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

General Church Leadership Helps

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Developing Church Leaders, Including the Next Generation

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Examples for Leaders to Follow

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Issues

Church Discipline

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Church Growth and Church Health

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Core Values

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Legalities for Churches

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Purpose of the Church

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Safety Issues in the Church

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Qualities

Leadership Qualities: Character & Attitude of the Leader

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Personality of the Leader

DISC Biblical Personality System

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Power for Leadership Ministry & the Church

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Prayer Life of Church Leaders

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Skills

Administration

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Change Management

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Communication

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Conflict Management and Dealing with Criticism

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Coordination

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Decision-Making

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Delegation

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Organization

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Relationship Building

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Staffing

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Strategic Planning

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Team Building

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Time Management

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Vision Casting & Goal Setting

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Tasks

Boards, Committees, Ministry Team Meetings

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Evaluation - Assessment of the Ministry

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Facilities Management

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Financial Management & Budgeting

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Job Descriptions, aka Ministry Descriptions

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Policies & Procedures

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Record Keeping & Reporting

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Scheduling

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Staff Evaluations

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