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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.

3 Thinking Errors Leaders Often Commit

3 Thinking Errors Leaders Often Commit

God gave us an amazing 3 pound dynamo called the brain. Great leaders recognize that great leaderships require great thinking. Unfortunately, we often commit serious thinking errors that muddies thinking and hinders leadership. Ask yourself if you commit these thinking errors.
What Is the Mark of the Beast? (Revelation 13)

What Is the Mark of the Beast? (Revelation 13)

Just as the seal on the foreheads of the 144,000 (7:3) is not literal, neither should this mark of the beast be understood literally. In any case, the two beasts conspire to exclude believers from the marketplace.
book of psalms

The Gospel in the Book of Psalms

This article is part of the Christ in All of Scripture series. A Book About Jesus The risen Jesus said to his disciples that “everything written about me...
I Trust You? 3 Reasons People May Trust You Less Than You Imagined

I Trust You? 3 Reasons People May Trust You Less Than You Imagined

One of the highest compliments you can receive is to hear someone say, I trust you. Don’t take that lightly. Trust takes time to...
8 Ways Satan Attacks Churches

8 Ways Satan Attacks Churches

I have studied spiritual warfare for more than 25 years. Here are some of the primary ways Satan attacks churches.
Humility and Greatness Are the Same Thing

Humility and Greatness Are the Same Thing

Humility and greatness are the same thing. In fact, the Bible and the world of art gives us striking examples of why it is so problematic to achieve humility and greatness.
wife's privacy

Why a Good Husband Honors His Wife’s Privacy Every Time

It's critical that you as a good husband honor your wife's privacy every time. Here’s the thing: every husband has his wife’s “spiritual heart” beating in his hands every day.
lead from the heart

8 Ways Dads Can Lead from the Heart

Dads have an important job description as they lead from the heart – to paint an accurate image of God the Father by the brush of their example.I’m sure most of what I have to say applies equally to moms but today I am thinking about dads in their role as leaders in the home.
Elijah the Prophet

Elijah the Prophet: What We Can Learn From His Mental Health

Many spiritual leaders in the Bible struggled to obtain victory while serving faithfully. The story of Elijah the Prophet is just one case study model for ministry. Many pastors and church leaders can learn a valuable lesson on self-care and God’s provision to take care of His own.
digital rants

Why Your Digital Rants Aren’t Helping Anyone (Including You)

Have you ever changed your mind about something someone said to you in the comments of one of your Facebook posts? I’ve developed new opinions about the person doing the posting digital rants, but not usually new opinions about the issue they’re posting about.
time management skills

Why Leader’s Time Management Skills Depend on Large Blocks of Time

Calendars fill up quickly. If leaders don’t manage their calendars then their calendars will manage them. In my view, one of the most important decisions leaders make in terms of management skills is how to plan their work.
how to listen to a sermon

How to Listen to a Sermon

So what is the right way to listen to a sermon? With a soul that is prepared, a mind that is alert, a Bible that is open, a heart that is receptive, and a life that is ready to spring into action.
books for pastors and leaders

9 Books for Pastors and Leaders Who Want to Last

I highly recommend 9 powerful books for pastors and leaders to equip you. They address issues like trust, disagreements, doctrine, and so much more, and offer constructive and sometimes counter-intuitive perspectives.
loneliness is a gift

What If Loneliness Is a Gift?

Being lonely gets a bad rap. And for good reason. One of our deepest, most basic human needs is to experience healthy attachment—or in non-psychological terms, to experience loving connection with someone who sees us. What if loneliness is a gift?
disobedience

The Dangers of Disobedience

Disobedience has consequences. Raising our four children I often think of the hymn, “Trust and Obey.” The refrain says, “Trust and obey, for there’s no other way, to be happy in Jesus, than to trust and obey.”
passive aggressive

The Secret Sin Behind Passive Aggressive Behavior

"Identify the promises they make to us, recognize these false promises as lies and then trust the superior promises of Jesus, by the power of the Holy Spirit."
power to lead

Where Do You Get Your Power to Lead?

Ministry in the Church is the most leadership-intensive environment in the world. Positional leadership doesn’t work in volunteer organizations and most ministry is done by volunteers. So where do people get the power to lead?
pastoral care

Your Pastor Wants This More Than a Pastoral Care Committee

Pastoral care committees are great, but what if I told you there is something besides care baskets and pastor appreciation speeches that will keep your pastor going year after year?
do the right thing

Do the Right Thing and Expect to Be Surprised

The men and women around Jesus at his death knew to do the right thing...and they were surprised. The three women, with a common purpose, DID NOT choose to WAIT around. We can learn from them to do the right thing.
How Spurgeon Scheduled His Week

How Charles Spurgeon Scheduled His Week

"I wish it could be said of us that we wasted neither an hour of our time, nor an hour of other people’s time."
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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.