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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.

arrogant pastors

The Arrogant Pastor — How NOT to Be One

The arrogant pastor. Even writing a blog post on this almost guarantees comments about pots and kettles. I'm as human as you are. And if we are all honest with ourselves, we would admit that it is a struggle for each of us in some way. 
the resurrection

The Cosmic Effect of the Resurrection

I have noticed that something is missing when ministry leaders talk about the resurrection.
habits

12 Bad Habits Pastors Dropped During The Pandemic That We Shouldn’t Pick Back Up

Most of the pastors I know dropped old habits that no longer work like they used to. If life during lockdown forced you to drop some bad habits, don’t pick them back up after the pandemic is over.
little pharisees

The Easiest Way to Create Little Pharisees

Oh, our children may obey us out of fear. But our anger will produce little Pharisees, who obey on the outside but not from the heart. This is the exact opposite of what we want. We want children who obey from the heart, not from fear.
radical Christianity

The Dangerous Allure of ” Sexy Christianity “

What some call Sexy Christianity feels pretty good until someone throws a stone at you … or starts a thread of gossip about you … or sends you hate mail … or bullies your kid.
Bible

2 Reasons Using the Bible to Prove Your Point Is Often Wrong

Someone is upset about some behavior or other. They hammer out their comment declaring that such-and-such is PROHIBITED BY THE BIBLE!!! Almost immediately someone else retorts so is wearing polyester and eating shell fish.
reasons pastors want to quit

6 Reasons Pastors Want to Quit on Mondays

Not every pastor wants to quit all the time, but from time to time, discouragement sets in, and often it’s hard for pastors to find a safe, anonymous place to talk about it. I took an informal poll asking for the reasons pastors want to quit.
disruption

4 Signs You Are Leading Like This Is a Disruption (Not an Interruption)

If you viewed the pandemic as an interruption, you likely went down one path as a leader. And if you viewed the pandemic as a disruption, you likely went down another path. The two views and thus the two paths are vastly different. An interruption temporarily pauses the trajectory of life and work. A disruption alters or accelerates the trajectory of life and work.
selfish leaders

7 Sins of Selfish Leaders

Leaders often succumb to the temptation to make everything about them. It is about their goals, their career and their recognition. They become a selfish leader.
book of job

How Does the Book of Job Fit in Redemptive History?

Many have struggled to understand the book of Job. What is this mysterious book teaching about this righteous sufferer who was afflicted by the devil, discouraged by his wife, and falsely accused by his friends? #Job #OldTestament #BookofJob
modesty

The WHY of Modesty

Modesty is an out-of-style word that makes most people cringe, even in the church.
decision fatigue

The Pandemic and Decision Fatigue

“There are a number of issues that we have identified; one is decision fatigue. What is happening is that the landscape is changing so quickly that from the time a decision is made early in the week, oftentimes they’ve had to make changes to those decisions before the week is over.”
12 Ways to Lift Up Sunday School During Your Services

12 Ways to Lift Up Sunday School During Your Services

If Sunday School is to be an effective step 2 strategy at your church, here are 12 ways to lift up its importance during your church’s worship service. If you aren’t on your church’s leadership team, send them this post and encourage them to bring Sunday School to the forefront.
misconceptions about pastors

10 Disappointing Misconceptions About Pastors

Leaders and laypeople alike are some of God’s greatest gifts to us, and I love being in the dozens of churches where I speak each year. At the same time, though, laypersons sometimes have misconceptions about pastors that I think hurt their leaders.
healthy intimacy in marriage

‘Has Porn Already Broken My Future Marriage?’ John Piper Answers

On John Piper's "Ask Pastor John" podcast a listener asked the question, "Is there any hope that I will experience loving, godly, healthy intimacy in marriage?" after disclosing an addiction to pornographic videos that began when he was 10 years old.
good leaders

10 Questions Good Church Leaders Ask

I love good leaders in churches. I may read a lot of books on leadership, but I learn as much from leaders I respect as I do from books. I watch leaders. I listen to them. I try to emulate what they do well.
ministry leadership

Take the Test: Is God Calling You to Ministry Leadership?

If you’re a believer, you are called! Obviously, however, there is a kind of “calling” that sets certain individuals apart for positions of ministry leadership.

John Piper: Our Greatest Help in Overcoming Sexual Sin

John Piper discusses how many of us miss the point in overcoming sexual sin. In his response, Piper described the current struggle in stark terms.
changing church

4 New Realities of the Changing Church

4 New Realities of the Changing Church - I’ve recently been on several zoom calls with different groups of pastors, and in each case, one clear trend is evident. New people, lots of new people, are beginning to attend church.

12 Phrases That Might Burn Down Your Church

No church fire I’ve seen begins in full flame. Instead, it usually begins with a spark, a tiny glow that extends itself one flicker at a time until the flame is raging--a fire that might burn down your church.
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Ahead of Pope Visit, Survivor Recalls Iraq Church Massacre

Climis and his son lay frozen on the floor, listening to the horrors on the other side of the door. Shrieks were followed by bullets. Children cried out. Explosion after explosion shook the walls.

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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.