Resources for Church Health
No matter your path toward church health,
we have the resources for your journey.
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. Sign up today for our next webinar, Bi-vocational and Co-vocational Ministry Models: The Future for Churches. This free webinar will take place on...
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...
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? Watch Thom Rainer and Sam Rainer for this important discussion. Download the notes below.
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Seeking Out Adoption When Your Church Is In Trouble
For some churches, the best pathway to better health is through adoption. When a church is adopted, a healthier and stronger congregation receives a more vulnerable congregation into the family. How can you start the process if you are trying to lead the struggling church? Josh and Sam offer their insight into this phenomenon. Don't wait until a crisis hits. Now is the time to build bridges with other churches and pastors.
Seven Updates on Pastoral Tenure after COVID
All other things being equal, longer pastoral tenure tends to enhance the health of a church. Kevin and Thom look at trends in pastoral tenure after COVID.
Latest Blog Articles
Numbers Do Matter: 10 Signs of a Disturbing Trend in Churches
One census was ordered by God. The other was instigated by Satan. God said that numbers do matter. He ordered a counting of all the people of Israel shortly after the people fled Egypt. You can see the specific mandate in Exodus 30:12-14. An entire book of the Bible is devoted to the progress and...
How Do Outsiders View Your Inside?
It’s pretty easy for us to think about what we think about when we think about the weekend experience at our churches. (Feel free to re-read that sentence. I won’t be offended.) After all, they’re our experiences. We gather together on a regular basis. We catch up with our long-time friends. We walk through the...
What You Might Be Missing in Your Church’s Annual Budget
Budget season is upon us. Most churches budget on a calendar year basis. Meetings begin in September and October to finalize the budget before Christmas. Churches are adapting with new ministry paradigms. Many congregations recently added digital strategies. There is a renewed focus on getting people back into groups. Adopting and fostering churches is becoming...
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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- Free Courses
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