This page provides numerous articles that can help the pastor become a more effective pastor. There is no reason for the pastor to re-invent the wheel! This material is free…and available for download and immediate implementation.
5 Ways to Deal with Insecurity as a Pastor/Leader – Seminary doesn’t train you for the real world. (Even Moses experienced insecurity.) Distribute this discussion to the struggling (perhaps new) pastors you know.
7 Commonalities in Pastors who Excel at Church Transition – by Ron Edmondson.
Explanation Chart of Pastor, Elder, Bishop – PowerPoint chart.
7 Rookie Mistakes New Leaders Often Make – This handout ought to be given to every beginning pastor.
Compensation Planning Guide – how to organize the pay package to get the best bang for the bucks!
Eight Reasons To Be A Bi-Vocational Pastor – God must have loved the bi-vocational pastor because He made so many of us!
5 Principles of a Transformational Leader – Pastor-shepherds are in the transformation business. It is not easy leading. This checklist will help you know if you are on the right track.
7 Paradigms Which Can Encourage Church Growth – Ron Edmondson’s comments should be reviewed often.
What Makes a Church Toxic? Author Philip Yancey shares his own experiences.
5 Post-Pandemic Church Growth Accelerators – the world is changing! Share Carey Nieuwhof’s wise words with your leadership team.
Finding A Way Through Conflict – I wish someone had shared this booklet with me in my early years! By Dennis Burton and Wayne Oakes.
Three Questions Church Leaders Need to Ask Now – good handout for your next leadership meeting.
Eight Emotions to Change – There are always naysayers to change. What motivates them?
The Upcoming Pastor Shortage and What To Do About It – this situation will rapidly intensify in the next decade. The median pastor age is now 57. Are we ready for a massive surge of retirements?
Avoid The Top 5 Reasons For Pastoral Terminations – Bob Sheffield provides some excellent pointers.
5 of the Worst leadership Traits. All men are fallible. Keep this list where you can review it from time to time!
7 Practical Tips to Help You Stop Working 7 Days a Week – Easily adapted to your situation.
Pastor Search Committee Guidebook – Prepared by Ed Gilman & Lewis McMulle
Help! Our Pastor Search Committee is Taking Too Long – this document belongs in the hands of the search committee.
Pastor Search Committee Training Workbook – bring order to the chaos!
Pastor Search Committee Manual – Prepared by the Georgia Baptist Convention. Excellent!
Our Pastor Left–What Should We Do Now? Guidelines by church revitalization specialist Tommy Lockwood.
How to Pray for Your Pastor – This article by Laverne Brown should be distributed periodically to your church members. You need their prayers, and they need to know that you appreciate their prayers.
12 Things a Church Pastor Cannot Do – This list should be published in the church bulletin/newsletter every October during Pastor Appreciation Month.
Video: What God Expects the Pastor to Be Then Do! The members focus on what a pastor should do and their list is long! However, God first focuses on what a pastor is to BE! Preached to my church prior to my retirement.
How To Handle Negative Voices – Ron Edmondson points out the negatives and positives about the negative people in your church. They’re the same everywhere!
Nine Pitfalls of Church Conflict – Read it BEFORE the conflict comes!
When the Church Damages You – Sooner or later most of us get hurt. How should we view such hurt?
Adrian Rogers Sermon Collection – read his sermons on-line. The best preacher I ever heard!
Key Considerations for Budgeting in Changing Times – great handout for your Finance team.
Five Things Every Pastor Needs to Know about the Church Budget – Item #1: “reflects the philosophy of ministry.” You know you have a problem if the budget for flowers is bigger than the budget for outreach! Great article.
5 Musts About A Church Nursery – Cliff Hartley’s list is worthy of a leadership meeting discussion.
5 Suggestions for Pastors When People Leave Your Church – Ron Edmondson provides excellent leadership tools.
Leadership That Works – by Keith Leith. Source of ppt is unknown.
Housing Allowance Tax Mistakes – how to take legal advantage of your housing allowance.
Ten Things To Pray For Your Wife – how to pray more intelligently for your best ministry partner.
Advice For Assistants – review this advice on a weekly basis!
How Pastors Spend Their Time – see how you compare. Distribute to your leaders.
How To Do A Funeral Tribute With Flowers – this short ceremony adds much to the grave service!
How To Do The Funeral Of A Baby – this message was well received.
Premarital Counseling – Ron Edmondson’s approach makes sense!
Ten Things Pastors Don’t Like About Pastoring – from researcher Thom Rainer
How To Lead Under Pressure – more from Thom Rainer
Eight Warning Signs For Forced Terminations – Thom Rainer’s list will make sense.
Handling Complaints Against The Pastor – follow this process from a conciliator
Why Pastors Get Fired – Data from Southern Baptist Convention
Defining Moments In Ministry – think for a moment about the big, big picture.
Billy Graham’s Biggest Regrets – end of ministry analysis in his own words.
How Churches Should Treat Pastor’s Children – by Thom Rainer
In Preparation Of The New Year – good way to psychologically reset for the new year.