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13 Habits That Torch Pastors With Burnout Like You Every Day

Do you find yourself experiencing pastor burnout? Allow me to share 13 lessons I have learned from those who have been in exactly this situation.
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8 Reasons the Church Is a Light in a Troubled World

Your spiritual leadership is life-giving, and you are part of a divine mission that brings light in a troubled world. Here are eight ways in which the church is that light to the world.  
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Good Preaching Starts With the Power of Story

Good preaching contains meat for the hungry—and it’s best delivered on a plate of storytelling. Here’s the journey we must take.

Ending Abortion Starts Inside the American Church

Pro-life Christians often focus on those outside the church when they talk or think about the future of abortion in America. That’s a mistake. Abortion is inside the church, too.


Matt Chandler

Matt Chandler, Part 2: How Parents Can Make the Most of the Time They...

Matt Chandler joins “The Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast” to share how parents can use time, moments and milestones to point their children to the goodness of God.
Matt Chandler

Matt Chandler, Part 1: How the 2022 Controversy Has Impacted His Life and Ministry

Matt Chandler joins “The Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast” to share how God has brought healing in his life and ministry following the controversy he walked through in 2022. 
Natasha Smith

Natasha Smith: How To Make the Church Safe for People Who Are Grieving

Natasha Smith joins “The Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast” to share what she has learned about the process of grief and how pastors can make their churches safe places for people mourning the losses of life.
Natalie Runion

Natalie Runion: How Pastors Can Avoid Quitting Before God Has Called Them Out of...

Natalie Runion joins “The Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast” to discuss what it looks like for church leaders to fight to remain in ministry when it would be easier to quit—and when it’s time to walk away.
greg smith

Faithlytics: Leaders at Pew, Barna, Lifeway and Gallup Share Key Insights Into the State...

Leaders from Pew Research Center, Barna Group, Lifeway Research, and Gallup join “The Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast” for a special “Faithlytics” episode about the state of Christianity in the U.S.
Thom Rainer

Thom Rainer: Why Pastors Need To Ask Their People for Prayer

Dr. Thom Rainer joins “The Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast” to share why it is important that people pray for their pastors and to encourage church leaders to ask their congregations for prayer.
Ryan Burge

Ryan Burge: The Biggest Reason Why People Are Leaving Church

Dr. Ryan Burge joins “The Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast” to share what the data actually shows about why people are leaving church and what church leaders can do to encourage them to come back.

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12 NFL Players Who LOVE Jesus (and Football)

Here's our latest list of notable Christian football players. These outspoken NFL players are strong in their faith and are not afraid to share their Christian beliefs.