Church Answers Cohorts

Specialized Ministry Coaching


Program Details

With Church Answers Cohorts, you get monthly training by video conference for five months with gifted leaders and your peers. We are currently running two cohort groups for the summer: Worship Leadership with Mike Harland; Effective Church Revitalization with Thom Rainer, Mark Clifton, Chuck Lawless, and Sam Rainer. These cohorts run from June through October 2019. Spring 2020 cohorts will begin in January and registration will open later in 2019 for those.


Program Cost

Pricing is available at a discounted rate for payments made in full at time of registration. Cohort registration is $500 when paid in advance. A monthly payment plan is also available at $120 per month for five months. Church Answers Silver benefits are also included in your cohort membership.

Worship Leadership Cohort with Mike Harland

  • The perfect training for worship leaders by the leading expert on corporate worship.
  • Five months of training via video conference.
  • Meet once a month with dynamic presentations and Q and A.
  • Helps a worship leader to work more effectively with the pastor.
  • Learn how to deal with worship style conflict.
  • Learn to plan for dynamic corporate worship.
  • Participate in a private worship cohort online community.
  • Much, much more . . .
About Mike Harland

About Mike Harland

Mike Harland grew up in Mississippi, graduated from Delta State University and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, and has led churches in worship leadership roles for most of his life. Since 2005, Mike has served as the Director of Worship at LifeWay Christian Resources. He is a published author, Dove Award winning songwriter, and a worship leader who sings and speaks nationally and internationally. His blog and podcast, “WorshipLife” is followed by pastors, worship leaders, and church musicians around the world.

Effective Church Revitalization Cohort

with Thom Rainer, Mark Clifton, Chuck Lawless, and Sam Rainer
  • The perfect training for church leaders who want to see their churches revitalized.
  • Incredible training for consultants, coaches, and denominational leaders who work with revitalizing churches.
  • Five months of training via video conference.
  • Meet once a month with dynamic presentations and Q and A.
  • Topics include:
    • Thom Rainer: “Keys for the Most Effective Church Revitalization”
    • Chuck Lawless: “Spiritual Issues in Church Revitalization”
    • Mark Clifton: “Looking at the Replanting Option”
    • Sam Rainer: “The First 90 Days in Church Revitalization (even if you’ve been at your church for a while)”
  • Participate in a private revitalization cohort online community
  • Much, much more . . .

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Cohort Interest

“Every great leader needs a coach.”—Jenni Catron, author and founder of The 4Sight Group

Leaders in the church often struggle on their own. They are often at their most effective when they have someone coaching them and pushing them to realize their full potential. And having a ministry coach can revolutionize your ministry by opening your eyes to new opportunities for personal and professional growth.

What Church Answers Members Are Saying:

“I have found Church Answers to add value not only to the church I lead, but it has also helped me to be a better leader. The content is distributed in such a way that is practical and the subject matter being covered always hits the bulls-eye. Church Answers is at the top of my most trusted resources!”

Charlie Moulton

Pastor, Lakeshore City Church

“Church Answers has quickly become my “go to” church resource. Dr. Rainer has a pastor’s heart with the intellect of a researcher. His guidance is grounded in the Bible and accompanied by both statistical analysis and years of experience. Also, the benefit of engaging with ministry peers on video conference calls and Facebook has proven to be invaluable.”

Michael Rubino

Pastor, Cornerstone Bible Church


Also Available at Church Answers

Church Answers Silver

Includes monthly staff meetings, access to Church Answers Central Q&A forum, bonus video instruction, and more.

Church Answers Gold

Includes personalized coaching via video 6-8 times per year as well as email access to your coach. Space is limited.

Church Answers Platinum

Includes personal coaching calls, 24/7 priority email access to Thom S. Rainer, and a private, annual multi-day meeting in Nashville.