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.
Episode 25 of the New Leaf Project is here! This week we talk with Jordon Cooper, the original founder of the Resonate movement in Canada. From 1999-2008, Resonate was a distinctly Canadian online conversation that connected churches and church leaders across the country. Resonate hosted conversations across the country called Resonate Greenhouses and helped […]
Episode 24 of the New Leaf Project is here! This is the third episode a three part series featuring talks from our Cultivate Learning Party that happened in the Spring of 2016. Do the names Twitter, Dropbox or Uber sound familiar? At one time each of these technology companies had their beginnings as a startup. […]
Episode 23 of the New Leaf Project is here! This is part two of a three part series featuring talks from our Cultivate Learning Party that happened in the Spring of 2016. Today’s episode features Randell Neudorf from The Commons, a church plant in Hamilton. Randell shares their journey of slowing church down and offers […]
Episode 22 of the New Leaf Project is here! This is part one of a three part series featuring talks from our Cultivate Learning Party that happened in the Spring of 2016. Today’s episode features Dr Lee Beech, Professor at McMaster Divinity School. Lee shares with us about “The Generative Possibilities of Exile” The church […]
Church planting is not an easy task in the Canadian context. Some plants grow and thrive and others plants don’t survive. In every story there are lessons to be learned and encouragement to be found. At New Leaf, we want to tell the truth about church planting and highlight the good & the difficult. Episode […]
Ever wonder what “Church Plant Design Shop” are all about? In this episode Jared & Elle give us an inside look into where the idea for the design shop came from, who should attend & how this uniquely Canadian work can encourage contextual thinking, culturally responsiveness, and mission adaptability.
We had never thought of using Alpha for a church planting tool – until we talked with Graham Singh. In Episode 19, we talk with Graham, who serves at St James Montréal in a new church plant in one of Montréal’s oldest historic church buildings. They are focused on creating conversations using Alpha, and Graham […]
Geeks are often misunderstood. At best, parents worry that their kid’s passionate pursuit of video games and geek culture does not constitute a life well lived. Aren’t they just wasting their time? Isn’t all that energy misspent? At worst, we secretly wonder if it all might be leading to somewhere darker. In this episode we […]
Doing something good for your city is what The New Leaf Network is all about and Rob Clark is certainty doing something good in his city. He’s bringing people together to talk about what they are most passionate about – entrepreneurship, creativity and their businesses. Entrepreneurship and businesses have the potential to offer something good […]
Is innovation limited to only church plants or new expressions of mission? Or can established churches develop an innovation mindset? Jason Tripp, Pastor of Valleyview Community Church in Sudbury, alongside his congregation, is working to cultivate innovation in their neighborhood and city. In this episode we explore third places, drive in theaters, city wide partnerships, […]