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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.

How Pastors Can Discern Their True Friends

How Pastors Can Discern Their True Friends

Don’t get me wrong; most people in the church are friendly. Most people treat pastors with respect. But it can be hard to find true friends among those you’re charged to shepherd.
TedTalks for pastors

7 TEDTalks for Pastors That Will Make You a Better Preacher

You may have studied exegesis, theology, and even counseling people in seminary, but what did you learn about body language, the mechanics of speaking, and overcoming stage fright?
9 Reasons Wedding Aren't My Favorite Part of Pastoral Ministry

9 Reasons Weddings Aren’t My Favorite Part of Pastoral Ministry

Over the next few months, I’m officiating at two weddings for my current students. I’m excited to help these young couples, but I (like other pastors I know) don’t always enjoy leading weddings. Here’s why:
Dealing With Depression in Ministry

Dealing With Depression in Ministry

The harsh reality of life in a dramatically broken world and what remaining sin does to the hearts of us all.
Five Questions Every Church Should Be Asking

Five Questions Every Church Should Be Asking

What are the questions every church should be asking if there were to be a serious conversation about its future? There are so many that could be asked that would reflect bleeding-edge issues in culture, but for the church, it has to begin with the most foundational questions.
Pastor, Don’t Waste Your Spiritually Dry Seasons

Pastor, Don’t Waste Your Spiritually Dry Seasons

Every Christian—and every pastor—has spiritually dry seasons. These moments range from mildly annoying to living in a pre-Aslan Narnia where it’s “always winter but never Christmas.” What follows includes things I have done in my own spiritually dry seasons. I hope it will edify and encourage you.
18 Ways to Ruin Your Reputation on Facebook

18 Ways to Ruin Your Reputation on Facebook

Facebook is a great way for you to build and maintain relationships with people both inside your church and in your community. Every time you post something, you risk ruining your reputation on Facebook.
life after ministry

5 Things I’ve Learned Since Leaving Full-Time Ministry

Ever wondered if there's life after ministry? Here are some things I’ve learned—in darkness, pain, healing and a new lease on life—since leaving vocational ministry.
Thanksgiving Quotes

Thanksgiving Quotes From 20 of the Most Influential Church Leaders

Newsmax released a list of the 100 Most Influential Evangelicals in America that includes men and women of faith that are involved many different careers in life. Here are Thanksgiving quotes from them.
esting disorders

The Idol That’s Eating Away at Your Church

What do these 20 celebrities have in common? All of them have battled eating disorders -- unhealthy relationships with food they’ve all been brave enough to go public...
Leaders and 3 Types of Stress

3 Types of Stress for Leaders

Right before Dr. John Townsend walked up to shred a guitar to some old Blink 182 songs with the band he has with his sons, I asked him if he was nervous. In a brief moment he talked to me about leaders and the three different types of stress for leaders we can face.
Why Legalism Isn’t What You Think

Scot McKnight: Why Legalism Isn’t What You Think

Over the years, my own thinking about legalism has become more nuanced, but I want to map out what legalism is in the context of the New Testament.
Preachers, Don’t Just Explain What the Text Means—Tell Us How You Got There

Preachers, Don’t Just Explain the Text Meaning—Tell Us How You Got There

Fellow preachers, if we explain the text meaning in our sermons, we do well. Our people will benefit. But that’s not enough.
the four gospels

Fuller Streamed a Continuous Reading of the Four Gospels on Sept. 11th

Fuller Theological Seminary’s Fuller Studio hosted a live stream of a continuous reading of the Gospels on September 11, 2019. The stream lasted over...
Pulpit Pointers from Past Preachers

Pulpit Pointers from Past Preachers

Here are ten pulpit pointers for those who preach and teach the Word of God, as confirmed by some of history’s greatest preachers.
Beware of Broken Wolves

Beware of Broken Wolves

Wolves often look like sheep, so to spot wolves in sheep's clothing, we can often look at what values and qualities are most esteemed by a particular religious community. But there is a particularly nasty breed of wolf we need to beware of, a type that we might call the “Broken Wolf.”
mental health in the church

Mental Health in the Church: Learning from (and for) Jarrid Wilson

Church pastor Jarrid Wilson died by suicide on September 9, 2019. In his life and writings, Jarrid Wilson challenged the issue of mental health in the church.
Walk by the Spirit

What Does It Mean to Walk by the Spirit?

To walk by the Spirit means to obey the Holy Spirit. To live life according to the leading of the Spirit. But first of all…
fool according to his folly

Wisely Handling the Book of Proverbs

There are certain circumstances when it is not wise to answer a fool according to his folly, but there are other circumstances when it is wise to answer a fool according to his folly.
About 'Your Truth' and 'My Truth'

Self-Appointed Word Police: About ‘Your Truth’ and ‘My Truth’

Leaders and teachers care about words because they know the power within them. But just because words matter does not mean we should play the role of self-appointed word police.
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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.

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