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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.

Our Pastors Need Help

Our Pastors Need Help

I know the average local church pastor is overworked, understaffed, and underpaid. I know the spiritual burden of being a shepherd. I have walked that long road myself, so I have such appreciation for those who have chosen to live that life.
honey

How Much Honey Have You Been Eating?

It was true then and it’s true now. To be redeemed is to walk in the honey-filled streets of the love of God, the body of Christ, a calling in life, deep spiritual friendships, and so much more. Redemption guides us to the overflow of the unmerited blessings of God.
safe

What Pastors Should Look for in Safe People

As you consider the traits you’d look for in a safe person, consider these Scriptures and the guidelines they infer, because these people are often difficult to spot.
spiritual pandemic

Our Spiritual Pandemic of Narcissism

Now that we’ve been going through this mess for almost six months, certain areas have surfaced where – if this is all a big...
3 Things Your Congregants Should Know about a Christian Work Ethic

3 Things Your Congregants Should Know about a Christian Work Ethic

Having a Christian work ethic is important because Christians are called to do things differently than rest of the world. Here are 3 things I've been learning recently about doing work in a way that honors God.
negative

8 Reasons Negative People Don’t Recognize They’re Negative

You probably know people who are always negative. You see it, and others see it—but the negative person doesn’t seem to have a clue. Here are some reasons why that happens:
faithful preacher

6 Traits of a Biblically Faithful Preacher

God has called preachers to be faithful rather than successful, so how can we be sure we are staying true to the call?
boredom

2 Ways Boredom Destroys Ministry Leaders

Don’t let boredom ruin you. Look to Him and you won’t get bored. Seek new ways to fulfill the mission the Lord has given, but don’t seek a new mission. Seek ways to communicate the message in new ways, but don’t seek a new message.
succession planning

Succession Planning: Your Organization’s Health Depends Upon It

Just as succession planning has become standard for many businesses, it is necessary for churches to enable them to handle pastoral change with a sense of spiritual readiness and stability. A good pastor-to-church match significantly contributes to a congregation’s ability to do God’s work through ministry — work that is impactful and transforms lives.
Leaders

The Difference Between Great Leaders and Leaders Who Appear Great

We all have leaders we admire or respect from a distance. It could be a pastor, a business executive, a nonprofit leader, an author, etc. We’ve learned from their preaching, writing or speeches. We’ve seen the fruit of their ministry or business and admire their impact.
Pastor Character

Why We Must Emphasize a Pastor’s Character Over His Skill

What are the most important qualifications of a pastor? Of all the many qualifications laid out in the New Testament, there is just one related to skill and one related to experience. There is something else that is far more of a priority.
leadership

Jesus’ Definition of Leadership Is Backwards: Like other Jewish Martyrs

Jesus’ definition of leadership is not what the political revolutionaries of his day wanted. They wanted to subjugate their enemies.
seminary debt

Effective Ways to Pay Off Seminary Debt

Today many people struggle with seminary debt, but it can be especially difficult for those who have gone to seminary and are not in high paying positions as they serve in churches or faith-based organizations. The statistics can be daunting but also, in a way, reassuring, because they show that millions of people are in a similar situation.
anti-abuse

9 Anti-Abuse Practices Your Church Needs to Adopt

Half of your church members have likely experienced abuse: child abuse, sexual assault, intimate partner violence, spiritual abuse in a religious organization.
pandemic

A Pandemic Recalibration: God in the Center of Your Circle

As the world stumbles back to its commonplace rhythms of pre-pandemic life, we mustn’t forget how the loneliness of lockdown exposed both our need and longing for meaningful relationships and community. 
unchartered territory

5 Principles for Leading in Unchartered Waters

We’ve all been in uncharted waters for the past six months.Uncharted waters include: unfamiliar territory, little to no experience navigating those waters and can’t foresee what will happen.
Martha

Jesus and Performance Fatigue

Martha is emotionally and relationally impaired by performance fatigue. Working hard and working alone to serve the guests, her frustration and anxiety are palpable.
racism

God’s Word Speaks to Our Concerns About Racism. Are We Listening?

Christian friends, the Scriptures speak clearly to the Church in these days of heartache and confusion. Are we listening? Here are six specific ways that God’s Word transforms our response to racism.
stories

The Best Sermons Tell Stories

Even sermons on instructional passages can be made better by the art of storytelling.
misconceptions

5 Misconceptions About Pastors

Here are five misconceptions about pastors, some of which are dangerous and greatly impede the ministry of a local church. In other words, they are not insignificant misconceptions.
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Senior 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 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.