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Pastors often feel ill equipped for the administrative responsibilities of church leadership. The Church Leader Collective authors are committed to sharing successes, mistakes, and failures to the end of becoming more effective in our individual roles.

Distinctively, the CLC employs the expertise not only of clergy but also of lay church leaders. We have discovered that these men and women often have more training and experience in administration, finance, and HR than we do.

Who’s it for?

Pastors, executive directors, academics, consultants, and lay leaders

Recent Articles


Were you there? Roger Brown shares his insights and the things he was able to take away from this year's New Room Conference.

What do you do when someone in your congregation needs emotional or psychological help you aren't equipped to provide? Misty Lawrence shares the importance of having a network of counselors to draw from.

Oftentimes, words utterly fail to explain the things of God. Teddy Ray shares why we should depict rather than describe.

What can something as worldly and commercialized as the iPhone teach the church? Samuel Ahn shares the strong impact of feeling like you're a part of a larger community and something that is bigger than yourself.

This week we sat down to discuss the budgeting process and the different ways various churches approach the budget.

What can Job's story teach us about being friends to those who suffer? Patricia Smith shares her take on Job and friendship during times of crisis.

What are the things leaders should and should not do on social media? Heidi Heater shares some solid tips.

How to we break down walls that divide us? Hank Hilliard offers another great small group lesson from Remember the Titans.

A capital campaign is a tough thing to undertake! Christine O'Brien shares some helpful tips for making yours a success!

On our last episode our team of church leaders discussed ideas of innovation and creativity in church leadership. This week we have a Q&A style discussion about that topic.

How can you empower your laypeople to serve? Kathy Rohrs shares how to equip them to lead in the ministry of the church.

Do you wonder how you might evangelize the many people who are wandering your church grounds looking for Pokémon? Samuel Ahn shares three instances of effective Pokévangelism that can give you ideas.

Dr. Jim Pettit, Coordinator of Family Life Ministries for the Church of the Nazarene, offers insight for pastors ministering to the growing number of blended families in their church community.

What does Joshua have to teach the Leaders of the modern church? Jacob Armstrong shares what the biblical Jacob has to say about courage.