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

  • Article: Church Safety: WWJD?
  • Article: Focus of Church Safety
  • Article: Integrity Breaks in Regard to Church Safety
  • Article: Perspective in Church Safety
  • Article: Safety Because Love Protects
  • Article: Safety Because of the Great Commission
  • Article: Safety Coordinated by a Church Security Team
  • Article: Safety Measures in the Church?
  • Article: Safety Takes Everybody Doing Their Part
  • Article: Safety Measures in the Church: Trust God or Take Precautions?
  • Book: Church Security: Providing a Safe Worship Environment
  • Book: Safe Place: Guidelines for Creating an Abuse-Free Environment in Local Church Ministry by Marv Parker
  • Book: The Missing Ministry: Safety, Risk Management, and Protecting Your Church
  • Resources: Church Safety Resources for a Variety of Areas
  • Qualities

    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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