Five Types of Interventions for Churches Needing Revitalization

Episode #491
December 7, 2018
Rainer on Leadership Podcast Logo

Podcast Episode #491

Interventions can meet a great need in churches—and many churches need them. Today we discuss five types of interventions, and I tell the story of my strangest church consultation moment.

Some highlights from today’s episode include:

  • Online coaching has the potential to help pastors and churches in a way we’ve never seen before.
  • One of the greatest encouragements to pastors is them knowing they are not going through something alone.
  • Revitalization requires a decision to stop doing what a church has been doing to decline and start doing something else in order to grow.
  • Knowing when it’s time to pass the baton to the next leader is a difficult decision for a leader to make.

The five intervention types we cover are:

  1. Coaching intervention
  2. Consulting intervention
  3. Community intervention
  4. Relaunching intervention
  5. Leadership intervention

Resources mentioned in today’s podcast

Episode Sponsors

The ministry landscape is changing, and the need for biblical training is more necessary than ever. It’s time to get your Master of Divinity degree. The M.Div —Midwestern Seminary’s flagship degree program — is the primary track for ministry preparation. At just 81 hours, the Midwestern M.Div offers a complete foundation for full-time ministry leaders, offering everything you need, and nothing you don’t. Join other students in vibrant Kansas City as you train in a unique collaborative environment focused on the local church or study online in your current ministry context. Midwestern Seminary is developing a discipleship culture devoted to the local church and committed to God’s unchanging Word. Why not start your training today?

Find out more at

Vanderbloemen Search Group is the premier pastor search firm dedicated to helping churches and ministries build great teams. They’ve helped thousands of churches just like yours find their church staff and are uniquely geared to help you discern who God is calling to lead your church.

For more information, visit


If you have a question you would like answered on the show, fill out the form on the podcast page here on Church Answers.