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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.

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Molecular Geneticist: Faith and Evolution Are at Odds, but Not Faith and Science

Christianity is reasonable, says Dr. Georgia Purdom, who has a PhD in molecular genetics and is a Christian. Purdom also warned Christians to consider the theological consequences of trying to reconcile evolution with the teachings of the Bible. 
Leaders Are Bleeders: Pastors Who Want To Quit

Leaders Are Bleeders: Pastors Who Want to Quit

It has been said often the leaders are readers.  This is true.  But unbeknownst to many people entering leadership, they soon learn leaders are also bleeders. And that leads to pastors who want to quit.
20 Bible Verses About Leadership: What Did Jesus Teach?

20 Bible Verses About Leadership: What Did Jesus Teach?

The Lord seems to have the same instructions in His word for all sinners (and that includes those in the LGBT community). May the following seven things begin to move us to thinking and action.
Letter to a Wounded Pastor

Letter to a Wounded Pastor

I know you’re not perfect. I’m sure you’ve made mistakes. I know you're a wounded pastor. But I want to remind you of a few things today. I hope it encourages you.
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10 Times When the Church Is Really Sweet

I know some Sundays (and in fact, some entire ministries) are really rough for some pastors. Church people can be difficult, if not downright unbelieving. They can drain you of your spiritual passion and leadership zeal. On the other hand, church is really sweet many times.
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5 Simple Questions for a Highly Productive Day

Have you ever come to the end of your workday, or even a workweek, and asked yourself, “What did I accomplish?” You certainly did not have a highly productive day. Discover what blocks productivity and what feeds it.
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59 Things NOT to Say to a Preacher

There are a lot of things you can say to a preacher, but here are 59 things NOT to say to a preacher.
Confessions of an Angry Pastor

Confessions of an Angry Man and Pastor

As pastors, it’s not enough for us to manage anger if we're an angry pastor. Recovery is possible. I’m living proof. Confessions of an Angry Man is my redemptive story.
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3 Ways Fasting and Prayer Opens Doors

Every follower of Christ who seeks God with fasting and prayer can experience sudden and surprising open doors of spiritual opportunity, even if those open doors were never apparent before.
Confessing Sin Is Always Awkward, Sometimes Costly, and Absolutely Worth It

Confessing Sin Is Always Awkward, Sometimes Costly, and Absolutely Worth It

Consistent Christian living consists of confessing sin consistently. So how do we get better at this distinctly Christian practice?
8 Reasons Pastors Get Fired

8 Reasons Pastors Get Fired

Over the past several years, I’ve paid more attention to reasons pastors—including some of my acquaintances and former students—have been fired.
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Videos, Documents Uncovered Showing Patterson’s Coverup of Abusive Pastor

Even after Darrell Gilyard confessed to some claims and resigned from Victory Baptist Church near Dallas in 1991, tapes show Patterson defended Gilyard and spoke about “sins” committed by his accusers, who were “not innocent either.”

New Podcasts

David Kinnaman: Living in a Digital Babylon (What You Need to...

Barna president David Kinnaman says, “We’re becoming more post-Christian by a lot of measures." This week on our podcast, David shares why, even though our culture is becoming increasingly secular, he is optimistic about the faith of the next generation.

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.