The Journal of Religious Leadership is published semi-annually by the Academy of Religious Leadership (ARL). As a peer-reviewed journal, the editorial team assesses articles by four criteria: scholarship (in an effort to promote faithful critical thinking about religious leadership), theological (as ARL is focused on religious leadership, matters of faith and practice are instrumental), expansive (the work of ARL seeks to extend and deepen both religion and leadership), and suggestive (work suggests outcomes, practices, behaviors, implications, etc. for readers to incorporate in their contexts).

Beginning with the Spring 2020 edition, the Journal of Religious Leadership will be published digitally for members and non-members. Issues will be printed only for libraries. Members can download the journal below for free. Non-members will be able to download at a future date for a fee.

NEW: Journal of Religious Leadership Autumn 2020

Journal of Religious Leadership Spring 2020

Editorial Board

Robert Martin, Managing Editor | email

Michael Wilson, Book Review Editor

Anne Clark, Copy Editor

Scott Simmons, Production Editor

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