Christian Church Ministry Leadership Resources

Church and ministry leadership resources abound to equip, train, and provide ideas for today's church and ministry leaders to help them lead more effectively. Below you will find a variety of resources covering a spectrum of issues leaders might face or practices they could implement.

Click on a tab below to view a list of resources about church leadership in general and specifically about leaders' qualities, skills, and tasks.

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General Church Leadership Helps

Developing Church Leaders, Including the Next Generation

Examples for Leaders to Follow


Church Discipline

Church Growth and Church Health

Core Values

Legalities for Churches

Purpose of the Church

Safety Issues in the Church


Leadership Qualities: Character & Attitude of the Leader

Personality of the Leader

DISC Biblical Personality System

Power for Leadership Ministry & the Church

Prayer Life of Church Leaders



Change Management


Conflict Management and Dealing with Criticism





Relationship Building


Strategic Planning

Team Building

Time Management

Vision Casting & Goal Setting


Boards, Committees, Ministry Team Meetings

Evaluation - Assessment of the Ministry

Facilities Management

Financial Management & Budgeting

Job Descriptions, aka Ministry Descriptions

Policies & Procedures

Record Keeping & Reporting


Staff Evaluations

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