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.

Delegating is a Leadership Virtue

Delegation empowers other servants of Christ

How Not to Conduct Yourself in Meetings

Streamline your meetings with these tips

Good Systems Are Vital For Good Leaders

"Systems... dictate the extent of... effectiveness."

A Good Leader Is…

Certain qualities of a good leader are crucial

Increasing Numbers of Americans Going Hungry

More Americans Going Hungry These Days

Rights of Faith Groups Defended in High Court

Rights of Faith Groups Defended in High Court

Baptists in Haiti Charged with Kidnapping

PORT-AU-PRINCE (BP)--A Haitian prosecutor Thursday charged 10 members of a Baptist volunteer team with child kidnapping and criminal association for allegedly not following the...

10 Reasons Why Small Churches Stay Small: Part 2

Want your church to reach people, expand and grow? Avoid these pitfalls.

How Vision Sets the Budget

With anguish in his voice, Bill said, “It’s budget time again at our church.  I get so tired of working through these numbers.  The...

Hiring Great Staff

10 Steps to Finding the Right Person Executive Pastors face an enormous challenge—hiring great staff. An XP called me because he had a hiring dilemma....

Churches That Have Re-Branded

Churches re-brand to emphasize their vibrant and living spiritual DNA. Let’s look at two churches to discover some principles that can help your church...

What is Your Church's Image?

Branding & Re-Branding

Care & Correction or Shaming?

Newspapers screamed the headline, “Is Public Shaming by the Church Legal?”  The story ran coast to coast.  Yet, the giants of the national news...

Changing Hats

Every year at the XP-Seminar, I ask “how many of you came from the business world?”  In 2005, I asked the question and about...

From Business to the Body of Christ

From Corporate America to Full-Time Ministry: My First 6 Months As An Executive Pastor

Helping Your XP Succeed

“I felt my heart strangely warmed.” Those were the words Jonathan Wesley used to describe his conversion the night he attended a meeting on Aldersgate...

Broadcast Your Service Live

Webcast Church Services Live … For Less Than You Think

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$1.9 M Raised for Burned Louisiana Churches After Notre Dame Fire

No one ever wants to experience a church fire, whether in France or Louisiana, but some good has emerged from tragedy. When influencers on Twitter encouraged followers to donate to three churches in Louisiana that were recently targeted by an arsonist, the result was a dramatic spike in donations.

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Kara Powell: Teens Want Faith, Not Church

Kara Powell of the Fuller Youth Institute addresses parents' concerns over teens leaving the church. Powell says what may seem like a teen turning from faith may actually be a young person turning from forms of church that make sense to the parent, but not the child.