Resources for Church Health
No matter your path toward church health,
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Getting the Best Out of Your Church Members without Burning Them Out
Why is everyone so tired? People are quitting and fewer people are left to do the work. Transitions are tiring. How do you start filling the energy tank? Watch pastors Sam Rainer and Matt McCraw discuss Getting the Best Out of Your Church Members without Burning Them Out, and learn how to start a cycle...
Becoming a Certified Church Consultant: The Seven Habits of Successful Consultants
Hundreds of churches close every year because of their inability to see problematic health issues within their own church. They overlook the problems. They don’t act. And the church dies. You can help them. However, some churches are starting to realize how big of a problem this can be, and they are seeking help. Churches...
Hospitality: The Invisible Opportunity for Every Church and How to Capture It Right Now
Hospitality is one of the most underrated ministries in the church, and it is expected of everyone! On this webinar, Thom and Sam talk about Hospitality: The Invisible Opportunity for Every Church and How to Capture It Right Now
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How Culture Changes At Different Size Churches
Church culture changes with church size. How are smaller and larger churches different? Josh and Sam discuss a variety of issues concerning church culture and church size: expectations from the church, systems within the church, and management of the church.
How Churches Are Growing in a Post-COVID World – Part 2: The Attitudinal Shift in Growing Churches in a Post-COVID World
In this three-part series, Kevin and Thom look at new research from Church Answers detailing how churches are growing since the pandemic. In this second part, they provide insights into the attitudes of leaders among the growing churches.
Latest Blog Articles
You Are Important
What is the price of two sparrows—one copper coin? But not a single sparrow can fall to the ground without your Father knowing it. And the very hairs on your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are more valuable to God than a whole flock of sparrows. (Matthew 10:29-31, NLT) *** My...
Leaders: Don’t Miss the Power of Symbols in Your Church
My first church was a megachurch of six people. The congregation was small in number, but it felt like a mega task to shepherd them. One of the first questions I asked of the lone deacon was, “What’s the deal with the old bell out front.” “I don’t know, but it’s really important.” On our...
Ten Reasons Pastors Are Glad They Quit Vocational Ministry
Last week we looked at some regrets pastors articulated about leaving their churches during “the Great Resignation.” In this article, we look at the other side of the coin. These pastors are glad they left pastoral ministry. Anecdotally, these comments were far more numerous than the comments of regret. In this post, we specifically focus...
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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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- Outreach & Evangelism
- Membership & Assimilation
- Church Health
- Church Revitalization
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Know Your Church 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