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The Pastor is Meant for More Than Sunday

You’ve probably heard the statistics telling us that pastors are leaving the ministry in droves. Whether or not the numbers are accurate, one thing is certain: Pastors are facing a host of unique and taxing demands, and many are experiencing burnout. If you are a pastor who’s struggling to keep your head above water, know that there’s hope. As you shepherd your congregation, many organizations are working hard to shepherd you.

LifeWay Pastors

LifeWay Christian Resources exists to assist churches and believers to evangelize the world to Christ, develop believers, and grow churches by being the best provider of relevant, high quality, high value Christian products and services.

Christianity Today Pastors

Sign up today for our newsletter: CT Pastors. Each weekly issue contains support and tips from the editors of Leadership to help you in your ministry. is a place for Christian leaders to connect. Our passion is healthy pastors leading healthy churches, so we’ve put together a flowing stream of content to nourish and enrich the lives and leadership of Pastors everywhere as well as a dynamic community where church leaders can draw encouragement and wisdom from one another.

Ministry Grid

Don't know where to start with Ministry Grid? Training Pathways provide foundational, advanced, and expert-level training modules within specific ministry areas. Whether you're looking to train volunteers, teachers, or other leaders, use these pathways to equip all individuals within your church.

RightNow Media

RightNow Media is an online, customizable resource for churches to equip, train and inspire people to live out their faith. Our site has over two dozen libraries with great video content for kids, youth, families, Bible study groups, church leaders and pastors.

Desiring God Pastors Conferences

God is most glorified in us, when we are most satisfied in him — exists to help people everywhere understand and embrace this truth. We aim to make the glory of God and the goodness of joy the foundation and flavor of everything we do.

New Churches wants to help you build a strong foundation by connecting you with top experts in the field of church planting and multi site ministry, and by regularly providing you with the resources, information, and community you need to thrive.

The Gospel Coalition: Ministry Channel

The Gospel Coalition encourages and educates current and next-generation Christian leaders by advocating gospel-centered principles and practices that glorify the Savior and do good to those for whom he shed his life's blood. A biblically grounded and united mission is the only enduring future for the church.

Rainer on Leadership

In addition to speaking in hundreds of venues over the past 20 years, Rainer led Rainer Group, a church and denominational consulting firm, from 1990 to 2005. The firm provided church health insights to over 500 churches and other organizations over that period.

The Global Leadership Summit

The Global Leadership Summit is a world-class experience designed to help you get better and embrace your grander vision-the reason God called you to lead.

Care for Pastors

Care for Pastors vision is to see every pastoral family persevering in ministry, developing a healthy church and leading in community transformation.

Soul Keeping: Caring For the Most Important Part of You

The health of your soul isn’t just a matter of saved or unsaved. It’s the hinge on which the rest of your life hangs. It’s the difference between deep, satisfied spirituality and a restless, dispassionate faith.

Pastor's Spouses Experience Mixed Blessings

Being the spouse of a pastor is no easy job. In this study, Lifeway uncovered common challenges these spouses face and ways to address them so the entire family can serve in healthy ministry.

Thriving Pastor

A ministry site helping pastors and churches thrive

His Power, Our Preaching

It is important that we pastors hone our skills in preaching and teaching. But it is more important that we lean heavily on the Holy Spirit for power in these things.

Pastor Care

Ministry, like every other occupation, has its ups and downs, its discouragements and excitements. But being a pastor is unique. As a minister, your heart, soul, mind, and body are given over to caring for others. You get intimately involved in the lives of those you serve. And it's that involvement which can cause both blessing and fatigue. Pastor Care wants to help.

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