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.

Elevation Church

This Is Why Millennials Want to Work for Steven Furtick’s Elevation Church

For a second year, Steve Furtick's Elevation Church made Fortune's 100 Best Places to Work for Millennials list. It's pretty clear to see why.
Peter Berger

Peter Berger, Prominent Christian Sociologist and Professor, Dies at Age 88

Al Mohler, president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, calls the late Berger "perhaps the most influential social thinker of our times."
Supreme Court

In Case You Missed It: 4 Supreme Court Cases Pastors Should Care About

These 4 cases have the potential to change a lot for the church going forward.
Ten Commandments

Man Drives Car Into Ten Commandments Monument at Arkansas Capitol Building

A man can be heard on the video saying, "Oh my goodness. Freedom!"
Derek Carr tithe

The Highest Paid Player in NFL History Commits to Tithe His Salary (and Eat...

“It’s very important for me for the kids out there that are watching this…for them to know that I never chase the money in this whole process… I try to be the best version of myself every single day.”
Hate Groups

Christian Organizations Labeled Hate Groups by Nonprofit Report Site GuideStar Due to ‘Anti-Gay’ Stance

After affixing a "hate group" label to nearly 50 organizations on its site, including some Christian ones, GuideStar has faced unprecedented pushback.
Book Summer

Top 10 Books to Help Pastors Rekindle Their Passion for Ministry This Summer

It's summer. Time for rest and vacation. Also time to rekindle your passion for ministry with the help of these books.
Old Testament

Do We Need to Use the Old Testament Anymore?

Has modern evangelicalism arrived at the conclusion that while the OT is nice, it isn’t strictly necessary?
Gender

It Is Now Illegal to Call a Non-Gender Conforming Person in Canada ‘He’ or...

Canada's Bill C-16 could potentially levy fines, make sensitivity training mandatory, or—if the courts push for it—incarcerate anyone refusing to recognize the validity of non-gender conforming identity and pronouns.
Criminal Justice

Russell Moore and Key Evangelical Leaders: Criminal Justice System Doesn’t Work, Let’s Fix It

“We have a criminal justice system that doesn't work and ought to be fixed,” ERLC President Russell Moore stated. Furthermore, evangelical Christians should “be the first to say so.”
World Refugee Day

Church in North Carolina Gains Attention of UN Refugee Agency as They Set Aside...

“We certainly heard folks concerned about whether these folks will be dangerous or whether refugees are coming to take over, to create Sharia law to take over our way of life and defeat us from the inside out,” Pastor Bigger explains.
ISIS Marawi Philippines

Muslims Hide Christians From ISIS-Affiliated-Militants in the Philippines

“We heard them shouting ‘Allahu akbar’ and asking neighbors about religion… If they could not answer questions about Quran verses, gunfire immediately followed.”
Lysa TerKeurst

President of Proverbs 31, Lysa TerKeurst, Ends Her Marriage of 25 Years Due to...

"I’ve always encouraged women to fight for their marriages and to do everything possible to save them when they come under threat.”
Martyr children

Families of Egyptians Martyred on Shores of Libya Still Strong in the Faith After...

Seeing the faithfulness of our Christian family in Egypt reminds us that the God we serve is powerful, loving and on the move…and He’s calling us to join Him in His work.
SBC White Supremacy

SBC Resolutions Committee Prodded to Bring Resolution Condemning Alt-Right, White Supremacy to a Vote—Passes...

“This resolution has a number on it,” Russell Moore said. "It’s resolution number 10. The white supremacy it opposes also has a number on it: It’s 666.”
harvest

Over 3,000 Decisions to Follow Jesus Made at Harvest America

In response to the message 2,904 attendees of the event indicated a decision to give their lives to Jesus, with 494 making commitments online.
SBC

Southern Baptist Convention Loses Nearly 78K Members in 2016

The Southern Baptist Convention is experiencing its "lowest number of baptisms since 1946, the lowest membership since 1990 and the lowest worship attendance since 1996."
China

Church in China Razed, Members Beaten and Imprisoned by Chinese Officials Over Arbitrary Fee

One witness likened the violence displayed by Chinese officials to the notoriously brutal Japanese invaders during WWII.
Indonesia

Three Indonesian Soccer Players Show Us All How to Practice Religious Harmony

Speaking to Indonesia’s Kompas newspaper, Christian player Yabes Roni said, “Even though we all come from different religions and ethnicities, we’re all one.”
Genocide

If There’s One Thing Republicans and Democrats Can Agree on, It’s the Dire Need...

"Religious and ethnic minorities in Iraq and Syria are persecuted groups, and...the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), [is] responsible for genocide, crimes against humanity and other atrocity crimes against several of these groups, including Christians and Yezidis.”
868,307FansLike

Latest News

Kent Brantly to Return to Africa Amid New Ebola Outbreak

Dr. Kent Brantly was treating patients in 2014 in Liberia when he contracted ebola. After a harrowing journey to healing, Brantly and his family are heading back to Africa as a new outbreak threatens the continent.

New Podcasts

Craig Gross Has High Praise for the Spiritual Use of Cannabis

“I think Christians sit on the sidelines of a lot of conversations," says Craig Gross. Craig's latest venture is a Christian cannabis website, and this week on our podcast, he talks about his personal journey with using marijuana and why it's important for Christians not to be afraid of this topic.