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. 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 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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Husbands Love Your Wives by Affirming Them Publicly

If you want to grow in being a good husband, try publicly praising and affirming your wife. As a pastor, this is a way of modeling to your congregation what it means to live out your admiration for her.
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4 Principles to Get and Give Better Feedback

If we want constructive criticism, we can’t just be open to it. We have to ask to get feedback. And we have to ask regularly and honestly.

Mother’s Day Scriptures for Sermon Ideas

"The best sermon ideas come from Scripture. So here are some Mother's Day sermon ideas for you."

Top 4 Questions About Pastors’ Kids

As a pastor to pastors, these four questions about parenting PKs are the ones Janet and I get the most at conferences and date nights.
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Get Rid of Your Bloated To-Do List and Get Your Life Back

Why did my to-do list get that bloated? Any time I thought of something that I should do, I’d add it to my list. This quickly escalated into a problem.
Enough Is Enough—Why the Church Has to Stop Enabling Abusive Men

Enough Is Enough—Why the Church Has to Stop Enabling Abusive Men

Christian leaders and friends, we have to see that some evil men are using their wives’ Christian guilt and our teaching about the sanctity of marriage as a weapon to keep harming them. We need to stop enabling abusive men.
10 Star Wars Quotes that (Might) Work in a Sermon

10 Star Wars Quotes That (Might) Work in a Sermon

We thought it’d be fun to post some quotes from the Star Wars movies that just maybe, possibly have come from biblical principles. Here is our list of top 10 Star Wars quotes that could potentially be over-spiritualized. Enjoy!
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The Hard Sayings of Our Lord

Jesus had some hard sayings. He made some statements that befuddled His hearers then and now provoke modern disciples to scratch their heads. Let's face it--some of what He said is just plain difficult to swallow.

Kingdom at War: Or, How to Balance Contending and Consenting

Individuals and churches are wired differently, have different life experiences, and different hopes and expectations.
How Emotion-Driven Churches Are Ruining Christians

How Emotion-Driven Churches Are Ruining Christians

"We are more interested in giving people a spiritual buzz than teaching them what true worship is."
God is Faithful to Comfort

God Is Faithful to Comfort

I can tell you from my own personal experience that through these times of indescribable hurt and mourning, that God is faithful to comfort His people. And He uses our experiences to give strength and encouragement to others during their time of grief—helping them find hope for the days ahead.
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Staying on Mission in the Age of Outrage

Welcome to the age of outrage, my friend. Who knew that technology would empower some of our worst attributes instead of our best? Staying on...
12 Great Leadership Questions Every Leader Should Be Asking

12 Great Leadership Questions Every Leader Should Be Asking

Here are 12 great leadership questions every leader should be asking...

3 Practical Challenges of Less Frequent Church Attendance

Several years ago, while I served at LifeWay Christian Resources, we noticed a big shift in the definition of “regular church attender.” The speed...
Mountaintop Experience

The Christian’s Mountaintop Experience

To hear the voice of God in His Word is to be led to the mountaintop of glory and grace.
5 Really Tough Decisions Pastors Make

5 Really Tough Decisions Pastors Make

The higher you rise in leadership, the fewer decisions you make, but the greater the weight each decision carries. Here are 5 tough decisions that pastors have to make.
Reality of Slavery

How to Help Your Congregation See the Reality of Slavery

Dedicate one Sunday this year to end slavery.
Resurrection of Jesus

12 Powerful Surprises About the Resurrection of Jesus

A dozen aspects of the resurrection of Jesus that instruct our minds, inspire our hearts and inform us all.
discouraged leader

Dear Discouraged Leader (5 Questions to Ask Before You Implode)

Dear Discouraged  Leader, Being a leader isn’t the easiest thing in the world. But it isn’t the hardest thing in the world either. You’re not alone....
Constantly Complaining

3 Things That May Be True if People Are Constantly Complaining to You

If people are always complaining to you, you may be sending signals that...

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Israel Folau Sacked for Expressing Beliefs on Homosexuality

The highest-paid rugby player in Australia has been fired after posting controversial statements about homosexuality on his social media accounts. Israel Folau claims he was simply quoting the Bible.

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Sam Allberry: You Don’t Have to Be Married to Minister

On the topic of singleness, Sam Allberry says most in the church would be happy to have Paul as their apostle, but not necessarily as their pastor. Join us as we talk to Sam about does and does not qualify someone for ministry.