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 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, […]
Why are so many grown adults colouring? In this episode we talk to Rohadi Nagassar to get some answers and to hear the story behind his new colouring book “Soul Coats.” Rohadi is a church planter in Calgary and a part of the New Leaf Network. We love what he has created and are really […]
If we want to see things change we need to make it personal. Headlines like “AIDS Crisis in Africa” or “Crisis Among at Risk Children” all too easy slip down the news feed without so much as a second thought. But if we are going to recover the mission here in Canada we have to […]
Is it time to move on from cynicism? In episode 13, we explore the role that cynicism has played in our own lives and in the motivations behind a lot of modern church planting. Cynicism grows in the disconnect between the expectation and the reality of the church. We can get stuck searching the ashes […]