Practical. Effective. Anabaptist.

Leader magazine offers practical, hands-on ideas for effective ministry in your church with feature articles, new resources, and worship series for Advent/Christmas/Epiphany, Lent/Easter, Pentecost, and summer. 

Our mission is to empower congregational leaders as they strive to faithfully participate in God’s mission. With a focused Anabaptist theological lens, each quarterly issue of Leader seeks to engage the breadth of the church around shared themes.

Who should read Leader?

Leader is relevant for pastors and pastoral teams, and the ideas, articles, and tips in each issue are also relevant for all congregational leaders: elders, church councils or boards, mission or outreach committees, spiritual formation ministries, worship teams, and all who shape the identity, purpose, and mission of the congregation.

Order multiple copies for your congregation’s leaders, and watch for the great ways Leader’s Anabaptist focus makes your congregation’s ministry more effective.

Recent and upcoming themes include:

Fall 2022 —
Joining the Beat: New Rhythms for Ministry and Mission


  • Joining God’s plan for the church in unexpected times by Andie Joseph
  • We carry the Story by Conrad L. Kanagy
  • A congregation’s song in times of pastoral transition by Hillary Watson

Winter 2022-2023 —
Everything Belongs to God

More than a magazine

Leader offers additional resources not found in the magazine.