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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


When someone asks you what you’ve achieved in life, what do you say? If you’re like me, I naturally tend to rattle off my education,...

I have spent a few weekends over the past few months with the community of Good Works, Inc. in Athens, Ohio (www.good-works.net). This organization...

With so many options in the area of leadership books, it can be hard to sort through what is good and what is, well,...

This week, we sit down with Gary Hoag to talk about encouraging Christian generosity.

If you have worked in a church for any length of time, you are keenly aware of people coming to the church for help....

Against the advice of Dionysius (ironically, the god of madness), Midas asked for the power to turn everything he touched to gold—to power, wealth,...

I’m beginning the final lap of seminary, and there’s a common question that typically arises that goes something like this: What’s your plan post-graduation? Ah, yes....

This week, we sit down with Gary Hoag to talk about encouraging Christian generosity.

This week, we sit down with Gary Hoag to talk about building faithful stewards.

In 1994, a thirty-year-old Wall Street executive left a high paying job to launch an online concept called Amazon.com. The company did not turn...

  Church Leader Voices highlights the work of church leaders in a variety of ministry settings from around the world. At the age of 78, Jim...

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...