Resources for Church Health
No matter your path toward church health,
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Why Church Leaders Are Ready to Quit: Rediscovering Joy in Your Ministry
The past eighteen months have been stressful for church leaders. Many people are changing jobs or leaving the ministry altogether. Thom and Sam Rainer discuss Why Church Leaders Are Ready to Quit: Rediscovering Joy in Your Ministry. Click below to download the presentation slides. Download Notes HERE
Moving Your Church from Apathy to Growth
Do you feel like your members and leaders have a bad case of apathy in this post-COVID era? You are not alone. Would you like some practical and God-given steps to move beyond apathy? Watch the replay of Thom Rainer and Sam Rainer discuss why apathy exists and what to do about it in “Moving...
Bi-vocational and Co-vocational Ministry Models: The Future for Churches
More than ever before, churches are employing bi-vocational or co-vocational pastors and staff. This trend has accelerated since the pandemic. Join us for an informative discussion about what these staffing models entail. Watch our latest webinar, Bi-vocational and Co-vocational Ministry Models: The Future for Churches. Download the slides from the webinar below.
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Passing The Promise: An Interview with Keith Getty
On today’s episode of Rainer on Leadership we are celebrating the release of Keith and Kristyn Getty’s new album, “Confessio - Irish American Roots”. Thom and Sam discuss the inspiration for the album, the Getty family’s recent year-long trip to Ireland, and what’s next for Getty Music.
The Hardest Part of Preaching Sermons
Preaching isn't easy. In this episode, Josh and Sam discuss what they believe to be the hardest parts of communicating God's Word through a sermon. All of the Bible is preachable, but not every part is easy to teach. We cover the delivery of sermons, the concepts in writing sermons, and the best way to apply sermons through illustrations.
How to Evaluate a Church That Has Contacted You about Being Its Pastor – Part 3 of 3: When a Church Is Looking for a Pastor
You have been contacted by a church. They want to consider you as a candidate for pastor. How do you evaluate your fit for the church? Kevin and Thom offer seven practical steps to take.
Latest Blog Articles
15 Lessons I’ve Learned from 40 Years in Ministry
One of the members of the Church Answers’ community started a discussion that I absolutely loved. After some lengthy prefatory comments, he asked the community: When things are tough, when you feel like you have no more to give, what are some of the things that keep you moving forward? His post created a great...
How to Lead Like a Bully (in Three Easy Steps)
The Old Testament story of Rehoboam is one of the most haunting in all of scripture. In it, we see a man who had the ability to unite Israel and rebuild his family’s legacy, but instead he split the kingdom. Here’s the quick backstory of 1 Kings 12: King Solomon has just died. His 40...
Major Warning Signs Stress is Starting to Impair Your Leadership
Every pastor gets overwhelmed. The pressures of ministry are real and many, and seasons of stress are bound to occur. I’m sure many of you have stories of severe storms in which the stress was overwhelming. However, when ongoing stress starts to define a pastor, it becomes a contagion that spreads to others. Unresolved stress...
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Pray & Go
The Outreach Program for Everyone
- 8 Videos Packed with Insights from Experienced Leaders
- Tips & Tricks to Launch and Maintain an Effective Program
- Downloadable Templates & Sample Prayers
- Clear Outline of Roles & Responsibilities
The Complete Membership Class Toolkit
A comprehensive guide to in-person and virtual member classes.
Looking for a resource to revamp your membership class? The Complete Membership Class Toolkit includes all the resources you need to facilitate a successful class. The kit includes:
- Participant video course
- Leader training course
- Guides for in-person and virtual classes
- Downloadable templates
16 Quick Adjustments
Small adjustments that will reach more people
How to Double Your Preaching Effectiveness
Best practices to improve your communication skills
The Church Answers team collected data from over 700 pastors to compile a resource that reflects 14,000 years of wisdom in the areas of:
- Preaching priorities
- Prayerful planning
- Personal humility
- and much more!
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