Let’s face it, Being a pastor is hard. Really, Really Hard.
There seems to be no end to the amount of work we have to do to lead a church. There are sermons to prepare, staff meetings to run, and there is always that person who wants to have a talk about something you said in your sermon.
With all the pressures on a pastor, it is easy to get behind in your personal growth. Of course, that has to start quiet times. If you do not have a great relationship with Jesus it almost impossible to pastor the people God has put into your life.
In addition to our own devotions and time in the Word, it is important that church leaders continue to develop their gifts.
We need to make sure that we are growing daily. In the words of the revivalist Smith Wigglesworth: “If you are in the same place today as you were yesterday you are a backslider.”
As pastors, we can’t stay in the same place. We need to be constantly learning.
One of the best ways to do that is by learning from other pastors. Some of them take the time to communicate their experiences on their blogs. We can learn from their mistakes. We can be encouraged by their success.
Here are some of the most helpful church leadership blogs out there. Take the time to learn from those that are in the trenches with you.
1. Carey Nieuwhof
Carey is one of the most prolific church leadership bloggers out there. He is constantly creating new content and never shies away from tough subjects.
He never seems to be afraid to challenge his reader, and they are better for it.
In addition to his blog, he offers a leadership podcast with fantastic guests each week.
2. Ron Edmondson
Ron is the pastor at Immanuel Baptist Church and offers a fresh take church leadership and culture on his blog.
His content is geared toward lead pastors and includes lots of organizational leadership advice.
If you lead a church staff or think you may lead one in the future this blog is for you.
3. Tony Morgan
Tony is the Chief Strategic Officer at The Unstuck Group. His blog is all about helping churches get unstuck.
The numbers show that 80%-85% of churches in America are plateaued or declining. Tony’s blog aims to help correct that trend.
Tony writes about topics that challenge leaders to reconsider what they have always done. We can’t keep doing the same thing and expect different results.
4. Thom Rainer
One of our absolute favorite church leadership blogs is the from Thom Rainer. The President of LifeWay and has his finger on the pulse of the church in the US.
His work is geared toward anyone in a ministry role and is almost always valuable.
We love the way he seems to be ultra practical with all of his encouragement. Read a post and you will come away with next steps you can implement today.
5. The Exchange by Ed Stetzer
Ed is the former Director of LifeWay Research and currently serves as the Executive Director of the Billy Graham Center for Evangelism.
His blog, along with several other church leadership blogs, is hosted at Christianity Today and offers content that bridges the divide between ministry, culture and sometimes politics.
Ed is a pastor to pastors and his writings will challenge you to consider some of you deep help assumptions.
ChurchTechToday, run by Lauren Hunter is a blog for all things church and technology.
They produce consistently good content about church web development, church management software, and worship technology.
The team of writers are all experts in their industry and will equip you to take full advantage of technology in your church.
7. Vanderbloemen Search Group
The Vanderbloemen Search team are thought leaders in the area of church staffing and produce great content on that topic and a variety of others.
The blog is run not by one person, but the whole of their staff. Each person has a unique expertise and their posts are almost always worthwhile.
The majority of their content focuses on church human resources issues.
Pastors.com is designed to be a place where church leaders connect. Their main goal is to help you become a healthy pastor so you can lead a healthy church.
Rick Warren founded the blog and is still an active contributor.
Their content is very pastoral, always encouraging, and will help your church to be more effective in ministry.
9. Church Leaders
Church Leaders is all about resourcing pastors to become better leaders. They produce content daily from a variety of pastors from around the world.
In addition to providing content one of their goals is to provide a place of community for leaders.
They allow pastors to submit their own original content for publishing on the site.
10. Babylon Bee
No list of church leadership blogs would be complete without a little fun. The Babylon Bee is a new Christian satire site that you have probably seen on Social Media.
They are known for their hilarious headlines that poke fun at some of the quirks of Christian culture.
Their content is always light-hearted and fun in nature and can provide a refreshing laugh.
Did we miss any church leadership blogs that you read?
Is there a blog that is part of your weekly routine that we missed on this list? Let us know in the comments below and we’ll be sure to check it out?
Also – Our blog here at REACHRIGHT isn’t too shabby either. Make sure you check it out!