Articles for Pastors

Articles for 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 articles for pastors that 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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7 Ways to Hurt Your Pastor

Pastors love their churches and the members. They are really committed to their callings. But they are real people who can really be hurt.
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9 Secrets Your Pastor’s Wife Won’t Say Out Loud

What if we just asked our pastor’s wife to candidly, honestly, even anonymously share some of their secrets?

The Skills Every Church Staff Member Needs

Teams come in all sizes and styles. Some teams wear uniforms, practice daily, and compete in tournaments and championships. Some work together on a...
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12 Signs You Are a Modern-Day Pharisee

Pharisees still exist today. What is a Pharisee? Here are 12 characteristics of one. My prayer is that you will read this and do an inspection on your heart.
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How an Experienced Preacher Can Improve Speaking

Even an experienced preacher can use help to improve speaking. Here are some expert tips to do just that. Then I said, ‘Ah, Lord God!...
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Ministry Is a Cruel God

If ministry work has taken the place of other things that should be a higher priority in your life, it may be time to ask yourself if it has become your god.
Priscilla

Pastor, Do You Have a Priscilla in Your Church?

The example of men partnering with women in the Bible is a beautiful thing. Paul wrote repeatedly about the women who helped him in his ministry, and Jesus was also helped by faithful women.
The Critical Role of Name-Calling in Our Witness: You Are ‘Beloved’

The Critical Role of Name-Calling in Our Witness: You Are ‘Beloved’

Recent ethnographic studies have scripted an entirely different narrative at work in the hearts and souls of young adults in this generation compared to those in the past.

Growing from “Ought To” to “Can Do” Living

You ought to go to church. You ought to read your Bible, eat right, quit smoking, pay your tithes, and be a better mom… dad… husband… wife…...
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3 Ways Leaders Break Unhealthy Dependencies

Good leaders invest in their followers. But sometimes we unintentionally hold them back by creating an unhealthy follower-leader dependency.

Just How Bad Is The Summer Slump? Six Discoveries

“I hate summer attendance!” That sentence came from a pastor whose church is consistently down in attendance in the summer. Indeed, his sentiments were echoed...
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Anointed and Annoyed: 7 Most Frustrating Things Pastors Deal With

Because leadership deals with people, there will always be frustrations.
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How To Develop The Indispensable Quality of Leadership

Being a good leader requires making a lot of decisions, based on God’s wisdom, and then acting upon that decision. If you want to know how to be a good leader and make good decisions, you need to know how to develop character.
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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...
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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...
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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?
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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?
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