Administration and Pastoral Leadership

Explore resources to keep your leadership effective and growing.


Seven years into ministry, John C. Maxwell envisioned a ministry to other pastors. After studying the correlation between effective leadership and effective ministry, John began INJOY in 1985 to develop leaders of excellence and integrity by providing resources and training for personal and professional growth. In 2004, INJOY sponsored 165 events with over 215,000 attendees. The organization embraces the statement of its founder: Everything rises and falls on leadership, on its course to becoming a legendary people development company.


John Mark Ministries

John Mark Ministries began in 1991, in response to the overwhelming flood of pastors leaving their ministries. The site provides resources and encouragement to pastors, ex-pastors, church leaders and their spouses.

Since 1984, Leadership Network  has fostered church innovation  and growth through strategies, programs, tools and resources  that are consistent with our  far-reaching mission: to identify, connect and help high-capacity Christian leaders multiply  their impact.


Focus on the Family

The Focus on the Family website provides suggestions, articles, and more for Christian Caregivers. The links below will take you to each individual ministry of Focus on the Family and affiliated organizations.


The Parsonage – Pastoral Care from Focus on the Family

Focus on the Family has established a special ministry for pastors and their families. They seek to partner with pastors as they serve the Lord in these difficult days. According to their website, “Our mission is to facilitate spiritual restoration and renewal for ministry families through resources and services that will assist in bringing balance to their personal and professional lives.”

The websites on this page have been recommended by Free Will Baptist pastors and leaders. The inclusion of a link, however, should not be considered a blanket endorsement of the site. Discernment is encouraged on the part of every reader.