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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.

Westminster Assembly

Three Lessons on Church Size from the Westminster Assembly

did you know that the Westminster Assembly dealt with the topic of church-size and what to do when you outgrow your building? Despite its age, the Westminster Assembly’s “Form of Presbyterial Church Government” (1645)—the lesser-known cousin of the “Westminster Confession”—provides several useful lessons for thinking through congregational size.
family

How Formal Membership Makes the Church a Family

The family is an organic set of relationships. The nature of these relationships are constantly moving, shifting, changing, and growing as a couple understands one another better, and as their children grow and mature. A healthy family’s relationships are defined by love. People relate to each other naturally—and naturally relate according to the proper structures within the family.
retirement

There’s No Such Thing as ‘Retiring’ From Ministry

Last month marked one year since I stepped away from the pastorate. I’ve shunned the term retirement like the plague, vowing to remain active in ministry and seeking to use the rest of my life to serve the Lord.
pressure

Why Leaders Should Run Toward Pressure, Not From Pressure

There are times where a leader takes on a new responsibility or an additional discipline, and the pressure does not develop the leader. Instead the pressure causes the leader to realize, “I am not that passionate about this” or “I am not particularly gifted for this.” This is NOT a failure. This is great! Because now the leader can focus with more confidence on what he or she is most passionate about or gifted for.
hell

What Makes Hell, Hell?

What is hell, and what makes hell hell? For at least three reasons, this sad and ominous reality should produce both grief and motivation.
community engagement

Have You Mastered the 4 Pillars of Community Engagement?

It’s crucial that your current members feel connected to the leadership and each other. Here are the four pillars of community engagement.
preaching

How to Improve Your Preaching

Recently, a company of pastors--of which I have been a part for 8 or so years––was discussing what practical steps a minister can take in order to improve his preaching.
enneagram

4 Surprising Reasons the Enneagram Test Made Me a Better Leader

When used well, the Enneagram can be one of the most Christian worldview-friendly and spiritually beneficial personality profiles.
shepherds

Praying for Shepherds as Wolves Attack

These qualities are what differentiates true shepherds from the wolves that seek to imitate them. Pray that your church officers would be such men.
small church

How A New Generation Is Changing What Quality Looks Like In A Thriving Small...

As such, current generations are seeking dialogue about the very topics that healthy small churches should be good at, in an atmosphere of genuine relationships and intimate worship. Sadly, this is not our reputation.
emmanuel acho

Emmanuel Acho Has an Uncomfortable Conversation with Police Officers

Emmanuel Acho sat down with members of the Petaluma, California, police department and had a transparent conversation about topics including George Floyd, Black Lives Matter, and the movement to “defund the police.”
Unforgiveness

What Unforgiveness Does to Your Brain

"Unforgiveness not only keeps us chained to our offender but it profoundly affects our bodies and brains."
dr tony evans

Dr. Tony Evans: You Can’t Love God and Hate Your (Democrat/Republican) Brother or Sister

Dr. Tony Evans continues his series on Kingdom voting, emphasizing that if Jesus is truly Lord of our lives, no political system will be able to divide us. In fact, what will happen is quite the opposite.
creation

Why the Tree Stand Should Not Replace the Pew

We were definitely meant to enjoy God’s creation and use it as a catalyst for the worship of Him. Just as a masterpiece invokes awe in the skill of the artist, so too creation should thrill our hearts with the glory of the Creator.
first Sunday back

My First Sunday Back to Church

My first Sunday back after quarantine, I sat in a daze on the pew in my Central Asian church. The IKEA Christmas star still hung suspended from the ceiling above the baptismal in the corner.
trains

Wagon Trains and the Local Church

A local church is a lot like wagon trains. We’re slow and bumbling on the trip. Someone is always getting lost and something is always breaking. We’re constantly having to stop so someone can rest or get over an injury or illness.
praying pastor

The Power of a Praying Pastor

This is where every believer in every church lives his or her life. They believe, but need the power of Christ to help their unbelief. Only the praying pastor can be of help to such a soul!
praying

Truths the Devil Uses to Stop Us From Praying

Satan tells lies to keep us from praying. He uses pleasures and misinformation and our laziness to keep us from praying. He uses false teachers and busy schedules and great television to keep us from praying.
spiritual leadership

8 Habits of Healthy Spiritual Leaders

God calls, prepares and empowers spiritual leaders to lead His church. Spiritual leadership is not a job for everybody. While every Christian is called to follow Christ wholeheartedly, and make an impact on the world around them—some are called to equip the Body of Christ as spiritual leaders.
satan

When Satan Is in the Church

In the book of Acts, the first instance of Satan's assaults comes in the form of external opposition to the spread of the Gospel. It is the political forces of darkness rising up against the apostles, threatening them to speak no more in the name of Jesus.
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CA Churches May Not Have to Convert to ‘Family Friendly’ Strip...

After a California judge ruled strip clubs could remain open during the pandemic, some church leaders defying lockdown orders jokingly said they would convert their churches to family friendly strip clubs. Now, however, they may not have to be so witty after a big SCOTUS win.

New Podcasts

Darryl Strawberry: The Enemy Is After Pastors…So Are You Being Discipled?

"Standing in the pulpit is nothing to play with," says former Major League Baseball player Darryl Strawberry. "The devil will put a choke hold on you. He will strangle you if you're not equipped. I learned that early when I got into ministry."

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.