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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...
Become a Certified Church Consultant: The Need That Has Never Been Greater
There are literally churches all around you who need a fresh set of eyes, and they are looking for consultants. The need for consultant training has never been greater. Gone are the days of homogeneous church culture. Church consultants in 2021 will deal with a variety of problems, issues, and cultural dynamics, so well-rounded training...
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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.
From $1.06 and 25 People to a $700,000 Budget and a Church of 450 – An Interview with Jonathan Smith
Imagine a church on life support one year that has moved to thriving within a few years. Though you've heard of church turnarounds, you've rarely heard a story this dramatic. Sam and Thom interview Jonathan Smith with Texas Baptists to hear about this God-sized story.
Having “The Talk”: Premarital Counseling Advice
What are some best practices for leading premarital counseling sessions? On this episode, Josh and Sam discuss their approaches. What are some good questions to ask couples? How can you not make this counseling a waste of everyone's time? Two books to consider as resources are Right from the Start and The Meaning of Marriage.
Latest Blog Articles
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...
How to Get Your Pastor Active on Social Media
“Do I have to do this?” That is the question that I get from a lot of pastors when it comes to social media. It’s not that they want to get out of doing work or that they’re anti-social, it’s just that social media seems like one more thing on their to-do list with little...
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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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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