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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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Distinguishing Between Overwhelmed and Overworked and Why It Matters

If overworked, one should look to simplify aspects of his or her role. If overworked, one should look to adjust work rhythms. If overworked, one should look at the most fruitful parts of their role/job and make a case to spend less time on other aspects.
Lent

What Is Lent and How Should I Observe It?

I walked through my first Lent in 2004. I had been raised and later ministered in a church that didn’t observe Lent. While Lent was all new to me, it is not new at all for most Christians in history or in the world today.

Why Does God Command Violence in the Old Testament?

Is God's personality inconsistent between the Old and New Testaments? N.T. Wright and Jefferson Bethke discuss it.
pastors gave

7 Things Pastors Gave Their Churches During 2020 and COVID

The title of my message was 7 Things Pastors Gave Us During 2020 and COVID.  The content was especially tailored to those in attendance but applies to all pastors.
evangelical christians

9 Lies the Media Spreads about Christians

While there are certainly exceptions, I’ve identified nine common lies perpetuated about evangelical Christians by people in the media. 
Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday Will Help You Prepare for Easter

Ash Wednesday is about preparation and the beginning of preparation at that. All of the Lenten season is focused upon preparation for Easter. No matter how we mark the day, whether with ashes on our forehead or with reflection on the meaning of Easter, Jesus invites us to journey on to Easter Sunday with Him.  
quiet leader

How to Be an Effective Quiet Leader

There are a lot of quiet leaders and ministers. Ministers who like to process, listen and protect before they speak. And that’s ok. But, just because you are quiet does not mean you have to get walked on.

The Most Dangerous Sentence You’ll Hear in Ministry

“I wish my husband was more like you.” -- This is the most dangerous sentence I have heard (in one form or another) multiple times throughout my ministry.
types of churches

Two Main Types of Churches

There are two main types of churches that say they very much want to reach the unchurched. The first believes it is vital to proclaim the truth of the Christian message to a darkened world.
resurrection Sunday

Let’s Make Every Sunday Resurrection Sunday

Easter is coming! Believe it or not, Resurrection Sunday is only about two months away. #Easter
perspective on life

Brothers: Our Perspective on Life Shapes Us As Men

I think we men have a hard time embracing our identity in Christ. It has taken me years to understand that my perspective on life and even my view of myself affects me.
preacher

6 Main Traits of Preacher Eater Churches

A preacher eater church has a series of short-term pastors, and those departing pastors have few positive words to say about them. As my pastor friend noted, “That church will eat you alive.”
the baptist church

Why I’m Still Baptist, Still Evangelical

You might wonder, given all the Baptist church has witnessed regarding sexual abuse scandals and cover-ups, political fear-mongering and backbiting, why I'm still Baptist.
prepared

Is Your Church Spiritually Prepared?

Are you prepared with your time, energy, money, and gifts to follow Jesus, share Jesus, and worship Jesus as part of His church? Are you prepared to live in the culture and world you see taking shape in front of you today?
business and church

Why It’s Good to Run Church Like a Business

We often think that business and church are opposites. It’s about money (business), or it’s about people (church).
manipulation in the church

5 Ways Pastors Can Get Manipulated

I hate to admit this, but pastors are prone to manipulation in the church, whether by being the cause or the subject of it. Neither scenario is acceptable or biblical, and both are avoidable.
leadership

4 Insights I Learned About Leadership From a Bunch of Creatives

It takes great self-leadership to say yes to the solitude writing requires. Good leaders can’t lead churches or businesses or ministries without leading themselves. A productive creative understands self-leadership.
endurance

Endurance: How to Make the Long Run of Leadership

Endurance is a quality consistently found among great leaders. It is a sister to resilience, as the ability to “bounce back from a setback.” Endurance is the ability to just keep going regardless of the obstacles and pressure.
leadership missteps

7 Leadership Missteps That Limit Your Potential

Do you want to be successful as a leader? Of course, anyone who leads has this as a goal. There are some leadership missteps which can limit your potential to lead well. 
pandemic

Six Types of Churches That Have Died During the Pandemic

The deceased churches had numerous conflicts and, often, church splits. With each new conflict, the church declined. Guests stopped coming to the divided church. When the pandemic came, those who remained were too weary to keep the ministry of the church going.
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Venezuelan Christians Forced to Eat Pages of the Bible and Branded...

Open Doors reported last Friday, February 26, 2021, that four Venezuelan Christians were marked with knives and forced to eat pages of the Bible in a horrific and shocking attack that took place in Libertador, Venezuela.

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Christian Nationalism Podcast Series: Should Your Church Be Alarmed?

In our series on Christian Nationalism, host Jason Daye talks with Dr. Timothy Keller, Franklin Graham, Dr. Samuel Perry, and Dr. Glenn Packiam. You won't want to miss a single episode.

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.