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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.

How Reading People Protects Us and Those We Love From Harm

In his new book, Talking to Strangers, Malcolm Gladwell explores why so many of our interactions with strangers go wrong and how we aren't good at reading people.
12 Truthful Marriage Vows You Won't Hear at a Wedding

12 Truthful Marriage Vows You Won’t Hear at a Wedding

While I’m not against writing vows Casanova would applaud, I am against vows that are more romantic and emotional than practical and honest. Here are 12 truthful marriage vows you won’t hear at a wedding.
7 Ways Senior Pastors Can Keep Teenagers Listening to Their Sermons

7 Ways Senior Pastors Can Engage Teenagers to Listen to Their Sermons

How do you get teenagers to listen to a sermon? Here are 7 tips to help you with what might seem like an impossible task.
Why Study Ezra?

Why Study Ezra?

Ezra is worth studying because it is a full-color illustration of Yahweh’s sovereignty. Nearly every chapter speaks of the meticulous application of that sovereignty for the purpose of rebuilding Israel.
3 Steps to Understanding a Tricky Passage

3 Steps to Understanding a Tricky Passage

When you encounter a complicated Bible passage, here are three steps to help understanding a tricky passage like this.
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When Pastors Get Lonely And Discouraged

When I was studying to go into ministry, one of the professors told us is always best, the professor said, to seek out friendships with people who are not part of our churches. This seemed like a recipe to be lonely and discouraged.
brandt jean

Forgiveness Is A Gift. Don’t Turn It Into A Weapon.

As a pastor, I would love to talk at length about the transcendent beauty of Brandt Jean's moment of forgiveness and the powerful inner strength on display. But in many cases, to do so would be to promote cheap grace.
What to Say When Someone Dies (And What Not to Say)

What to Say When Someone Dies (And What Not to Say)

"Many people struggle with what to say to the grief-stricken."
Time to Rewrite Our Leadership Playbook

2 Corinthians: Time to Rewrite Our Leadership Playbook

I’m blown away by Paul’s honesty in 2 Corinthians. People in Corinth expected leaders to look successful. They didn’t have a category for someone like Paul. Weakness wasn’t in their leadership vocabulary.
expository sermons

Two Kinds of Sermons That Seem Expositional But Really Aren’t

Our experience over decades as both a pastor and faithful church member, having either delivered or listened to thousands of sermons, has led us to the conclusion that much expository sermons does not in fact meet the definition.
The Leader, Exercise, and 4 Ways to Keep Going

The Leader and Exercise … and 4 Ways to Keep Going

If you're struggling with how to be a leader and exercise, try these four ways to keep going. Regular exercise increases learning, lowers the impacts of stress, combats sensitivity to anxiety, fights depression, and increases memory.
How I Became a Sunday Drug Abuser

How I Became a Sunday Drug Abuser

Three Xanax. Three Propranolol. Three Zoloft. This was the prescription-pill combination I took before my first sermon as a pastor in New York City. I was a Sunday drug abuser.
Pastor Adam Tyson

God’s Holiness Preached at Kanye’s Detroit ‘Service’

Pastor Adam Tyson joined Kanye's Sunday Service in Detroit to share a message about God's holiness. Tyson used Isaiah's account of God's holiness to describe how we need Jesus to reconcile us to a holy God.
3 Things You Didn't Know About Spurgeon's Wife

3 Things You Didn’t Know About Spurgeon’s Wife

Spurgeon's wife  would become his truest partner, deepest confidant and “the greatest of all earthly blessings.” Susannah described their life together as “two pilgrims treading this highway of life together, hand in hand—heart linked to heart.”
8 Healthy Leadership Characteristics I Learned from a Kid

8 Healthy Leadership Characteristics I Learned from a Kid

What better place to learn about healthy leadership than through a kid? Kids are forever teaching us and David does no less as this story unfolds in 1 Samuel 17.
God Says it...That Settles it?

God Says It…That Settles It?

"God says it...that settles it! Whether I believe it or not doesn't change the fact." Case closed, right? Maybe not.
How to Have the Anointing of God on Your Life

How to Have the Anointing of God on Your Life

The anointing of God isn’t just for those with a particular calling or office or role as a public communicator. The anointing is for you when you’re living and walking in close fellowship with God.
8 Reasons I Still Love Ministry

8 Reasons I Still Love Ministry

Yesterday, I posted about what to do when church work just hurts. Today, here are some the reasons I still love ministry, even when it’s tough.
healthy leaders

10 Things Healthy Leaders Do Daily

What makes people healthy leaders? It’s not what you can do in A day, but EVERY day that matters. Here are 10 things strong leaders do daily.
transgenderism

Jesus’ Answer to Transgenderism: You Must Be Born Again

Sam Allberry contends that one of the painful things Jesus says to all of us (not just those grappling with transgenderism) is that how we have been born is not quite right.
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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.

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