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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.

Some Counsel for Christians Leaving Toxic Church Environments

Some Counsel for Christians Leaving Toxic Church Environments

I wish I could say I’ve not seen this before. But our congregation is rife with these stories of people who dealt with a toxic church.
preaching

Six Lessons From Luther’s Preaching

Many think of Martin Luther primarily as a reformer. However, he thought of himself first and foremost, as a preacher. John Ker wrote, “Preaching was the center and spring of his power; by preaching he moved Germany and then Europe, till he shook the Papal throne.
proverbs 6

7 Things the Lord Hates

The literary device used by Solomon in Proverbs 6 helps us understand something vital about the church.  On the surface, the list of seven things that the Lord hates seems to be a collection of sins including pride, dishonesty, violence, scheming, plotting, slander, and divisiveness.
Critical spirit

5 Differences Between a Critical Mind and a Critical Spirit

There is a massive difference between a critical mind and a critical spirit. The former builds up; the latter tears down.
jesus

How Jesus Became Guilty by Association

Though some Christians over the centuries have fallen into an “us-only” way of living, no one can argue that Jesus prioritized the outsider. I suppose you could say that he was always looking to expand his “us.”
best interest

5 Guidelines To Help You Deliver The Answer No One Wants To Hear

It’s never fun to tell someone no, even when you know it’s in their best interest. If you are like the vast majority of leaders in ministry, you love people. You want to help and empower others, but more often than we prefer, leadership requires unpopular answers.
pastors' wives

The Secret Ministry of Pastors’ Wives

Within a local church, the lead pastor’s ministry is the most visible to the public. Antithetically, the pastor’s wife’s ministry is the least seen. She may be visible, but her ministry often is not.
effective leader

The Three Intangibles of Effective Leadership

Of books and blogs on leadership, there is no end. Usually detailed within them are concrete, specific tasks or skills needed to be an effective leader.
Toys R' Us

What the Church Can Learn From Toys R Us’ Relaunch

As you may or may not know, Toys R' Us closed down all of their stores in the U.S.  I wrote an article about...
young leaders

7 Signs of Unchecked Arrogance in Young Leaders

If you're one of these young leaders, be aware of these problematic signs of unchecked arrogance. Make sure you check your heart!
God

12 Lies American Evangelicals Believe

"While most Americans identify as Christians, they seem confused about the details of their faith."
Silence

Why the Spiritual Discipline of Silence is Important

Silence is something that can be practiced outside of Sunday morning. You can, and I believe as Christians we should, take time to sit and listen to God.
preach

6 Key Questions to Ask of Your Sermon Before You Preach it

Before you preach your next sermon, take the time to answer these six questions.
Ruth Graham

Ruth Graham Opens Up About Feeling Abandoned as a Child

Ruth Graham, daughter of Billy Graham, says pastors are “abandoning their relationship with their children, their responsibilities, really” when they put ministry above family.
christian psychologist

Tips on Being an Emotionally Intelligent Pastor (From a Christian Psychologist)

As a Christian psychologist, my goal is to show you some startling research and help you understand a few very powerful leadership skills.
Nick Foles injury

Nick Foles Injury: ‘It’s Not About Me!’ NFL Player Says

Nick Foles' injury has cost the Jaguars several weeks of playing without their star quarterback. But according to Nick, it's just another trial in a life dedicated to serving Jesus.
Statement of faith

An Example of a Statement of Faith

A statement of faith reveals the doctrine of the church. Expecting all people to agree with everything is more cult-like than Christ-like. However, we must have parameters of belief. Otherwise, the church will break under the stress of disunity.
toxic

Finding Freedom from a Toxic Attack at Work

We all have limited energy and our family deserves the best “us” we can offer in the midst of work and life in general. Part of that means protecting ourselves from toxic people.
church members

6 Members Who Build Up the Church

Healthy local churches make a powerful and attractive testimony to a watching world. This means that all of the church members have to be devoted to building others up.
4 Ways That Exaggeration Can Damage Your Leadership

4 Ways That Exaggeration Can Damage Your Leadership

As a leader you must certainly project optimism. But when you cross the line into hyperbole, your leadership is facing significant risks.
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Pastor, Tested by Son’s NFL Injury, Calls Recovery Miraculous

Two years ago Ryan Shazier sustained an injury to his spine while playing football in the NFL. His father, Pastor Vernon Shazier, speaks about how his son's injury tested his faith like nothing else had.

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Brady Boyd on the Need for Us to Turn Outrage into...

The modern church, says Brady Boyd, "has chosen some cheap substitutes to the original Great Commission." But there is a way we can correct our mission drift...and the key is the two greatest commandments.

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.