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.

The Art of Giving Bad News

Four thoughts on sharing bad news with grace and integrity.

The Great Distraction to the Great Commission

Thom Rainer: "I am convinced that we have a major crisis in our churches."

A Majority Supports Prayer in Public Schools

Sixty-five percent of Americans support prayer in public schools.

6 Ways to Get the Best Out of Your Team

Draw the best work out of your people by leading yourself and building relationships.

Egypt's Hosni Mubarak Steps Down

Hosni Mubarak finally resigned the presidency of Egypt after 18 days of protests in Cairo.

Study: The Religious Make Healthier Choices

A new Gallup poll shows the very religious are more likely to practice healthy behaviors than those who are non-religious.

Do You Dedicate Children of Unwed Parents?

A Memphis pastor has refused to baptize the child of unwed parents and hopes the decision sends a clear message.

Church Trends with John Ortberg

"People are hungry to understand the connection between discipleship and doing justice."

Americans Think Half of Us Will Go to Heaven

New results from a study at Baylor Institute show what Americans really believe about who's going to heaven.

Darrin Patrick: A Reply to Dr. John MacArthur

A Christ-centered response to criticism.

Linda Bergquist on the New Suburban Poor

Did you know that the Bible specifically references suburbs?

Mark Batterson: Holy Embarrassment

"Too often, we allow the fear of embarrassment to get between God and us."

Did You Know These Were Christian Retailers?

A CNN Belief Blog listed several companies with deeply Christian roots.

Top 5 Ways to Burn Out Your Staff

These mistakes come with guaranteed results. It's only a matter of time.

Are Single Pastors Taboo?

Mark Almlie wonders why some churches insist on having a married pastor.

7 Valuable Documents for Leaders

Michael Lukaszewski suggests these top docs for your ministry.

Defending Mideast Christians: Who Will Do It?

An editorial in the USA Today calls for the U.S. government to intervene in the protection of minority Christians in Muslim countries.

Get More People to Back Your Vision

When you’re presenting and casting your vision, always put your best foot forward.

Is It OK to Fire Volunteers?

Anthony Coppedge offers insights for better volunteer management.

Searching for a Soulful Christianity

Lynne Hybels: "I believe the greatest challenge of our lives is learning to let God love us."
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