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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.

playing it safe

5 Reasons Why Playing It Safe Is Not a Good Idea

The truth is, we are responsible for leading, and the nature of effective leadership is not a safe proposition. Leadership takes new territory; it moves us into the unknown. Playing it safe doesn’t work.

Why Do People Leave Church? Maybe the ‘Box’ We’ve Created Is Way Too Small

Why do people leave church? Here's why it's so easy: because what they are leaving isn’t really the church, it’s the box we’ve created for church to fit into.
meeting with God

Meeting With God – We Need a Spiritual Altar

Altars were significant in the Old Testament for meeting with God. They are mentioned over two hundred times.
discipleship of young men

Discipleship of Young Men, Otherwise Known as ‘Fight Club’

When it comes to discipleship of young men, your approach is everything. Preaching is the air assault; discipleship is the ground war. Pastors need to get in the trenches with their people and marshal the fight against sin.
How to Perform a Wedding Ceremony: The Complete Guide

How to Perform a Wedding Ceremony: The Pastor’s Complete Guide

When it comes time to officiate a wedding ceremony, don't be caught off guard. Here are all the things you need to know about how to perform a wedding ceremony.
heaven

Of All That Heaven Will Offer, What Are You Most Looking Forward To?

Right now, today, we are living the lives from which such stories will be drawn. Are we living them with heaven and eternity in mind?
speak with kindness

Why Christians Should Listen Carefully and Speak With Kindness

Unfortunately, many nonbelievers know only two kinds of Christians: those who speak the truth without grace and those who are very nice but never share the truth. What they need is a third type of Christian—one who, in a spirit of grace, loves them enough to humbly and speak with kindness the truth.
pastoral calling

Pastoral Calling: What, Who, How and When

The only way for a pastor to avoid the many distractions of life and to remain steadfast throughout his life and ministry is to know what God has truly called the pastor to do.
church buildings

Jesus Never Told Us to Fill Church Buildings

Jesus didn’t tell us to “work really hard to gather people into large crowds to fill up your church buildings. Then I’ll know that you love me.”
spiritual discipline

Crying as a Spiritual Discipline May Change How You See the World

I adopted crying as a daily spiritual practice, spending a few minutes of each day in tears. Intentional weeping would recalibrate my entire emotional baseline and kick off a decade of frequent tears that changed how I relate to other people.
sexual abuse

Why the Evangelical Sexual Abuse Crisis Is the Spiritual Warfare of Our Time

I stepped into a crosswalk where, until just before it hit me, I didn’t see a bus coming. I still can’t unsee what I saw in that moment. I needed to go through the accident to understand what happens to victims of sexual abuse and how trauma works. I thought I had understood, but I did not.
women pastors

Does the SBC Oppose Women Pastors — or Culture? A Surprising History

In 1967, Watts Street Baptist Church in Durham, North Carolina, made history as the first Southern Baptist Church to ordain a woman—Addie Davis—to pastoral...
racial justice

Cultivating Resilience in Pursuit of Racial Justice

Conversations about and calls for racial justice are everywhere today.Instead of tuning out, I’m trying to cultivate some resilience in my life and leadership.
One of the Most Important Pastoral Leadership Lessons I’ve Learned

One of the Most Important Pastoral Leadership Lessons I’ve Learned

Pastoral leadership is difficult. It’s a grind. It’s a joy. It’s a blessing. Some days, you fall asleep feeling refreshed. Others, you can’t sleep. All this comes with the role.
COVID at church

COVID at Church: Is Church Attendance Linked to Higher Rates of Coronavirus?

COVID at church? The lockdowns to combat COVID-19 interrupted nearly every aspect of American life. One of the most controversial aspects was the closure of churches. But as an analyst of religious data, I believe evidence shows a correlation between attending church and the spread of COVID-19.
Memorial-Day-Quotes

50 Best Memorial Day Quotes: Famous Sayings to Remember Our Heroes

To honor the brave men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military, we've gathered a list of Memorial Day quotes for you to use in recognition of their sacrifice.
Easter and Pentecost

Between Easter and Pentecost: 50 Forgotten Days the Church Desperately Needs

The days between Easter and Pentecost are usually an afterthought, yet they are the beginning of a journey into the age to come.
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.
Sermon-Titles

How to Write Sermon Titles That People Will Want to Hear

What’s the point of a sermon series title? Is it just to sound cool? Is it just to give direction to awesome graphics for your website and the projector screens?
what is Pentecost

What Is Pentecost?

What is Pentecost? It is both a Jewish holiday and a celebration for Christians. Pentecost has profound spiritual and historical significance.
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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.