Resources for Church Health
No matter your path toward church health,
we have the resources for your journey.
How to Help Churches in Transition: Becoming a Certified Interim Pastor
The pandemic resulted in pastors and staff members stepping down from their roles in great numbers. Could God be calling you to help fill the gap? Join Thom Rainer and Sam Rainer on Thursday, August 12, at 1:00 pm EDT for this important discussion.
How Stalled Churches Are Kickstarting Growth Right Now
How can you grow your church if you don’t know the people in your community? Church Answers is looking for patterns of how churches are growing in the post-quarantine era. One of the most common things they are doing differently is rediscovering their communities. Watch this webinar as Sam and I discuss How Stalled Churches...
Restoring the Habit of In-Person Worship
In March of 2020, the pandemic forced churches to move weekly gatherings online. I believe it was the responsible thing for churches to do in view of the health and safety of everyone. Now the world is beginning to open up. Even some of the strictest local governments will be back to “normal” by the...
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A New Kind Of Pastoral Assistant
Josh's Administrative Assistant joins the show to discuss what it looks like to be a Pastoral Assistant in 2021. We give helpful discussion points in defining the relationship as well as setting expectations and working well together. From calendaring and correspondence to providing helpful and timely information during a discussion and assistant can be incredibly helpful. This show will help you as you find the one who is going to help you.
Our Church’s Bylaws Are Dated. Should I Even Worry About It?
Almost every week, the team at Church Answers gets one or more questions about bylaws. For many church leaders, bylaws seem to be, at best, a necessary evil. Thom and Kevin look at this issue from a few different angles with the guarded conclusion that, yes, church leaders do need to examine their bylaws.
5 Good Ways to Spend Money
Give generously. Save wisely. Live appropriately. That’s the 3-step financial pattern we see in the Bible. And most of the time, we talk about those first two steps—give generously and save wisely. In this episode, Art answers listener questions, including one about living appropriately and spending money.
Latest Blog Articles
7 Practical Ways to Prep for Fall
I’m not a prophet or the son of a prophet, but my gut tells me that this fall is going to be huge for our churches. Families are returning from vacation, people are getting back into routines, and a global pandemic seems to be waning. All of that means that church parking lots and pews...
Why Am I Struggling to Implement Vision in My Church? Three Common Snags Holding Pastors Back
Vision without strategy is merely a dream. Several variations of the preceding phrase are attributed to any number of writers and thinkers. It’s an important thought. Strategy is the pathway to vision. Many pastors have a vision for their churches, but they don’t know how to create a pathway to accomplish their goals. Strategy is...
The Challenges Churches Face Leasing Facilities in a Post-COVID World
We are only beginning to assess and realize the changes and challenges COVID brought to churches. One of those challenges emerged during the pandemic. Churches that leased facilities were not able to return when the restrictions of the pandemic lifted. Some of them lost their leases altogether. Let’s look at some of these issues and...
20+ Video Training Courses
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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- Outreach & Evangelism
- Membership & Assimilation
- Church Health
- Church Revitalization
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Church Health Tools
Know Your Self
Church Health Report
Learn how to leverage what your church does well to improve what it doesn't do well.
Church Consultation University
Become Certified as a Church Consultant In as Little as 6 Months
Join Thom Rainer for this video-based training and learn how to combine your experience with these consulting tools to help churches increase their Kingdom impact.
- Licensed certification
- Step-by-step training
- Personal coach
- Templates for client proposals & reports