Christian News

Church leaders need insights into timely and relevant Christian 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.

Christian News

Leading your church is not only about preaching and teaching, but it is also about your relationship with Jesus. You will also find christian news, inspiration, encouragement, and help to keep your relationship with God strong and vibrant.

First Baptist Church Naples

Church Fears Racism Cost Strong Candidate the Pastorate

The leaders of First Baptist Church Naples believe “unscrupulous, divisive, and false accusations” were used by some in their congregation to sway the vote against pastoral candidate Marcus Hayes.
ACLJ

ACLJ Takes Case of U.S. Pastor ‘Detained for Christian faith’

The ACLJ has taken up the cause of Pastor Bryan Nerren from Tennessee. Nerren was traveling in India for the ministry Asian Children's Education Fellowship when he was detained. The organization believes he was detained for his Christian faith.
carpool karaoke

‘This Is the Awakening,’ Says Kanye to His Doubters

Kanye West and his gospel choir made an appearance on 'The Late Late Show' with James Corden, where Corden presented a twist on "Carpool Karaoke" and West shared how he sees God working in his life.
Lois Evans

Tony Evans Requests Urgent Prayer for Wife Lois Evans

Pastor Tony Evans gave an update about his wife, Lois, and her battle against cancer. Evans said chemotherapy and radiation are no longer options...
denied communion

Joe Biden Denied Communion for Being ‘outside church teaching’

“Any public figure who advocates for abortion places himself or herself outside of Church teaching,” explained Reverend Robert E. Morey, the priest who denied communion to Biden on Sunday.
the dove awards

Franklin Boycotts Dove Awards, Lecrae and Others Follow

Gospel singer Kirk Franklin has announced that he will be boycotting the Dove Awards, the Gospel Music Association, and the Trinity Broadcasting Network. His decision comes after comments he made about racial conflict were edited out of two separate acceptance speeches.
Donald Caskie

Scottish Minister Who Helped 2,000 People Escape the Nazis Memorialized in France

A plaque memorializing the efforts of Scottish minister Donald Caskie was recently unveiled in France. Caskie helped approximately 2,000 people escape from France when it was under Nazi rule in WWII.
john cooper

Skillet’s John Cooper Shares Why He Is Now Speaking Out

Skillet frontman John Cooper has said that he will likely be speaking out a lot more about topics pertaining to Christianity and the church, in part because he believes the church is afraid of offending people.
Aghem

Second Bible Translator in 2 Months Killed in Cameroon

In addition to working on an Aghem language Bible, Benjamin Tem served as a Scripture engagement facilitator and a Bible listening group promoter. He was killed last week.
save james

Father Wins Small Victory in Fight to Save 7-Year-Old from Gender Transition

In the highly politicized fight to 'Save James,' a judge has ruled that the boy's father and mother have an equal say in his medical treatment, thus preventing the mother from moving forward with transitioning the seven-year-old from a boy to a girl.
suicide rates in youth

Suicide Rates in Youth: An ‘enormous problem hiding in plain sight’

A new report from the CDC reveals the suicide rate in youth increased by 56 percent between 2007 and 2017. Suicide is the second leading cause of death for young people between the ages of 10 and 24.
Karen Swallow Prior

Karen Swallow Prior to Leave Liberty University After 21 Years

A beloved Liberty University professor, Karen Swallow Prior, is leaving the institution she served for 21 years to join the faculty of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Truett Foster

TobyMac Issues Statement About Son Truett’s Death

Christian rapper TobyMac has issued a statement about his son, Truett Foster McKeehan, and his unexpected death earlier this week. TobyMac described his son as having an "untamable grand personality and dreams to match."
glenn davies

Archbishop Defends Words on Same-Sex Marriage: No One Can ‘Update the Faith’

Glenn Davies, the Anglican Archbishop of the Diocese of Sydney, has come under fire for statements he made about same-sex unions. Many news outlets, however, chose to ignore the context of his speech.
TobyMac

Truett Foster, TobyMac’s Oldest Son, Dead at 21

News is breaking that Christian rapper TobyMac lost his oldest son, Truett Foster McKeehan, earlier this week. #TobyMac #TruettFoster
Barna Research

Barna Research Makes a Case for Millennials Being Misunderstood

Only 32% of the global respondents said they feel someone believes in them and 33%said they feel “deeply cared for by those around me." Barna Research makes a case for young adults 18-35 being “much talked at and often misunderstood.”
christian comedian

John Crist Has a New Comedy Special and It’s Coming to Netflix

It’s finally happened: John Crist will have his own comedy special on Netflix. The Christian comedian announced the news Tuesday on his social media channels, saying, "I can’t wait to hear what you guys think about it."
buying debt

Churches Extend Practical Grace by Buying Debt

More than 70 faith-based groups have partnered with RIP Medical Debt to wipe out the debts of people in poverty. The organization was founded in 2014 by two businessmen who have a goal of eliminating $1 billion of debt by year’s end.
chinese christian church

Pastors Arrested, Church Building Suddenly Destroyed In China

Officials demolished a Chinese Christian church in Anhui province last Friday, interrupting the members in the middle of a worship service. Authorities also detained the church’s pastors, Geng Yimin and Sun Yongyao.
church in Algeria

‘Sad Day’ in Algeria as Officials Seal Buildings of Country’s Largest Churches

The church in Algeria is facing persecution as the government seals the buildings of churches throughout the country. Church leaders believe the action comes in retaliation to a sit-in they participated in.
855,266FansLike

Latest News

Falwell Sues Liberty, Saying School Damaged His Reputation

Jerry Falwell Jr. has sued Liberty University, alleging the evangelical school founded by his late pastor father has damaged his reputation.

New Podcasts

Ed Stetzer: How to Pastor People in an Age of Outrage

It's hard to pastor Christians in the age of outrage. In a time of bitter arguments and divisiveness, Ed Stetzer offers leaders a thoughtful way to approach the hot-button issues of the day.