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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 past Holy Week, three experiences re-shaped the way I understand the relationship between the church and American culture. SCENE ONE: THE TRIP TO THE...

I used to wonder how the Israelites could have forgotten God’s faithfulness so quickly after being delivered out of Egypt. God had worked such...

Teddy Ray, Lead Pastor at Offerings First United Methodist Church in Lexington, Ky., had been pastoring for 10 years before he knew he was...

This week, we sit down with Josh Heaston to talk about his work with the YMCA in Indianapolis and how he works to prevent his role in leadership as well as other leaders around him from becoming a lonely place.

If your stewardship language and programs have grown stale, perhaps you can try to use new words.

This week, we continue our conversation with Chris Davis about how churches can use technology to better support their ministry. We discuss the benefits of online giving and what to budget for technology at your church.

In my work on Conference staff, I encounter churches who desire to have more (and more diverse) young people attending and leading in their...

This week, we sit down with Chris Davis to talk about how churches can use technology to better support their ministry.

This is part two of an article written by Brian & Callie Troyer. For part 1, see previous post. 4. Orphan care is a command, not...

Most of us have some kind of “Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon” connection with adoption. Maybe a childhood friend was adopted, a family member...

When churches emphasize a focus on Lent, it has a way of grafting the body together into an intentional focus on Jesus.

Although taxes are complicated, clergy taxes are more complicated.

The God of the Ages—the Infinite One—didn’t send us a Polaroid. In the fullness of time he came to us himself and flooded the void, capturing time with grace.

This week, we sit down with Josh Heaston to talk about his work with the YMCA in Indianapolis and their return to the local Christian mission.