8 Essential Blogs for Pastors to Read in 2018

by Samantha Villenave

Leadership. Church growth. Time management. Reflecting the nature of Jesus Christ. If you are a believer working in a church leadership role, these topics are certainly common preoccupations. It is very likely that you are continually looking for new resources and help as you seek to fulfill the call that God has placed on your life.

The great news is that wisdom on these subjects, on any subject, has never been more prevalent and accessible than it is today! There are so many wonderful avenues through which we can be taught and strengthened as leaders. Blogs are one of my favorites. Whether encountering a happy accident while searching the web or inbox emails from my favorite subscriptions, I am grateful that part of my job working on the ChurchStaffing team consists of staying up to date on the heart and pulse of church leadership.

I’d like to share with you a few of my favorites, as a suggested reading list for this upcoming new year:

  1. Michael Hyatt

If you aren’t subscribed to something by Michael Hyatt, you are missing out! His blog exudes effortless wisdom and golden nuggets for the leader in each of us. A stroll through the categorized archives will lead you to nearly any leadership topic you could be looking for. Don’t have time to read? Subscribe to the podcast and listen to it while you multitask, or on your commute.

  1. Preaching.com

Preaching’s mission is “To equip pastors to live and lead well”. Formerly Preaching Magazine, the now online-only site is chock-full of leadership articles, book reviews, and women’s ministry resources. Contributors include John Piper, Jeff Vanderstelt, and Albert Mohler. Preaching also connects to a partner site providing sermon notes for pastors and church leaders, SermonSearch.com.

  1. Lolly Daskal

CEO and founder of Lead from Within, and author of National Bestseller The Leadership Gap, Lolly’s approach to leadership is a powerful voice for pastors seeking to make a meaningful difference in the lives of those around them. Lolly is well known in corporate circles as an executive coach, but her leadership principles are empowering in a way that transcends boundaries, and much of her perspective can be applied to church leaders who are seeking to go beyond their natural capacities and do something truly great for the Kingdom.

  1. Ron Edmondson

We’re blessed to have Ron Edmondson as a regular contributor to the ChurchStaffing.com blog. (You may have seen his articles featured in our newsletters!) Ron is a pastor, church leader, church planter, but also has a passion for the marketplace and government. His articles on church leadership, team building, community engagement, and culture draw from his experience in each area.   

  1. Pastors.com

Founded by Rick Warren, Pastors.com’s mission statement it to promote “healthy pastors leading healthy churches”. If you’re looking to create a healthy, Christ-driven culture with a congregation and leadership team that is walking in balanced relationships and the victory of divine purpose, the articles and resources of this site will be fuel towards your mission.

  1. J.D. Greer

Begun as an archive of sermons from The Summit Church, this blog is an open door into the heart and thoughts of a pastor who passionately believes in churches with a “sending model” If you aren’t afraid of the harder questions that transcend the walls between church and society at large, this blog is for you!

  1. Crosswalk

The Intersection of Faith and Life” (and one of our own sister-sites) the Crosswalk blog has a rich wealth of articles for pastors and devotionals by a diversity of contributors, such as Dr. Charles Stanley, Chuck Swindoll, Dr. Jack Graham and many more!

  1. Thom Ranier

CEO and president of LifeWay Christian Resources and best-selling author, Thom’s blog is filled to the brim with leadership and church-culture articles, as well as a bi-weekly podcast.


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