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 2021 Can we talk about . . . politics?

Winter 2021–22 Lessons learned: Visions of a post-COVID church


  • How many miles have we walked?
    by Judith McCartney
  • Ten trends for the post-pandemic church
    by Joe Hackman and Amy Gingerich
  • COVID, Jesus, and the 20/20 vision
    by Linda Thiessen-Belch

Spring 2022 Voices of the Minority

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