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Character Is More Important Than Communication Skills

We should all be great communicators because we must share our message effectively. But if you prioritize your communication skills over your character, it probably won’t end well.
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10 Reasons Long-Term Pastorates Matter

Studies over the years have shown the value of long-term pastoral tenures. When staying at a tough church is challenging, maybe these reasons below will challenge you to hold on.

There’s No Such Thing as Retiring From Ministry

Last month marked one year since I stepped away from the pastorate. I’ve shunned the term retirement like the plague, vowing to remain active in ministry and seeking to use the rest of my life to serve the Lord.
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9 Teaching Methods of Jesus

Jesus was the master teacher. Thousands would gather to hang on his every word. People traveled far and wide just to hear him. The lessons he taught spread like fire and literally changed the world.


Matt Chandler

Matt Chandler, Part 1: How the 2022 Controversy Has Impacted His Life and Ministry

Matt Chandler joins “The Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast” to share how God has brought healing in his life and ministry following the controversy he walked through in 2022. 
Natasha Smith

Natasha Smith: How To Make the Church Safe for People Who Are Grieving

Natasha Smith joins “The Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast” to share what she has learned about the process of grief and how pastors can make their churches safe places for people mourning the losses of life.
Natalie Runion

Natalie Runion: How Pastors Can Avoid Quitting Before God Has Called Them Out of...

Natalie Runion joins “The Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast” to discuss what it looks like for church leaders to fight to remain in ministry when it would be easier to quit—and when it’s time to walk away.
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Faithlytics: Leaders at Pew, Barna, Lifeway and Gallup Share Key Insights Into the State...

Leaders from Pew Research Center, Barna Group, Lifeway Research, and Gallup join “The Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast” for a special “Faithlytics” episode about the state of Christianity in the U.S.
Thom Rainer

Thom Rainer: Why Pastors Need To Ask Their People for Prayer

Dr. Thom Rainer joins “The Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast” to share why it is important that people pray for their pastors and to encourage church leaders to ask their congregations for prayer.
Ryan Burge

Ryan Burge: The Biggest Reason Why People Are Leaving Church

Dr. Ryan Burge joins “The Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast” to share what the data actually shows about why people are leaving church and what church leaders can do to encourage them to come back.
Alex Harris

Alex Harris: ‘Shiny Happy People’ Is Flawed but Serves the Church

Alex Harris joins “The Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast” to discuss the successes and missteps of Prime Video’s “Shiny Happy People.”

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12 NFL Players Who LOVE Jesus (and Football)

Here's our latest list of notable Christian football players. These outspoken NFL players are strong in their faith and are not afraid to share their Christian beliefs.