Finding Joy In Hard Times – THIS TOO SHALL PASS

As sure as the sun rises and sets each day, you will have periods in your life when things are just not going your way. In reality, life is basically a constant fluctuation of emotional highs and lows.  While you cannot control what happens outside your door, you CAN control yourself. There are things you can do to maintain a positive and even joyful mindset.

Southern Baptist Convention Removes Church With Registered Sex Offender Pastor

The Southern Baptist Convention, the largest Protestant denomination in the United States, on Tuesday expelled one of its churches for employing a pastor who is a registered sex offender. The move is the first significant action from the Southern Baptists after recent promises to improve the handling of sexual abuse allegations in churches.

Surprising Concerns Pastors See The US Church Facing

While issues like religious liberty and celebrity pastors garner significant headlines and social media discussion, they rank toward the bottom of the issues pastors say are major concerns facing the Christian church in the U.S. today. For almost three-quarters of American pastors (72%), watered down gospel teaching is a significant concern confronting the church today, according to Barna’s State of the Pastor study.

C.O.G.I.C. Church Rises to CA Govs Challenge to Help Homeless Youth

St. Paul Church of God in Christ in Sacramento, California, hopes to partner with city leaders to help provide transitional housing for homeless youth. Pastor Larry K. Joyner told ABC 10 News that the partnership would simply continue the church’s posture of outreach toward the community.

Free Sermon Kit – I Still Believe

Use this free sermon kit to be ready for one of the biggest movie debuts of 2020. On March 13 the movie “I Still Believe,” the real-life story of chart-topping singer Jeremy Camp is coming to theaters. The film, made by the creators of the movie “I Can Only Imagine,” is a powerful reminder that in the midst of life’s storms, true hope is only found in Christ. Movies like “I Still Believe” can be a great way to connect with your congregation and reach new people in your community, which is why we here at ChurchLeaders are excited to tell you about a 2-week sermon kit that’s just been released that could be perfect for you and your church.

Why Are Pastors Depressed

  As the evangelical church has become painfully aware recently, pastors struggle with mental illness, including depression and thoughts of suicide. In light of recent events, many are wondering: Why are pastors depressed? A survey of protestant clergy in Canada conducted in 2003 showed that 20 percent of respondents had been diagnosed with an emotional condition; specifically, 16 … Continue reading Why Are Pastors Depressed