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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.

expository preaching

Chan and Zacharias: Expository Preaching Is the ‘Most Powerful Way’ to Show People Jesus

Ravi Zacharias and Francis Chan believe that if church leaders are going to help the next generation build a genuine faith, it’s crucial they prioritize expository preaching. At the same time, it is just as essential for leaders to communicate truth in love and with compassion.
healthy church

Is Your Church Healthy? Part 1: Engaged

Every week I have the opportunity to record a podcast, Making Disciples with Robby Gallaty, with Pastor Robby. When we record, we spend a...
i love my pastor

12 Reasons I Love My Pastor

I love my pastor, but I must admit, I don’t often express that I do. Shame on me. Allow me to take a few moments to articulate some of the reasons why I appreciate my pastor so much.
Replacing a Long-Term Leader

Replacing a Long-Term Leader

Replacing a long-term leader is rarely easy. Especially, if you're the one replacing the person everyone is used to.
10 Common Pastoral Care Questions

10 Common Pastoral Care Questions

Most pastors are amazing. I am honored to serve them, and my appreciation for pastors grows every day. For example, I recently conducted a social...
praying church

Lessons of Prayer—Both Positive and Negative

In Acts 12, we find an important scene of a persecuted church and a praying church. It was the persecution that precipitated the prayer—and what happens in this record of church history is vitally important regarding the practice of prayer within our local church today.
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How to Pray According to Your Enneagram Personality

Part of the wisdom of the Enneagram is that it can give us some insight on prayer. If you know your Enneagram personality type, here's how you can use that information in your prayer life!
What Is Discernment?

What Is Discernment?

True discernment means not only distinguishing the right from the wrong; it means distinguishing the primary from the secondary.
Why We Must Put an End to the Stigma of Mental Illness

Why We Must Put an End to the Stigma of Mental Illness

Everyone is broken. It’s a fact of life that’s not only clear from the pages of the Bible but also from the practical reality of...

4 Reasons You Should Preach Through Zephaniah

If you preach Zephaniah to your congregation, what will they hear?

Spitting Fire: How Genre Influences Preaching James

I raised my son Joseph on a steady diet of Bob Dylan. I wasn’t too surprised, therefore, when Joseph became a fan of the...
Women teachers Taught By a Woman

Taught by a Woman

A woman’s insight, over and above her competency, intelligence and pedagogical skills, reinforces the value in her perspective on the scriptures.
cohabiting

Pastor: Stop Cohabiting and the Church Will Pay for Your Wedding

A pastor in Texas has challenged cohabiting couples to choose one of three options: break up, get married, or date without living together. The church is willing to pay for the weddings of those who want to get married or pay one month’s rent for those who decide not to marry.
protect your mental health

Kayla Stoecklein: Pastors, Protect Your Mental Health

In an effort to promote mental health awareness among church leaders, Kayla Stoecklein, widow of Pastor Andrew Stoecklein, shares her advice on how ministry leaders can take proactive steps against mental illness.

8 Reasons It’s Increasingly Hard to Raise Pastor’s Kids (PKs) Today

Pam and I are not parents, so I’m always hesitant to write about parenting. Nevertheless, I want you to know what I hear anecdotally...
Memorial Day Is a Big Deal, So Let's Think About It Theologically

Memorial Day Is a Big Deal, So Let’s Think About It Theologically

Sometimes being a patriot means we haven't examined the spiritual formations of our love of country.
belief system

You’re a Theologian…but Are You a Good One?

The stakes are too high for us to continue operating as if we are not theologians—we must care for our theology, nurture our theology, and watch our theology to ensure that it is good!

5 Qualities Pastors Should Want in Their Church Staffs

Some things are no-brainers when evaluating your church staff: Spiritual maturity (person of prayer, biblical knowledge, compassion, etc…) Loyalty Commitment to your church’s mission...
wear many hats

16 Often Unknown Roles of a Pastor

A pastor wears many hats. The fact is that, when pastors are not preaching, they take on many roles that most church members are aware of.
Clearing Your Conscience (Acts 24:16)

Clearing Your Conscience (Acts 24:16)

To serve well in the church, and shine light on the state, we must know we’ve done right to maintain a vibrant witness.
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Andy Stanley: ‘You can’t be right with God if you are...

In a 45-minute interview, megachurch pastor Andy Stanley clarifies his view on the purpose of the Old Testament (and Scripture generally). According to Stanley, if the church is more concerned with holding to a certain view of Scripture than helping people embrace Jesus, we have a problem.

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Luis Palau: Never Forget How Grand Your Calling Is

Ministry matters, no matter how caught up we get in the daily grind. Luis Palau shares a lot of wonderful advice with us about the importance of unity and value of the local church. But one of his greatest passions is reminding pastors of the grandeur of their calling.

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.