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Today’s church pastors face daunting cultural and leadership challenges. More than ever, church leaders need leadership resources and pastoral resources 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 ideas, encouragement, inspiration, teaching tips, and support they are looking for here at churchleaders.com. Join millions of pastors 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.

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Bodies Matter, She Says

Bodies matter. I often wonder if Christians would truly concur with this statement. I know we believe spiritual lives matter but what about embodied lives, flesh-and-blood lives?
covid-19 spike

Five Lessons I Learned from a Covid-19 Spike at Our Church

For the first three months of the Covid-19 outbreak, our church family of about 1,500 only experienced a handful of coronavirus cases. As far as we know, none of those cases were spread at one of our events. Two weeks ago, that all changed with a Covid-19 spike.
angry pastor

13 Signs You’re an Angry Pastor

The only difference between anger and danger is the letter “D.” This is especially true for an angry pastor. Over the past three decades, I have encountered several pastors with anger issues. The stories never ended well.
pastoral ambitions

Right and Wrong Pastoral Ambitions

Pride, selfishness, bitterness, and a host of sins, like parasites, sicken once healthy ambitions toward destructiveness. In guarding our hearts, we must also guard our pastoral ambitions.
confront sin

3 Urgent Times to Confront Sin in Your Church

Not surprisingly, fewer and fewer church leaders are willing to go to confront sin with people who are living in open sin and confront them. Why? Do we lack the courage? Are we ignoring the biblical mandate as leaders to protect the innocent from the harmful?
be gentle

4 Reasons Pastors Ought to Be Gentle

Gentleness, then, may be considered a powerful apologetic. Not that we wish to be gentle in order to get attention, but as we follow Scripture’s call to gentleness, we can be calmed by the knowledge that this will surprise others.
about preaching

5 Lies Preachers Believe About Preaching

A pastor’s normal excessive scrutiny about his preaching is bad enough, but it is made worse when these five lies about preaching are believed.
accomplish more

How to Accomplish More With Short Periods of Time for Productivity

As we all know, there end up being loose ends – five minutes here, 10 minutes there, 20 minutes over there that are left over. The question is – what can we do with those short periods of time? Waste them or make them accomplish more?
digital discipleship

Churches Will Gather Again, But Digital Discipleship Is Here to Stay

If we can move from merely hosting digital versions of live church services into a new era of digital discipleship, faith leaders can successfully grow their congregations and foster lasting spiritual change.
patriotic church service

Why Younger Evangelicals May Feel Uneasy in a Patriotic Church Service

Some younger evangelicals see a patriotic church service as a compromise with worldly power. Their approach is to take the flag out of the sanctuary, never sing a patriotic song, and never mention a patriotic holiday.
esau mccaulley

Esau McCaulley: This Is Why Fighting Systemic Racism Is Biblical

Rev. Canon Esau McCaulley believes the Bible shows us that sin is both personal and corporate in nature and that fighting systemic racial sin is not a political agenda, but the church's duty.
praying church

The Subtle Danger of a Good Distraction From a Praying Church

The devil does not have to destroy church leaders, he only has to distract them from leading a praying church.
3 Thoughts on the Differences Between 'Being Biblical' and 'Being Political'

3 Thoughts on the Differences Between ‘Being Biblical’ and ‘Being Political’

When speaking about a social issue, the pastor can be affirmed for being “biblical” by people who are politically passionate about that viewpoint and then be accused of being “political” by those same people when sharing something that is contrary to their political viewpoint.
first impression

How Pastors Can Make a Good First Impression

How you manage first impressions is critical to the health of the church. And leading the church includes being acutely aware of the first impression.
content

The Church Is More Than a Content Producer

If you really want your church to have a “full recovery,” at some point you will have to remove the crutches. While producing helpful online content for church members is valuable, it can also be a hindrance to real relationships that churches need.
10 Great Ways to Give People Hope

10 Great Ways to Give People Hope

Having encouraged hundreds of people over the years, I have discovered 10 great ways to give people hope. You need all 10 emotions in your “bag of hope” if you’re going to be effective.
Finding Someone to Walk With You as a Pastor

Finding Someone to Walk With You as a Pastor

If you are a pastor, you need some kind of accountability. Someone to walk with you as a pastor. You know it. You also need friends, people who care for you, shepherd you and walk with you and your wife.
regathering

Five Early Findings From Churches That Are Regathering

While we are not yet seeing even half of the churches regathering, more are added each week. It thus behooves us to get these early reports. Those that are open will be making adjustments. Those that are not yet opened can plan accordingly.

Microsoft Teams: Safe, Secure, and Strong

You have access to an incredibly powerful tool called Microsoft Teams. Odds are you’ve had access for a while and just didn’t know it.
come back to church

10 Reasons to Come Back to Church After COVID-19

We need to reflect on the importance of our gatherings so that our desire to meet grows instead of atrophying. So unless you’re someone who needs to stay home for health reasons, here are ten reasons to come back to church.
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Senior Pastors

Today’s church pastors face daunting cultural and leadership challenges. More than ever, church leaders need leadership resources and pastoral resources 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 ideas, encouragement, inspiration, teaching tips, and support they are looking for here at ChurchLeaders.com. Join millions of pastors 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.