News

News

Today’s church leaders face daunting cultural and leadership challenges. More than ever, church leaders need insights into timely and relevant news to enable them to advance the gospel of Jesus in these challenging times. ChurchLeaders.com is dedicated to providing resources and information for every church pastor. If you serve on a church staff as a senior pastor, executive pastor, teaching pastor, or any other pastoral role, you’ll find must-have pastoral and connections to a community of church leaders for greater Kingdom impact worldwide. Church leaders from every denomination find relevant and timely and relevant news they are looking for here at ChurchLeaders.com. Join millions of church leaders who look to us for resources and encouragement for church leadership. Leading your church is not only about preaching and teaching, but it is also about your relationship with Jesus. You will also find inspiration, encouragement, and help to keep your relationship with God strong and vibrant.

Jesus Tomb

Alleged Site of Jesus’ Empty Tomb Reopens in Time for Easter after $4 Million...

During the painstaking restoration and cleaning process, the team uncovered the rock-hewn bench which was believed to be the temporary resting place of Jesus’ body after he was crucified and before he rose again.
Russell Moore

Executive Committee of the SBC Backs Russell Moore Over Calls for Resignation

"But I can—and do—apologize for failing to distinguish between people who shouldn’t have been in the same category with those who put politics over the gospel and for using words, particularly in social media, that were at times overly broad or unnecessarily harsh. That is a failure on my part."
pastors

Reversing the Credibility Crisis Pastors Face: Suggestions from Barna Research

1 in 5 adults in the U.S. feel that pastors are not influential or credible. Only 24 percent of U.S. adults hold a “very positive” option of pastors in general. Nineteen percent hold a “negative” opinion, and nine percent hold a “very negative” opinion.
Trump Budget

Christian Leaders Respond to Trump’s Budget: We Can’t Turn Our Backs on Those in...

"At a time when we’re especially security conscious, the International Affairs Budget is crucial to demonstrating our values to the world, building friendships with other nations, and lowering security risks around the world," the letter, which was signed by several notable Christian leaders, stated.
Tim Keller

UPDATE: Tim Keller Will NOT Receive Award From Princeton Seminary

The president of Princeton Theological Seminary encourages seminarians to “receive Rev. Keller in a spirit of grace and academic freedom, realizing we can listen to someone with whom many, including me, strongly disagree about this critical issue of justice."
Russell Moore

UPDATE: Growing SBC Call for Russell Moore’s Resignation—African-American Pastors Call for Reconciliation

"We must not be ignorant of the schemes of the enemy to divide us,” SBC Pastor Byron Day says.
Church Dropouts

Church-Dropouts Turn to Podcasting as a Meeting Space for the ‘Church in Exile’

"That's one of the biggest critiques we have of the church—is that you can't critique it," Toby Morrell says.

United Methodist Church at Crossroads Over Unclear Stance on Homosexuality

“This is a family quarrel, a family dispute. We don’t believe it’s worth separating over.”
Anna Hayford

Anna Hayford, Wife of Jack Hayford of Church on the Way, Dies at 83

Anna Hayford’s grandson Mark says it was “fitting” that she passed on International Women’s Day.
North Korea

‘Unprecedented’ Number of Missionaries Aiding North Korean Refugees Kicked Out of China

Pastor Kim believes at least 40 refugees from North Korea have been sent back across the border as a result of the raids.
Trump Planned Parenthood

Trump to Planned Parenthood: You Can Keep Your Funding if You Stop Performing Abortions

“Polling shows the majority of Americans oppose public funding for abortion, even those who identify as pro-choice," President Trump says.
Franklin Graham

Franklin Graham Thankful for Controversy in Canada Over Festival of Hope

“Thank you, Mr. Mayor. You’ve helped us with hundreds of thousands of dollars of publicity. I appreciate that,” Franklin Graham said in an interview.
Middle East

First Female Pastor Ordained in the Middle East

“Christ’s justice has been finally fulfilled,” Rola Sleiman says.
Franklin Graham Canada

Canadian Clergy to Franklin Graham: Your Political Comments Compromise the Mission of Jesus

A group of concerned clergy representing 60 percent of the Christians in Vancouver released a letter asking Graham not to give the gospel message at this weekend's Festival of Hope.
Carl Lentz

Carl Lentz’s Bold Statement on Dr. Oz: Look to the Designer of Life for...

“A new diet will change your day. But praying to the King of heaven and earth will change your soul."
Prayer

Federal Court to Decide Whether Prayers Before Public Meetings Are ‘Unconstitutional’

When Peter Bormuth started attending county commissioner meetings in Jackson County, Michigan, he took offense over the fact that only Christian prayers were offered at the beginning of the meetings.
female pastor

Barna Study: 3 Times More Female Pastors Compared to 25 Years Ago

The number of female pastors is on the rise. Women in these positions lead smaller congregations while facing more criticism than their male counterparts.
Tim Tebow

Tim Tebow: I Don’t Want to Be Known for Being a Good Football or...

“I want to be...known for bringing faith, hope, and love to those needing a brighter day in their dark hour of need.”
tim keller

Tim Keller to Step Down as Senior Pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church

Since 1997, Redeemer Presbyterian has been on a trajectory to fulfill "a vision for not being a megachurch.” Keller's stepping down is seen as one phase of fulfilling this vision.
Family Christian Bookstore

Largest Christian Bookstore Chain: Liquidation Is ‘only recourse’

"We have prayerfully looked at all possible options, trusting God’s plan for our organization, and the difficult decision to liquidate is our only recourse.”
867,109FansLike

Latest News

New Podcasts

Kara Powell: Teens Want Faith, Not Church

Kara Powell of the Fuller Youth Institute addresses parents' concerns over teens leaving the church. Powell says what may seem like a teen turning from faith may actually be a young person turning from forms of church that make sense to the parent, but not the child.