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.

Behaviors that Hold Leaders Back

“Winning isn’t the problem; it’s wanting to win all the time. What’s important is to win the big stuff; don’t bother to try to...

High-Achieving Leaders Are Made, Not Born

Achieving Leaders are Self-Made

Dealing With Feedback-Resistant Team Members

Everyone needs feedback, whether or not we acknowledge it. Every leader also needs to provide helpful feedback to their team members. The environment in...

Critics: A Painful Reality for Leaders

FACT: Leaders have critics as surely as dogs have fleas, and they are usually about as helpful! If having critics is inevitable, then learning...

Is Leadership Recession-Proof?

When asked, “What styles of leadership should be employed during this period of economic instability?” respected author and leadership trainer John Maxwell replied, "The...

Defining the Qualities that Make a Good Leader

A leader is someone who takes on the role of influencing others to accomplish certain goals or tasks and objectives within an organization, group...

Key Leadership Skills for the Smaller Ministry Leader

Key Skills for Leaders of Smaller Ministries

True Leadership is About Character

True leadership happens when people follow the leader as a matter of choice. In contrast, organizational management or supervisory control systems often foster an...

Gaining the Confidence to Lead Well

Whenever a group is facing a very challenging mission, most followers prefer to have a confident leader. Experience equips a leader to speak with...

Working Harder has Lost its Sense of Meaning

Popular speaker and author Mark Sanborn had this problem a few years ago. In his words, “I was close to premature flame-out. Thankfully, I...

Providing Effective Feedback to your Team Members

Providing effective feedback is one of a leader’s most important tasks; it’s also one of the most difficult. Jack Stahl, current CEO of Revlon...

Five Ways to Model Exemplary Leadership

How good are you at modeling exemplary leadership to your team? Barry Poser, professor of leadership at the Leavey School of Business at Santa...

Implementing and Leading a Virtual Workforce

For churches and ministries of all sizes and shapes, a virtual workforce has become an indispensable and efficient part of the way things get...

Getting to the Root of Team Member Problems

Any leader who has been leading any ministry, church, organization or business for any amount of time surely realizes how precious their team members...

Facing and Eliminating Worker Fears during Change

In today’s high-stress, ever-changing workplace, employees are becoming “change-weary.” Ministry and business leaders need to take this weariness into consideration when announcing and implementing...

How to Become a Good Presenter or Emcee

Leaders, particularly church and ministry leaders, are often called on to speak at and emcee various ministry, community and organizational events. We have all...

Know the Four Stages of Growing Your Team

Every church or ministry leader will benefit from understanding the key stages of team development (both paid and volunteer). The four Stages of team...

How You Can Help Your Successor Succeed

If you were able to select your replacement, what characteristics would that person need to possess? This is a question Focus on the Family’s...
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