Join the Ministry Message Board of Thousands of Church Leaders

Welcome to the largest online community in the world for practical church ministry. By joining Church Answers you will be connected to a team of experts providing answers for better church health.

What is Church Answers Central?

Church Answers Central is home to an online coaching and consulting hub. You have church questions, we have church answers. We have organized the most common church questions into a range of topics from the parking lot, the pulpit, the pew, and the people. The Church Answers community is a collaborative group of church leaders moderated by veteran experts on church practice.

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  • “Church Answers provides transformational information that empowers and equips pastors to lead effectively. Church Answers is relevant and addresses issues that pastors face today. Church Answers is an amazing tool for the local church.”

    Christopher Webb
    Cornerstone Community Church
  • “This is a group of people from various backgrounds (or tribes if you will) that do not see other groups as the competition but as followers of Christ who are trying to be a part of building the Kingdom!”

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    Virginia Beach, VA
  • “We have greatly benefitted from Church Answers because they have been a conduit of resources for us. They seem to always have the answer to our question, and if not, they know where to find it!”

    Dyer Harbor
    Oakland Baptist Church

Get Your Most Pressing Ministry Questions Answered by Church Leaders

Members will receive daily content from Church Answers contributors as well as exclusive deals to online resources. Members can submit topics and questions to Church Answers Central and receive responses in about 30 minutes. Direct messaging is available between individual users within the forum. All content is moderated by our Church Answers coaches.

Topics Addressed in the Church Answers Central Forum

  • Evangelism, Outreach & Growth
  • Revitalization, Adoption & Fostering
  • Discipleship & Assimilation
  • Small Groups
  • Finances & Stewardship
  • Missions
  • Church Strategy
  • Change & Conflict Management
  • Leading Staff & Resolving Issues
  • Pastor's Needs
  • Administration & Planning
  • Worship & Music
  • Children's & Student Ministry
  • Church By-laws
  • Facility Management & Security
  • Preaching & Leadership
  • Theology & Doctrine
  • Communications

Meet Your Moderators

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Thom S. Rainer

Founder, CEO, & Lead Coach
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Sam Rainer

President & Senior Coach
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Kevin Spratt

Vice President & Coach
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Brad Waggoner

Church Answers Coach
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Chuck Lawless

Church Answers Coach
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Art Rainer

Church Answers Coach
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Jess Rainer

Church Answers Coach
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Steve Schaufele

Church Answers Coach


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Chuck Carter

Church Answers Coach
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Join the Church Answers Community to Gain Access

Login credentials are required for the private community. Video content is included for on-demand viewing at your own pace. The online forum is compatible with all devices including Mac and PC, and is mobile friendly.

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Our Silver membership is for church and ministry leaders who want to engage directly with other church leaders and church health experts, and access insights from Thom Rainer. Get the support you’ve been searching for to propel you forward in ministry.

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Everything in Bronze, PLUS…

  • Church Answers Central
    Join our private digital forum of 2,000+ church leaders.
  • Regular Video Conferences with Thom Rainer
    Gain valuable insights into relevant topics with Thom Rainer.


Our Gold membership is for church and ministry leaders who want to maximize their church growth and personal leadership effectiveness with customized resources. Get a program tailored to specific areas of ministry and dedicated experts.

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Everything in Bronze and Silver, PLUS…

  • Know Your Community annual report
    Learn about your community’s demographics (who people are) and psychographics (what people prefer).
  • Annual Growth Report event
    Join our live webinar discussing observations from healthy growing churches.

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