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Christian Life Isn’t Just Cussing Less and Giving More

By itself, religion is powerless to change our hearts. It might change our behavior—by cussing a little less, or giving a little more—but the change doesn’t go any deeper than the surface. Living a Christian life is about so much more than these two things.
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5 Biggest Mistakes Pastors Make on Sundays (and How To Avoid Them)

The very day we want to be at our best requires more from us than any other day. As a result, we can easily make one or more of the five biggest mistakes pastors make on Sundays.
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Pastor: You Were Not Made for Fame

We have too often bought into the marketing lie that more is better and fame is the goal. But a pastor chasing fame comes at the expense of his soul. You can not desire fame as your pursuit without fame taking its toll.

3 Lessons Learned From 50 Years of Marriage

In celebration of my parents' 50th anniversary, here are three lessons I have learned from their marriage.


Rebecca McLaughlin

Rebecca McLaughlin on Whether Christians Can Agree To Disagree About Same-Sex Relationships

Dr. Rebecca McLaughlin joins “The Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast” to talk about how church leaders can respond to common arguments that use the Bible to affirm same-sex relationships, the “why” behind God’s design for marriage, and the “beautiful and glorious vision” Christianity has for friendship.
David Ashcraft

David Ashcraft on the Surprising, ‘Deep Emotions’ He Felt Stepping Down as Senior Pastor...

David Ashcraft joins “The Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast” to talk about how leadership has changed, how pastors can leave their churches better than they found them, and the startling emotions he felt when he stepped down as senior pastor.
John Jenkins

John Jenkins: Every Pastor Should Have a Pastor

John Jenkins joins “The Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast” to talk about key lessons he’s learned about being a local church pastor, including the need for pastors to have pastors, the importance of integrity, and how to execute a mission and a vision.
Andy Bannister

Andy Bannister: How Pastors and Churches Can Stop Living as ‘Undercover Christians’

Dr. Andy Bannister joins “The Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast” to talk about how pastors and church members can share their faith boldly, strategically, and without fear.
Jim Sells

Jim and Heather Sells: How Churches Can Make a ‘Tremendous’ Difference in Alleviating Our...

Dr. Jim Sells and Heather Sells join “The Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast” to talk about the “escalating crisis” in mental health care and the enormous impact the church and clinicians can have if they are willing to collaborate with one another.
Michael Martin

Michael Martin: How Church Boards Can Help Their Pastors Be Healthy

ECFA president and CEO Michael Martin joins “The Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast” to talk about his organization’s new leadership standard and how church boards can help provide pastors greater care and accountability.
Léonce Crump

Léonce Crump Jr.: How To Develop Resilient Teams

Léonce Crump Jr. joins “The Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast” to talk about important ways that leadership has changed and to offer practical steps church leaders can take to develop teams that will be truly healthy.

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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.