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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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Preaching and Poverty

When we read about “the poor” in the Bible it often feels like we must be talking about someone else. But there are people in your pews who fit "the poor" description. You may even fit the description.
It's Not Just Church Members Who Are Hurt by the Church...

It’s Not Just Church Members Who Are Hurt by the Church

It’s not just church members who have been hurt by the church. Pastors often are hurt by imperfect members.
Has the Jezebel Spirit Infiltrated Your Church?

Has the Jezebel Spirit Infiltrated Your Church?

There are many warnings these days about the Jezebel spirit. Is there such a thing? And what does Scripture have to say about it?
5 Reasons Church is Much More Complex To Lead

5 Reasons Church Is Much More Complex to Lead

Leading a local church is more complex than ever. It’s still the most rewarding and greatest purpose I can imagine, but the challenges are not for the faint of heart.
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Friendly, Caring and Carrying Churches

As I see it, some churches work to be more friendly—and that’s good. Some move beyond being friendly and move to caring—and that’s better.
50 Good Mental Health Habits

50 Good Mental Health Habits

Good mental health does not happen by accident. Mentally healthy people make small, daily choices that contribute to their mental health.
Pastor, Leave Sports Out of the Pulpit. Here’s Why

Pastor, Leave Sports Out of the Pulpit. Here’s Why

There's really only one scenario where you should ever mention a specific sports team from the pulpit, and it's very unlikely this will ever happen at your church.
One Part of Your Bible Which Isn't Inspired

One Part of Your Bible Which Isn’t Inspired

I’m one of those Bible-believing Baptists who holds to the inerrancy of Scripture. But when I say I believe the Bible is without error I mean that inerrancy applies to the original autographs.
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NFL, MLB Players Answer: Why Is Baptism Important?

These Christian NFL players and MLB players aren't afraid to share their faith. They explain the significance of baptism in this short video.
7 Suggestions for Pastors and Spouses to Find True Friends

7 Suggestions for Pastors and Spouses to Find True Friends

I've personally been burned several times by trusting the wrong people with information. It’s wonderful to think a pastor can be totally transparent with everyone, but honestly, especially in some churches, complete transparency will cause you to lose your ministry.
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Video: The Amazing Story Behind the Song “O Holy Night”

Watch the video to learn more about the history of this song. And then check out the entire lyrics to this powerful song by Placide Cappeau.
3 Critical Steps to Model God-Fearing Leadership

3 Critical Steps to Model God-Fearing Leadership

To build a culture of God-fearing leadership in your church and support the call to expand the presence of the Gospel throughout the world, look to the Word of God.
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The Weight & Joy of Being a Pastor: People Under You Are Counting on...

The reality is if you had your church list five key elements of a pastor job description, you are only gifted at one or two of them.
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How Not to Be a Spiritual Drifter – Plug into the Local Church

Some Christians glory in their identity as a member of the Universal Church, while refusing to plug into any particular local church.
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This Is Why the Lord’s Day Matters

The Lord's Day matters because it's part of the law of God. But it also matters for other reasons, besides observing the law.

7 Things They Didn’t Teach You in Seminary About Funerals

Even if your church is primarily filled with young people, from time to time you will be called upon by families to perform a funeral.

Not Many of You Should Become Writers, Readers, Publishers or Editors

My encouragement to you today is to be a discerning reader. That’s going to play out differently for each of you, so I can’t say how exactly, but I want to encourage you to expect more from writers.
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5 Signs the Enemy (Not God) Is Winning in Your Life and Leadership

It doesn’t have ultimate power, but it also isn’t powerless. Evil is active. And to some extent, you need to be aware of the influence of evil in ministry, your thought life, and your family right now.
Discipling Your Staff: Are You the Problem?

Discipling Your Staff: Are You the Problem?

The way we lead is replicated by those we lead. The challenges and struggles we have with those we lead are often reflections of our leadership.

5 Myths About Preaching

Satan likes to sell us false dichotomies. Even when ministers learn how to preach, they sometimes get caught up in these five erroneous ways of thinking about preaching.
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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.