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What’s the Church Leader Collective?

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 Church Leader Collective 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


This week, we continue our conversation with Zach Meerkreebs of New City Church in Lexington, Kentucky about the pros and cons of having a wide network of leadership and teams in a church and how you can best manage those teams.

Imagine having the resources you need to spend time in deep reflection with trusted colleagues and some of the brightest academic minds to tackle vexing, adaptive challenges your church is facing and generate resources that will support your ministry.

Though we may not, in church leadership, experience a constant state of joy, I think it valuable to consider what reflecting on the future joy set before us might look like, thus motivating us to endure.

Jessica Fleck explores several lessons she's learned throughout ministry that might be helpful reflections for other leaders.

This week, we sat down with Zach Meerkreebs of New City Church in Lexington, Kentucky about the importance of empowering people.

If we are not constantly evaluating our hospitality in our churches, we may be missing a great opportunity to show the love of God in practical ways.

This week, we sat down with Phil Jamieson to talk about forgiveness.

Rest is security in God’s finished work and being marked by Divine expectation and engagement.

Mission needs to be widened to include the unity and empowerment of the Spirit and the ordering will of the Father in addition to the incarnational love of the Son.

Perhaps we leaders are the ones in which God is molding, changing, and forming through the ones in whom we serve.

This week, we sat down with Phil Jamieson from the United Methodist Foundation about planned giving and working with a foundation.

The stereotypical, unruly, gets-on-the-senior-pastor’s-nerves youth pastor can and should go away.

"Out of the rock will come your provision." I was in my first semester at Seminary, sitting in my dorm room, reading in Exodus...

Whether you are home or away this advent season, in a time of abundance or sufficiency, may you take comfort knowing that God came near.