Resources for Church Health
No matter your path toward church health,
we have the resources for your journey.
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 the apathy? Join Thom Rainer and Sam Rainer on Thursday, October 28 at 1 pm EDT for “Moving Your Church from Apathy...
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.
Revitalization Revisited: Nine New Factors Driving Renewal
It is no secret that the COVID pandemic has impacted churches. We identified nine factors from this season that have accelerated the need for revitalization. We want to share with you what we are hearing from pastors all over the country and why we believe the time is now for revitalizing churches. Watch this recorded...
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Latest Podcast Episodes
5 Crucial Retirement Questions | Guest: Chuck Bentley
Saving for the future is wise. In this episode, Chuck Bentley, CEO of Crown Financial Ministries, answers some crucial retirement questions.
Overcoming Stress and Burnout in Life and Ministry – An interview with Carey Nieuwhof
Stress, burnout, and being overcommitted and overworked have become a part of everyday life for many people. But, what can you do about it? On today’s episode, Thom and Sam talk with Carey Nieuwhof about how to reclaim margin in your busy life.
Latest Blog Articles
Apathy: Why It Has Hit the Church So Hard and Your Next Step to Break Out of It
“I’m managing each week as they come. I don’t have the energy to think further out.” The pastor was struggling to regain his passion, and he was expressing frustration with himself. He is self-aware enough to recognize his apathy. At the same time, he was unsure how to move forward from the malaise. The problem...
8 Reasons Some Church Members are a Thorn in a Pastor’s Side
Any of us who’ve pastored very long recognize that most churches (if not all) have at least one member who seems to be opposed to everything the pastor wants. Those members can be a continual irritation for even the most patient pastor. In my opinion, though, it’s important to consider possible reasons behind their actions: ...
Five Reasons Your Church’s Giving Is Increasing Even Though Attendance Is Lower
“Our attendance is down 20 percent, but our giving is up 10 percent!” We hear similar comments like that one frequently. When the first quarantine began, there was a clear and valid concern that churches would not have the funds to continue their ministries and keep their staff. Then the surprise came for some churches....
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!
Self-Paced Video Training Topics
- Outreach & Evangelism
- Membership & Assimilation
- Church Health
- Church Revitalization
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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