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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.

Rediscovering the Lost Art of Lament

Rediscovering the Lost Art of Lament

The great lesson of a little-read passage in the Old Testament prophet Micah teaches us that lament is a very good thing.
The (Hidden) Theology and History of O Come O Come Emmanuel

The (Hidden) Theology and History of O Come, O Come Emmanuel

If anyone had a side hustle or a gig, it was the Anglican priest and hymn writer John Mason Neale, who wrote "O Come, O Come Emmanuel."
Pastoral Covetousness

Pastoral Covetousness

Every week I see images of full churches and read about how God is moving in churches across the world. I see pictures of baptisms and crowds. And I need to fight covetousness.
5 Signs of Spiritual Abuse

5 Signs of Spiritual Abuse

Though this article is not exhaustive, it is a helpful checklist to help you quickly detect spiritual abuse so that you can make the wisest decision in response to it — flee or fight back.

John Crist’s New Video Pokes Fun at Consumer-Focused Churches

Comedian John Crist shows what it would be like to go to “Virtual Reality Church,” where Christians can tailor their Sunday morning experiences to their every whim.
introverted leaders 6 Thoughts for Introverted Pastors (and Leaders)

6 Thoughts for Introverted Pastors (and Leaders)

As an introvert, I could sit in my study all day and read, pray and work on my computer, and I would be pretty content.
Dealing with Depression in Ministry

Dealing With Depression in Ministry

The harsh reality of life in a dramatically broken world and what remaining sin does to the hearts of us all.
financial stewardship

4 Possible Reasons Some Pastors Struggle Financially

I want to offer four possibilities for not having wise financial stewardship. Three of them place responsibility on the church for not providing enough support and one places responsibility on the pastor.
Why Didn't Paul Share His 'Trip to Heaven' Story?

Why Didn’t Paul Share His ‘Trip to Heaven’ Story?

There is only one place in Scripture where Paul speaks of his visions and revelations and this trip to heaven. Why didn't he talk about it more?
25 Questions for a Prospective New Pastor to Ask a Church

25 Questions for a Prospective New Pastor to Ask a Church

I have been asked frequently for questions a prospective pastor can ask a church. There are lots of resources for churches who are interviewing their next pastor, but I personally believe the pastor needs to equally interview the church.
leadership stress 7 Encouragements for Leaders Who Worry

7 Encouragements for Leaders Who Worry

If you don't experience leadership stress, you may not be a conscientious leader. But at the same time, true leaders learn how to manage it.
comparing yourself to others

We Are on the Same Team

Comparing yourself to others is a zero sum endeavor. It isn’t fair to you, them or the Kingdom, and it's a great way to ensure God’s blessing is removed from your ministry.
Behind on Your Church's Budget: 7 Steps to Get Back on Track

Behind on Your Church’s Budget: 7 Steps to Get Back on Track

Some churches will meet and exceed their budgets this year. But there are far more churches (maybe yours?) who will “just get by” or who won’t reach their church budget this year.
3 Common Misconceptions of Calvinism

3 Common Misconceptions of Calvinism

What is Calvinism? Those who are reformed like to think of it as biblical Christianity.
How to Write a Sermon (Based on 38 Years of Preaching and 2000+ Sermons)

How to Write a Sermon (Based on 38 Years of Preaching and 2,000+ Sermons)

Here are a few things I have learned in the past 38 years on how to write a sermon.
is the bible reliable Do the Gospels Contradict Themselves?

Do the Gospels Contradict Themselves? Is the Bible Reliable?

A consequence of having four records of the same life is that there are many overlapping sections among accounts and many opportunities for narratives to differ from each other. This fact has some people asking "Is the Bible reliable?"
catholic mass

No, Jesus Is Not “re-sacrificed” at the Catholic Mass

Have you ever heard someone say that “Catholics believe they are re-sacrificing Jesus” in the Catholic Mass?
bible interpretation

Poor Bible Interpretation Lets Us “Believe” the Bible While Denying What It Actually Says

In order to delight and meditate on the law of the Lord, we must understand correctly what Scripture actually says. So how is our Bible interpretation?
thought patterns

5 Thought Patterns That Hurt Your Leadership

If you’re aware of what they are, you’re much less likely to fall into one of these traps of hurtful and unproductive thought patterns.
Natalie Grant

Watch Natalie Grant’s Powerful Testimony to Senate Committee

On November 28, 2018, Christian musician Natalie Grant testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on the topic of sex trafficking.
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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.