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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.

Guarding Your Heart in the Pulpit

Guarding Your Heart in the Pulpit

In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus warned his followers about guarding your heart. he said not to practice spiritual devotion with ulterior motives. This is critical in the pulpit.
5 Different Ways to Prepare a Sermon: Pastors Share Their Secrets

5 Different Ways to Prepare a Sermon: Pastors Share Their Secrets

It’s interesting how many different ways different pastors prepare a sermon. Five different pastors share what a week of sermon prep looks like for them.
, But It Is Not God

Church Leaders: Ministry Is From God, But It Is Not God

Your role and your ministry are a gift from God. Ministry is not “altogether” because it is not God; it is beneath God. Ministry is a great gift, but a cruel god. When we make ministry our god, it asks more and more from us without ever satisfying us.
pastor life

21 Things You Might Not Know About Your Pastor & Family

Here are 21 aspects of pastor life that might surprise you. These don't apply to every pastor, but many of them do!
4 Advantages of Advanced Planning for Sermons and Teaching Series

4 Advantages of Advanced Planning for Sermons and Teaching Series

Eric Geiger plans sermon series and the general direction of sermons within a teaching series several months in advance, and here are four advantages.
funeral

In Defense of the Funeral Over the Celebration of Life … Why It Matters

I notice a trend to call services a celebration of life instead of a funeral. But I believe we’ve lost something, and that we would serve ourselves and others well if we recover the time-honored practice of holding funeral services.
Ageism: The Real Struggle for Church Staff Close to Retirement

Ageism: The Real Struggle for Church Staff Close to Retirement

When considering ageism, the church may be one of the worst offenders among organizations in our culture. It’s strange given the “respect your elders” mentality in many congregations.
white nationalist terrorism

White Nationalist Terrorism and the Gospel

"White nationalist terrorism is a manifestation of an ancient evil that we as Christians, of all people, ought to recognize immediately."
Why I Hate the Proverbs 31 Woman

Why I Hate the Proverbs 31 Woman

Have we made the Proverbs 31 woman into a trophy wife of impossible standards? Now, as a wife and mother, I feel that the Proverbs 31 woman is wielded as a weapon against me more than ever.
A Sobering Reality for Pastors and Leaders

A Sobering Reality for Pastors and Leaders

There is a sobering reality every pastor and leader needs to understand. Knowing this one can protect your career—help keep you from burning out—and guard your heart.
8 Reasons Young Staff Members Stay at the Same Church

8 Reasons Young Staff Members Stay at the Same Church

Many young church staff members I know are continually looking for their next place of service. Sometimes that’s because their calling has changed. In more cases, though, it’s because they’re struggling with the church or its leadership.
Russell Moore Exclusive

Russell Moore Exclusive: How to Pastor After the Shootings

In a Russell Moore exclusive interview for ChurchLeaders, the president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission advises church leaders not to give in to the temptation of easily explaining away evil or where God was as a gunman killed innocent teenagers in Parkland, Florida.
boast

The Only Thing We Truly Have a Right to Boast About

Paul experienced some of those things, but he told the Galatians that he would never again boast about anything besides the gospel—a message that declared that Paul was such a miserable wreck that the Son of God had to endure a bloody death just to keep him out of hell.
prayers for the church

7 Life Changing Prayers for the Church

It’s an incredibly powerful movement when an entire congregation reads the same devotional and then prays the same prayers for the church, together in agreement, asking for God’s favor and a breakthrough for life change.
define reality

5 Statements That Help Leaders Define Reality

One book, You’re in Charge, Now What suggested a process to help new leaders define reality with his or her new staff. Whether you are new to a ministry or business leadership role or not, consider using this process with your staff to learn fresh insight about your work setting.
campus pastor

Campus Pastor: 6 Ways to Lead a Church When You Don’t Get to Preach

That’s an ever increasing question. With the rise of multisite churches, more campus pastors are added to leadership circles every day. But leading as a campus pastor presents unique challenges.
time savers

Time Savers: How to Shave 10 Hours Off Your Ministry Work Week

Michael Hyatt shows how virtually anyone, with a little thought and effort, can shave 10 hours off their work week.

10 Lesser-Known, Outstanding C.S. Lewis Quotes

On being heavenly-minded: "A continual looking forward to the eternal world is not a form of escapism or wishful thinking, but one of the things a Christian is meant to do." ... On evangelism: "The glory of God, and, as our only means to glorifying Him, the salvation of human souls, is the real business of life." ...
3 Thinking Errors Leaders Often Commit

3 Thinking Errors Leaders Often Commit

God gave us an amazing 3 pound dynamo called the brain. Great leaders recognize that great leaderships require great thinking. Unfortunately, we often commit serious thinking errors that muddies thinking and hinders leadership. Ask yourself if you commit these thinking errors.
What Is the Mark of the Beast? (Revelation 13)

What Is the Mark of the Beast? (Revelation 13)

Just as the seal on the foreheads of the 144,000 (7:3) is not literal, neither should this mark of the beast be understood literally. In any case, the two beasts conspire to exclude believers from the marketplace.
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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.