Pastors

Pastors

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.

healthy church

Is Your Church Healthy?

Do you have a healthy church? Take this checkup to find out. I will never forget this crazy situation I experienced in middle school. I...
church guests need

5 Needs Guests Are Attempting to Meet When They Come to Your Church

What do church guests need when the come to your church? When you think about it from a broader, cultural context, it’s sort of an...
pay raise

5 Ways to Give Your Team a Pay Raise Without Paying Them More

How do you retain your best team members when you can’t pay them more? Is it possible to give them a pay raise that...
people pleaser

How to Lead When You’re a People Pleaser

What do you do when you realize you have to lead, you will not make everyone happy, you won’t get all YES votes, and yet you so desperately crave everyone to applaud your decisions? In other words, how do you lead as a people pleaser?
spiritual abuse

10 Ways to Spot Spiritual Abuse

This is not an exhaustive list, but it typifies what happens. Often, you don’t realize you’re in a situation until your health is damaged, your soul is torn or your outside relationships suffer. What can we do as responsible Christ followers to expose spiritual abuse when we see it?
project management for churches

Project Management for Churches: A Short Guide

Project management for churches is an essential skill for church leaders. Not convinced this is the case? Take this short quiz to find out: Do you...
staff member

Too Toxic to Keep, Too Popular to Fire: What to Do About That Difficult...

There are certain staff members that are just toxic to the rest of the staff, yet beloved by members of your congregation. How do you let these people go?
support your spouse

Should You Support Your Spouse When You Disagree with Them?

God calls married couples to live in unity, but unity does NOT always mean uniformity. A husband and wife should be unified in their...
small church

Small Church Pastors Have A Different Skill Set, Not A Lesser One

Why is it we often assume small church pastors can't teach us much because they haven't won the "church growth" game?
purpose of marriage

God’s 5 Purposes for Your Marriage

When husband and wife are mutually committed to being God’s people for each other, marriage soars.
spirit of god

The Prayers of the Spirit

The Spirit of God not only helps us in our weakness, but he intercedes for us in prayer. In other words, the Spirit of God prays for God’s children.
divorced women

The Ongoing Sin of Divorce

While divorced women are not helpless, weak, or unable to fend for themselves, at the same time there are divorced women I know who are living in less comfortable circumstances than their ex-husbands.

The Kind of Leader God Uses

The Kind of Leader God Uses God uses people of faith. The Bible says, “Without faith, it is impossible to please God” (Hebrews 11:6 NIV)....
tenure

The Blessings of Tenure

In my previous post, I reflected on the ingredients of tenure, those things that have helped me maintain a fruitful ministry in one place...
hell in the Bible

Serious and Sensitive Preaching About Hell

How does a preacher adequately communicate what is said about hell in the Bible? Ligon Duncan shares insight on how to preach with authority on the subject of hell.
mediocrity

12 Signs of Mediocrity in a Church

"As a church consultant, I’ve learned that these signs are often an indicator that the church overall does not strive for excellence."
my healthy church

The Healthy Church Profile in 2029: 10 Major Changes in 10 Years

What does the future of the church look like? While I can’t know anything with precision, I do see some outliers and trends pointing us toward what healthy churches will look like in the next 10 years.
Book of Jonah

When We Run from God: 7 Insights from One Who Did

Ever try running from God? Jonah 1 shows us seven interesting life lessons about what happens when we take this course of action.
drifting from church

5 Reasons People Are Drifting from Church

Drifting from church is pretty different from simply missing one Sunday. If you’re not worshipping at your church much these days, I hope this post encourages you to return. There is something special about worship with the body of Christ.
deity of Christ

Worship the Man

The Holy Spirit gives us an ample amount of proofs of the deity of Christ in Scripture.
868,309FansLike

Latest News

Lawsuit Sheds Light on Paige Patterson’s Firing Last Year

When Paige Patterson was fired from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (SWBTS) last year, many questions arose. Now we are getting more details about Patterson's questionable actions through a lawsuit.

New Podcasts

Irving Hexham: This Is Why Christians Need to Know About Other...

Understanding world religions is important for every believer, especially since Christianity is declining in the Western world. This week, Dr. Irving Hexham challenges some of our assumptions about sharing our faith and explains why Christians can be hopeful, even in a post-Christian culture.

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.