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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.

9 Updated Trends for Christmas Eve Services

9 Updated Trends for Christmas Eve Services

Christmas Eve is less than a month away. Most churches have some type of Christmas Eve services, but we are seeing clear trends in how churches approach them.
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7 Reasons You’re Not Making Disciples

If you've never made a disciple (or haven't in a long time) here are seven factors that might be contributing to your disciple-making slump.
Making Disciples "Works Like Real Life"

Making Disciples “Works Like Real Life”

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10 Reasons the Chritmas Season Can Be Hard for Pastors

10 Reasons the Christmas Season Can Be Hard for Pastors

Pastors experience Christmas stress for a host of reasons, one of them being taking on the stress and heartache of the people to whom they are ministering.
Your Marriage Is Your Most Important Ministry

Your Marriage Is Your Most Important Ministry

I don’t want to only be a “great Christian” or a “great pastor,” but I long to be a “great husband.”
Four Key Attitudes That Are Killing Church Attendance

Four Key Attitudes That Are Killing Church Attendance

There has been much written on declining attendance in churches. Specifically, many of us have addressed the issue of attendance frequency where even “active”...

John Piper: Satan Wants to Eat Your Faith

"Jesus is praying this prayer over us today."
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Do You Suffer From Bible Anorexia?

The Bible alone, empowered by God’s Spirit, is sufficient for this work. Individual Christians and their churches must fill themselves with the Scriptures.
3 Things People Hate to Tell You About Your Preaching

3 Things People Hate to Tell You About Your Preaching

Do you know what people are saying about your preaching behind closed doors?
How to Write a Life-Plan for the New Year

How to Write a Life Plan for the New Year

The degree of success you experience this next year will likely be proportional to the direction you head and the decisions you make now.
10 Signs That You’re “the Boss”… But Not the Leader

10 Signs That You’re the Boss … But Not the Leader

It’s possible that the church may be growing and the ministry may be having a huge impact in many people's lives, but something is still not right. The team is not healthy.
Boring Preaching Is a Crime! 7 Ways to Be Interesting

Boring Preaching Is a Crime! 7 Ways to Be Interesting

No, this is not a post about the loss of our religious freedom—it’s a reflection on a quote I’ve looked at many times since...
How to Read Scripture Like an Apostle

How to Read Scripture Like an Apostle

Though it is true that we interpret the Bible in our day, it is also true that the early Christians interpreted the Bible of their day—i.e., the Old Testament.
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5 Questions I Wish My Accountability Partner Would Ask Me

The words "accountability partner" sound like an exception and a punishment rather than a lifestyle and a gift.
5 Big Surprises About Church Growth Nobody Told Me About

5 Big Surprises About Church Growth Nobody Told Me About

While church growth has its share of critics, I’ve rarely met a church leader who didn’t want his or her church to grow. And ultimately, growth matters because people matter and the mission matters.
What Are the “High Places” in the Old Testament, and How Does That Apply to Us Today?

What Are the High Places in the Old Testament, and How Does That Apply...

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When Others Don’t See Your Calling

Your calling is revealed to you before it is revealed to others. God often gives us a glimpse of the future long before it is actualized.
Tips to Improve Your Sermon Preparation

Tips to Improve Your Sermon Preparation

One of the ways I prepare for sermons is by constantly collecting content—things like news stories or statistics that might make a good illustration, anecdotes and quotes, and Bible verses based on a common theme.
church members Why Churches Should Excommunicate Longstanding Non-Attenders

Why Churches Should Excommunicate Longstanding Non-Attenders

Excommunicating someone who has completely stopped attending is, in effect, giving them what they’ve asked for.
Top 10 Reasons Leaders Stop Leading: And How to Get Going Again

Top 10 Reasons Leaders Stop Leading: And How to Get Going Again

Just because you have a leadership position doesn’t mean you are leading. That’s a sobering thought.
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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.