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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.

Discipline a Pastor

How to Discipline a Pastor

Paul’s process for dealing with elders accused of a sin lines up with what Jesus says must be done for any brother that is accused of a sin.
ryan green

‘Harrowing,’ Unwinnable Video Game Points People to the Hope of Easter

In a new series of YouTube videos, U.K. ministry Speak Life tells the story of Amy and Ryan Green, who created the video game "That Dragon, Cancer" to memorialize their son who died from a brain tumor at age five.
Easter Preparation

Evaluating Your Easter Preparation

In 1998, I proposed to my wife. In order to propose I wanted to get the blessing of her father for the marriage. This...
Hindering Church growth

Hindering Church Growth: 21 Ways to Keep a Church From Growing

I was once asked to help a church process how to get younger people to attend. After we discussed some change recommendations, a man...
Easter

5 Mistakes Pastors Make on Easter (and How to Avoid Them)

Easter is a busy time for churches. It is easy to make mistakes when you feel overwhelmed with all the extra work and preparation.
Approachable Pastor

Five Strategies for Being a More Approachable Pastor on Sunday Mornings

Your persona on Sunday morning is not the whole of who you are, but it’s often the main way in which church members form perceptions about you. Use the time strategically to become a more approachable pastor.
Virtuous Leader

How to Distinguish a Virtuous Leader

Great leaders conceal nothing and are readily willing to share their motives so that others can know the deepest level of their integrity.
name it and claim it

Trip Lee: ‘Naming and Claiming’ Healing Is Not True Faith

Speaking at The Gospel Coalition’s 2019 National Conference, Trip Lee challenged the audience that "name it and claim it" is not a biblical approach to faith and healing. Rather, we should bring our requests to God in humility, recognizing who it is we are approaching.
Leadership Advice: Develop Where You Are

Leadership Advice: Develop Where You Are

I’ve seen so many potentially great leaders waste opportunities because they were waiting for the perfect scenario before they began to develop as a leader.
spirit-filled transformation

Spirit-Filled Transformation: 5 Pieces of Evidence the Holy Spirit Has Control of Your Life

Here are five pieces of evidence that the Holy Spirit has control of your life.
Good Friday message

How to Preach the Message of Good Friday

We want to embrace the resurrection, but Jesus calls us to the Cross, too.
Buildings and Other Things That Leaders Shape … That Shape the Orgs They Lead

Buildings and Other Things Leaders Shape

There are moments in a ministry or organization that form the culture. Moments where there is clarity of belief or direction. Moments where memories are made. Moments where people are invited to internalize and commit to what is most important.
Preacher

Preacher, Strive for Clarity

Here are some ways to achieve clarity in your preaching.
choices

12 Choices That Got Staff Members or Pastors in Trouble

If you do ministry long enough, you can learn from others what NOT to do—particularly when those choices led to trouble. Here are some of the problematic choices I’ve seen pastors and church staff members make.
Preaching for a Decision

Preaching for a Decision This Easter

You can’t preach for a decision unless you’re willing to stand on the Word of God and humbly yet forcibly challenge people.
The Shortsightedness Of Shortcuts – And Why It Pays To Dig Deep

The Shortsightedness of Shortcuts—And Why It Pays to Dig Deep

With more than three decades in ministry now, I’m convinced there are no shortcuts in ministry that will help you in the long run.
Why We Envy Bivocational Pastors

Why We Envy Bi-Vocational Pastors

Here are some reasons many of us admire and perhaps envy (just a tad) the bi-vocational pastor….
Seven Trends In The Way Churches Are Responding To Inactive Members

Seven Trends in the Way Churches Are Responding to Inactive Members

I am using the phrase “inactive members” to refer to those church members who have not shown up for any church service or event in several months.
No More One Night Stands

No More One Night Stands

I must admit. I’ve never had a one night stand. But, I have offered them in a way over the years to the church.
Why Giving Stays Strong While Attendance Drops in Churches

Church Finances: Why Giving Stays Strong While Attendance Drops in Churches

Here is a strange trend that may affect your church finances: While more than half of all churches are in some form of attendance decline, a segment of these declining churches experiences either stability in giving or an increase in giving at the same time people are leaving.
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$1.9 M Raised for Burned Louisiana Churches After Notre Dame Fire

No one ever wants to experience a church fire, whether in France or Louisiana, but some good has emerged from tragedy. When influencers on Twitter encouraged followers to donate to three churches in Louisiana that were recently targeted by an arsonist, the result was a dramatic spike in donations.

New Podcasts

Kara Powell: Teens Want Faith, Not Church

Kara Powell of the Fuller Youth Institute addresses parents' concerns over teens leaving the church. Powell says what may seem like a teen turning from faith may actually be a young person turning from forms of church that make sense to the parent, but not the child.

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.