Leadership Development

Whether you have a large staff or a small team, developing leaders is one of the biggest opportunities you have to lead your church to healthy growth.

In fact, it’s not your service times, facility, Covid, or financial situation holding you back as much as it is a lack of leaders.  Great leaders can overcome a host of problems in a church, which makes leadership development one of your biggest growth drivers.

And here’s the great news…developing leaders is virtually free.  It’s the secret weapon for church growth and it will hardly impact the budget at all.  

When the leaders in the church get better, everything usually follows. 

Here are some of our best resources on this topic.
Five Things Pastors Can Do to Re-Energize Tired Teams
Five Things Pastors Can Do to Re-Energize Tired Teams

Your team is tired. Staff, leaders, and volunteers have lived with Covid complexity for a while with effects that will linger for years to come. Much of how they have done ministry has changed dramatically. People have new roles and responsibilities. Leaders have...

Seven Causes of Low Morale on Church Staff
Seven Causes of Low Morale on Church Staff

There's nothing like being on a team that's excited, focused, and winning. But for too many church teams, low morale is just a way of life.   Though deep down we should be excited, energized, and driven by our calling, we’re just…tired. We’re tired because we’re doing...

How to Use a Personal Growth Plan to Be a Better Leader
How to Use a Personal Growth Plan to Be a Better Leader

I’m a huge fan of setting goals. But there’s something more important, more powerful and far more effective than setting goals. Personal Growth Plans Plans beat goals every time. You can see this come to life in the health and fitness industry. People don’t just need...

How to Turn Volunteers into Leaders
How to Turn Volunteers into Leaders

To experience growth in your church, you need both volunteers and leaders. There’s a vast difference between the two and if you fail to grasp it, you might fail to grow as a church. There is a way to turn volunteers into leaders and I want to give you some practical...

3 Things That Keep People from Leading in Your Church
3 Things That Keep People from Leading in Your Church

We need more leaders. We’ve tried it all, but we can’t get people to step up. I end up doing everything because we don’t have enough leaders. A lack of leaders is the visible problem in your church, but we want to address the root cause. After all, if you simply put a...

7 Habits of Highly Effective Church Staff Members
7 Habits of Highly Effective Church Staff Members

In order to accomplish the vision God’s given you for your church, you will need a highly effective team. Here are essential traits to look for in potential new hires and to develop within your current team: Habit #1: They manage time and energy well. Managing your...

How to
Re-Engage Your Volunteers

Sure, you want to reach new people.  But let’s face it, just engaging your congreagation can be tough.  Without your donors, volunteers, leaders, and inviters out there doing their thing, your church is going to struggle.

The Senior Pastor's Guide

We put this together to give you some practical and actionable ideas to reach more people in your churches (as well as outside of them). We want you to be and feel fully equipped to reach people with the gospel of Jesus Christ.

In this guide, you'll read about…

  • Reaching More People
  • Leading Staff
  • Leading Volunteers
  • Stewardship
  • Breaking Growth Barriers

and more.

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I have been so blessed by this community. You will never know how much I needed these resources, words of encouragement, prayers, and just a place to come and lay out what's on my mind from time to time. I love being able to share with all of you. Thank you for serving together, and the fact that there is a spirit of working together and not of competition. Everything around me is so competitive that it is hard to fellowship with other pastors. Y'all are a Godsend. I thank the Lord he directed me here. Thank you from the depths of my heart.

Rob Watts, Pastor
Columbus West Church
Columbus, OH

If you're on the fence and you're thinking I don't know if this is for me, come join the community. The relationships you'll build with people that are a little bit further ahead from you are so incredible, and the relationships with people that may be a little bit further behind you, because we all know that we learn more from teaching others, often times than we do when we're being taught something. So it's an opportunity for you to both receive and give in this community and it's exciting. Ministry's hard. And doing it alone is even harder. So the Church Fuel community is a big piece of me not feeling all alone in doing ministry. Even though I have a team that I work with here locally, it's great to have other folks and other voices outside of our team locally and that's what Church Fuel is for me.

Jeremy Self, Pastor
 The Church at Lake Travis
Austin, TX

Church Fuel is an integral part to my personal leadership development, giving me specific items to work through in our staff and church. Our staff team became aligned to the same goals and we worked intentionally through them strengthening our team, culture, and systems. Not only would I say we have a healthier church culture, but I've greater confidence in what I'm doing and know specifically what to work on.

Lawrence Huey, Pastor
Epicentere West Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA

We built Church Fuel for pastors of normal-sized churches.

We don't use the term “small churches.”  Because you're not small, you're normal-sized.  You're showing up everyday, working hard to reach people and help them grow in their faith.

You don't have to be a mega-church to make an impact in your community.  You need passion and vision and calling, for sure.  But you also would benefit from systems, strategy, and practical best-practices.

Church Fuel will bring real-world training and resources to pastors and church leaders just like you.  We're not just for you…we're with you.