Welcome to Leader

Practical. Effective. Anabaptist.

Leader magazine offers practical, hands-on ideas for effective ministry in your church. And its full-color layout—with photos, information graphics, study questions, and other handy takeaways—makes it easy to understand and put to good use.

Our mission is to grow all types of congregational leaders as they strive to faithfully participate in the mission of God. With a focused Anabaptist lens, the practical articles and worship resources in each quarterly issue of Leader seek to engage the breadth of the church around shared themes.

Recent and upcoming themes include:

  • Fall 2015: Missional church 2.0
  • Winter 2015-16: The nuts and bolts of the church
  • Spring 2016: Who is Jesus?
  • Summer 2016: Congregations and trauma
  • Fall 2016: Forgiveness and forbearance
  • Winter 2016-2017: Who is Jesus anyway?
  • Spring 2017: Race, class, power and the church

Who should read Leader?

Certainly Leader is relevant for pastors, but the ideas, articles, and tips in each issue are relevant for all kinds of congregational leaders: elders, church councils or boards, mission or outreach committees, Christian education committees, worship teams, and all others who shape the identity and purpose of the congregation.

Order multiple copies of Leader to put to use in your church, and watch for the great ways that Leader's focused Anabaptist lens is about to make your ministry even more effective.

More than a magazine

Through this website, we offer additional resources not found in the magazine. Browse the "Resources" menu on the left for practical ideas and quarterly worship materials.

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