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7 Problems When Church Leaders Retreat Into Isolation

Sometimes, isolation has been the result of COVID expectations, but this problem preceded the pandemic.
9 Healthy Ways to Deal with Leadership Loneliness

8 Healthy Ways to Deal With It When Leadership is Lonely

Leadership is lonely in some ways. With every step in leadership we make comes the inevitable increase in loneliness. The higher we climb in leadership, the more responsibilities we get, the lonelier we become.
spiritual formation

The Pastor’s Calling: Spiritual Formation and Discipleship

Spiritual formation and discipleship are more like horticulture than education. Good soil brings great harvests. Success in making disciples is not (at first) measured quantitatively, but qualitatively.
missional

24 Mistakes and Misplaced Missional Energy

Here’s the idea: It is as if there is a certain amount of missional energy within a person and, by extension, within a community of people. This energy can be turned inward or outward. 

Podcasts

Leonard Sweet

Leonard Sweet: Church Leaders, God Has Given You This Moment—Don’t Miss It

Dr. Leonard Sweet joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to share what our current cultural “volcanoes” mean for the church and why he sees hope amid the chaos.
Vance Pitman

Vance Pitman: Why Stress Should Not Be a ‘Normal’ Part of a Pastor’s Life

Vance Pitman joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to share why pastors do not have to see stress as simply part of “normal life.”
andy stanley

Andy Stanley: Is Your Church Choosing Political Sides Without Realizing It?

Andy Stanley joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to share why he believes so many Christians have politicized their faith, even though most would agree it is wrong to do so.
kevin and sherry harney

Kevin and Sherry Harney: Why It’s a Problem If Our Discipleship Does Not Lead...

Kevin and Sherry Harney join the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to share their wisdom about the characteristics of true discipleship…and why it's a little different from what we typically think.
glenn packiam

Glenn Packiam: These Are the Signs That You Are a Resilient Pastor

Glenn Packiam joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to share how pastors can pursue resilience in a deeply challenging time.
kristen padilla

Kristen Padilla: What the Church Is Missing When It Comes to Women in Ministry

Kristen Padilla joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to share her insights into the challenges women in ministry face, no matter their denomination, and the steps church leaders can take to support them.
ted esler

Ted Esler: Why Church Leaders Must Not Ignore Our ‘Innovation Crisis’

Ted Esler joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to share why he believes the church is in an "innovation crisis" and why innovation is essential to reaching people with the gospel.

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12 Things A Church Pastor Cannot Do

There are 12 things a church pastor cannot do. Pastors are amazing people and, in faith, they can do a lot...just not these things.