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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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5 Things I Am Preaching to Myself While Preaching to a Camera

When preaching to a camera, it can easily feel like I am preaching to God’s people without being among God’s people. I long for those days again, but in the meantime, here are five things I am preaching to myself as I am preaching to a camera.
Father's Day sermon

Tony Evans Father’s Day Sermon: Men Need to Make a Choice

Dr. Tony Evans delivered a challenging Father’s Day sermon this year. The pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship asked men to evaluate who they were going serve this year.

7 Reasons Why Church People Criticize Pastors

People criticize pastors. It's just how it goes. But understanding why they do so can help us deal with criticism better. Here are seven reasons why church people criticize pastors, as well as suggestions for how to respond.
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Counsel From a Black Pastor to the Church

Being a Christian, a pastor of a local church, and a black man has given me a unique vantage point on life. As a pastor I am called to lead believers to the Holy Scriptures so that we may all learn to imitate Christ and grow in Christ-likeness.
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13 Christian Dad Memes That Perfectly Sum Up Christian Dad Life

These Christian dad memes perfectly sum up this crazy Christian life with kids. Let's be real: Christian fathers don't always get the accolades they deserve.
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Chip and Joanna Ask Emmanuel Acho If It’s Good to Be ‘Color Blind’

In his third installment of “Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man,” former NFL player Emmanuel Acho talked to Chip and Joanna Gaines—and all five of their kids.
10 Ways to Pray for Your Reopening Church

10 Ways to Pray for Your Church as It Reopens

If you experience many emotions revolving around COVID-19, prayer can be a powerful tool. To pray for your church is one way to build unity when divisions arise. Prayer leads to peace.
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Never Waste a Good Sermon: 6 Ways to Re-Purpose Your Message Content

The gospel is the greatest content on the planet, and we pastors write and say a lot of words about it every week. Here are at least six ways to stretch the reach of a good sermon beyond the single weekend service.
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Why Narcissists Can’t Find the Will of God

Many of us have turned the will of God into an idol, wanting to know it more than we do the purposes of God and seeking it more than we do the glory of God.
David Cassidy

Longing for a Father: A Story About David Cassidy

David Cassidy longed to be known and accepted by his earthly father. It doesn't appear he was granted either of those things. Perhaps a relationship with the heavenly Father could have saved him the heartache he suffered.
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To Be Alive

The morning sun, the breath in your lungs, the very words of God tucked under one arm, an imperfect church to go to, a squirt of hand sanitizer from your preacher’s wife. In the end it all adds up to His goodness.
artful nuance

Three Principles to Guide You When Artful Nuance Overtakes Strategy

There are rare times when circumstances seem to say that leading according to artful nuance, the complexity of culture, and the speed of change takes priority over the strategy.
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How to Complain to God the Right Way

We can complain to God, but when we complain, we must remember how good God is. David complained about his situation. The Israelites complained about their Savior. And the Lord responded very differently.
Phil Vischer

Phil Vischer’s 17-Minute History Lesson Is Worth Every Second of Your Time

If you want to know why people are protesting, start here. In this 17-minute walk through U.S. history, Phil Vischer describes the policies that perpetuated the unjust treatment of black people.
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Pastor: You Are Called to Act

Since the beginning of time God has been looking for men called to act: called to lead. In fact, you are that man. God has given you tremendous resources: power, dominion, authority, voice, and even a moral code to lead out in faith.
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Apple iOS Beefs Up Parental Controls (A Little)

Parental control tools, no matter how good they are, still require parental involvement. Use the tools available but remember: tools without teaching are hollow and won’t equip young people to become Godly online citizens.
Godly person

Three Marks of a Godly Person

The Bible tell us that King David was a a godly person; he was a man after God’s own heart. So what set him apart as a godly person?
betrayed

What to Do After You’ve Been Betrayed

The saddest thing when you are betrayed is that it never comes from your enemies. Ministry is a major place for betrayal, and when it happens in a church context, it hurts.
healthy stability

How to Gain a Healthy Stability During a Time of Disruption

In this COVID season, the sustained disruption in so much of the life and ministry of a local church has many leaders off-balance, and we can end up leading tentatively. As leaders, we crave a certain degree of stability. That which we know, love and are accustomed to.
civil love

Civil War. Civil Rights. Civil Love.

As I listen to Christian brothers and sisters in the black community, I think that I am hearing the need for civil love. Respect us. Listen to us. Weep with us. Pray for us. Suffer with us. Identify with us. Speak up for us.
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North Point Church ‘Cannot Guarantee’ Safety, Won’t Reopen This Year

North Point Church Pastor Andy Stanley said the decision was made based on the uptick of COVID-19 cases in the area, the results of attendee surveys, and the experiences of similar-sized churches that have already reopened.

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Jeff Reed: Actually, Digital Church Is All About Relationships

You might think of digital church as being impersonal. But Jeff Reed says, "The strength of online church is relationships."

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.