares with us about his book “The Church in Exile – Living in Hope After Christendom” In his book Lee highlights that the church in […]


Ep 44 – Cultivating the entrepreneurial spirit for mission – Jeremy Barham and Mike Temple

Episode 44 of the New Leaf Project is here! Can Christians really use business as mission? In this episode we hear from Jeremy Barham and Mike Temple from St Stephen New Brunswick who are working together to create economic development and cultivating the entrepreneurial spirit in Atlantic Canada. Show Notes Contact Jeremy and Mike – […]


Ep 43 – Hip hop culture & church planting in Calgary – Preston Pouteaux & Rohadi Nagassar

Episode 43 of the New Leaf Project is here! In this episode, we hear from content contributor Preston Pouteaux and Rohadi Nagassar. Rohadi is an inner-city bi-vocational church planter and entrepreneur based in Calgary, Canada. Rohadi shares about his new church plant, Cypher Church, Hip-hop culture and what it looks like to intentionally engage with […]