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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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Is Livestreaming Right For Your Church? A Short Guide

With countless people on social media platforms (e.g., Facebook, Instagram, YouTube), and the cost-effectiveness of livestreaming, many churches have jumped into these waters face first. Here is a church livestreaming guide so you can figure out if livestreaming is right for you.
infant baptism

Toddler Baptism and the Loss of Half the Kids

Could infant baptism be why we create a spiritual crisis—or at best confusion—later on in life that leads kids away from their spiritual roots rather than cementing them?
young women

3 ‘Gospels’ That Are Pressuring Young Women

Church, young women are on the ledge. They are poised to jump in the face of the pressures that surround them. They desperately need the Truth—so let’s give it to them faithfully and relentlessly.
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A Conversation With a Scientologist

Have you ever wondered, "What do scientologists believe?" I never had a chance to talk to a real Scientologist until recently. And my heart broke with compassion for the person I spoke to.
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The Five Marks of a Spiritually Mature Leader

At Saddleback, we’ve always tried to make it easy for people to serve. You don’t need to be a committed Christian to pass out...
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10 Things That Ain’t Church (Thoughts on Irregular and Declining Church Attendance)

What is the definition of church? Well, it's not these 10 things. And it could be that these things—helpful as they may be in some respect—are contributing to declining church attendance.
church experience

The World Isn’t Looking for a Bigger Church, They Want a Better Church

What does a better church experience look like? It's easy to think that the answer is growing bigger. But the truth is, people want to attend and serve at a church where they can experience being loved by the God who made them.
let the children come to me

Be the Church That Embraces Children, Not Just Tolerates Them

Jesus said: "Let the children come to me." Here are some thoughts on how the church can embrace children like Jesus did instead of just tolerating their presence.
Jeroboam

The Hardest Rebuke to Hear

When King Jeroboam of the Northern Kingdom came up with a "life hack" for avoiding the trip to Jerusalem to worship God, Amos has to step in with a word of correction from God himself.
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How to Keep Going When It Feels Like Your World Is Crashing

Life: It has a way of stepping on itself. When we are busy doing good and godly things the evil intentions of our seen and unseen...
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Preacher: Become a Better Storyteller

The key to being a compelling preacher is learning how to be a good storyteller. Here are some tips to hone your story-telling skills.
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6 Options When It Seems Like No One Is Listening to Your Sermon

If you’ve ever preached or taught, you know what I’m talking about in this post. No matter how hard you prepared your sermon or...
ascension of Jesus

He Stayed for 40 Days

What happened between the resurrection and the ascension of Jesus? Did the apostles and Jesus continue on with ministry as usual, or was there another agenda?
Church and Culture

The Church Today in Cultural Captivity

There’s a controversial Instagram account that calls out megachurch pastors for wearing exorbitantly-priced designer sneakers. The account, @PreachersNSneakers, posts photos of celebrity preachers taken...
fear of God

Leadership Lessons From Slaves

Two Hebrew slaves that lived in Egypt during the time of the Exodus can teach leaders much about being led by the fear of God instead of the fear of man.
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Should a Church Show Individual Pastor and Staff Salaries in the Budget?

This question comes to the Church Answers’ team and me a few times a month. It often evokes some pretty strong emotions. Can a...
David Cassidy

Longing for a Father: A Story About David Cassidy

I recently watched a documentary on the life of David Cassidy titled David Cassidy: The Last Session, and let me tell you, it was...
Jared Wilson

Are We Making Disciples or Just Big Crowds?

Jared Wilson is concerned the evangelical church's drive for numeric growth has had an unintended casualty: discipleship and spiritual growth.
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Remembering Spurgeon: Not Just His Success but Also His Depression

"None of us is immune from the troubles of this world."
Mecklenburg Community Church

Why We’re Ending Our Multi-Site Approach

Mecklenburg Community Church is closing all of its satellite campuses and ending the multi-site approach to growth we have embraced for nearly a decade....
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Andy Stanley: ‘You can’t be right with God if you are...

In a 45-minute interview, megachurch pastor Andy Stanley clarifies his view on the purpose of the Old Testament (and Scripture generally). According to Stanley, if the church is more concerned with holding to a certain view of Scripture than helping people embrace Jesus, we have a problem.

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Luis Palau: Never Forget How Grand Your Calling Is

Ministry matters, no matter how caught up we get in the daily grind. Luis Palau shares a lot of wonderful advice with us about the importance of unity and value of the local church. But one of his greatest passions is reminding pastors of the grandeur of their calling.

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.