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Church leaders from every denomination find ideas, encouragement, inspiration, teaching tips, and support 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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6 Things Ministers Teach That Are More False Than True

These tidbits ministers teach may have a sliver of truth in them, but a sliver of truth in a full slice of falsehood is really teaching something that is not reliable.
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When God Burns Your Bridges

The fact is, most of the baloney in our lives is what we put there ourselves. Change must come from within.
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14 Principles Of Effective Church Administration

Dr. Dwight Riddick's remark was “Operate the church like a business? Yes, but elevate that. Operate the church like the Bible says.  Good businesses get their ideas from the Bible. If the church does good Bible, it will do good business.” That's effective church administration.
Is My Church a Cult

Is My Church a Cult ?

At one point the pressing concerns of a close friend of mine caused me to pause and consider: is my church a cult?

16 Ways to Provoke Your Children to Anger

Here are some ways that we parents can provoke our children to anger. I’ve done many of these, and for this reason I’m grateful for the blood of Jesus and the power of the Spirit to change.
vocational christian ministry

The Punches Pastors Never See Coming in Vocational Christian Ministry

Vocational Christian ministry is tough. Every statistic tells us that most pastors don't make it over the long haul. Here are some pitfalls we need to watch out for.
Father's Day sermon

Tony Evans Father’s Day Sermon: Men Need to Make a Choice

Dr. Tony Evans delivered a challenging Father’s Day sermon this year. The pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship asked men to evaluate who they were going serve this year.
disapproval

Coping With Disapproval – A Pastor’s Guide

A disapproving facial expression stirs up the flight-fight part of our brain and heightens anxiety, even more than an angry facial expression does. I’ve experienced those disapproving looks and have learnedabout coping with disapproval.
8 Signs Your Church Is Actually Reaching Unchurched People

8 Signs Your Church Is Actually Reaching Unchurched People

Find out the eight signs your church is reaching unchurched people. #unchurched #outreach #Churchoutreach #evangelism #churchgrowth
Bill Hybels

Willow Creek’s Core Meeting: A Response

I watched Willow Creek move on without seeking true, redemptive healing. The story about Bill Hybels quieted, but emotions lurked and simmered at the surface always.
church finance

5 Mistakes Pastors Make with Church Finances

Should pastors be involved in church finances? Working with different churches over the years, I’ve seen lots of approaches and believe there are the five primary church finance mistakes pastors make.
preach to a camera

7 Tips for Preaching on Camera

In person, you feel their energy. You read body language to know if they are engaged. You know if you are going too long or if you are connecting or not. But in a post-Covid world we will still need tips for preaching on camera.
13 Characteristics of Great Sermons

13 Characteristics of Great Sermons — Inspired by Charles Spurgeon

Nothing changes a human heart like the preaching of the Word of God. Also, nothing grows a church faster than better preaching. Here are 13 characteristics of great sermons, inspired by Charles Haddon Spurgeon's Lectures to My Students. 
evangelical division

Evangelical Division: Why Have We Christians Suddenly Become So Divided?

The evangelical movement today is dividing into separate communities that hold some common tenets but differ dramatically in other ways. Will this splitting of the evangelical soul end — or will evangelical division only continue to grow?
Shepherd God’s Flock: Protecting God’s People

Pastors, How Do We Protect the Flock ?

One wolf in a sheep pen can ravage the whole flock. The same is true in the church. One false teacher in the congregation can cause untold damage. An essential component of pastoral leadership is the call to protect the flock.
women preach

Should Women Preach Or Lead In The Church? Maybe…

Should women preach? After a lifetime of study, experience, thinking and prayer, I have finally decided I am both complementarian and egalitarian.
Bethel

Bethel Church Responds to Pastor’s Request for Clarification on Beliefs

About a year ago, I sent Bethel an email asking them to clarify a lot of the things that are being said about them. They finally began that process.
changes in the church

Run 4 Experiments This Summer to Help Find Changes in the Church This Fall

Summer Church Experiments - Rather than looking for the “perfect” strategy for your church, it’s better to consider your practices as a series of experiments with changes in the church and then watch the results.
defining reality

3 Ways to Define Reality and Give Hope as You Lead

Defining reality for those we lead us has not been a one-time action during the pandemic. The grief and losses people are experiencing in this season is not something we can deal with once and then casually move past.
pastoral-skills

3 Places Your Pastoral Skills Must Be at Least Average

You must be at least average in these important pastoral skills or those weaknesses will overshadow your strengths.
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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 ideas, encouragement, inspiration, teaching tips, and support 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.