Welcome to Leader
Equipping the Missional Congregation
Welcome to Leader, a quarterly magazine for pastors and lay leaders in Anabaptist congregations. Leader exists to inspire, equip, and empower congregations to reach their potential as Spirit-led, missional expressions of the church of Christ. In each issue you will find:
Stories of congregations, profiles of leaders, and reflections on key issues in the church.
Regular columns entitled: Pastoring God’s People, Guiding Worship, Forming Faith, Tending Body Life, Managing the Church, Engaging the World, and Pondering the Word.
Seasonal Worship Resources.
Worship resources include calls to worship, prayers, hymn suggestions, children's activities, responsive readings, sermon starters, and visual helps—for Advent (Fall issue), Lent-Easter (Winter issue), Pentecost Sunday (Spring issue). Summer worship resources are coordinated with the Shine Bible curriculum.
. . . And more.
Short, practical tips on aspects of leadership; information on church trends and events; humor; and suggested books and other resources.
More than a magazine.
Through this web site, we offer other resources that we cannot include in the magazine. Browse the "Resources" menu on the left for practical ideas and materials for pastors; worship leaders; Christian nurture and education leaders; deacons, elders, and care givers; trustees and council members, and mission and service leaders.
Upcoming changes in the worship resources on the Leader website
We are making a few changes in the worship resources offered in Leader. Here's what you can look for:
We are excited about these changes and hope you will be as well.