Ministry Coaching Made Personal

If philosophies are universal, then methods are contextual. Leaders often find it hard to bridge the gap from philosophical to contextual. A Church Answers coach is here to help you take big ideas and apply them practically in your context.

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What You Get

With Church Answers Coaching, you get a dedicated coach who will meet with you over video 6-8 times per year. The program is tailored to your specific area of ministry. Because of the personal commitment of the coaching, space is limited.

Private Virtual Coaching Sessions

Interactive feedback and advice from an experienced church leader.

Group Coaching Calls

Dynamic presentations and group collaboration on relevant church topics.

Church Answers Central Forum

Prayer-driven community seeking to grow healthy churches together.

Sample Topics Addressed in Coaching

  • Pastoral Leadership
  • Church and Personal Finance
  • Executive Pastor Leadership
  • Associate Pastor Leadership
  • Worship Ministry
  • Education Ministry
  • Kids Ministry
  • Church Planting
  • Social Media & Communications

Meet Your Coaches

Thom S. Rainer

Founder, CEO, & Lead Coach
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Sam Rainer

President & Senior Coach
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Chuck Lawless

Church Answers Coach
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Art Rainer

Church Answers Coach
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Jess Rainer Headshot

Jess Rainer

Church Answers Coach
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Brad Waggoner

Church Answers Coach
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Matt McCraw

Church Answers Coach
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Jacki King

Church Answers Coach
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Money-Back Guarantee

If for whatever reason you are not satisfied with our coaching you may receive a full refund. Request must be submitted within the first 30 days. No questions asked.

  • “Church Answers is without a doubt the best money I have ever spent in ministry. It’s like having an ongoing seminary class in practical ministry, but it’s interesting. The up-to-date information given by Thom and the Church Answers team is unmatched, and isn’t just aimed at megachurches. For a small church pastor, this is exceptional!”

    Josh White
    Pastor, North Carolina
  • “Church Answers has been an invaluable source of practical help from others who have walked the same path of church revitalization, upon which I believe God has placed me.  Having a safe place to ask for advice, feedback, and coaching has helped me to confidently move forward in leading our church to become a satellite campus of a larger, healthier church.  But most important is the sense of community I experience at Church Answers. Thanks to Church Answers, I now know that I am neither alone, abnormal, nor insane!”

    Bart Denny
    Campus Pastor Seffner, FL

Two Ways to Get Started with Ministry Coaching

Platinum Membership

Meet with your coach every month in a private, virtual coaching session with up to 10 sessions per year and 24/7 email and phone access to your coach. Discuss any topic that’s relevant to you and your ministry. Your coaching subscription renews every month and can be canceled any time. Includes Church Answers Gold Membership.

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Specialty Cohorts

Meet with your coach monthly in a virtual group coaching session for six sessions. Coaching sessions follow an established outline based on the cohort topic.


Frequently Asked Questions

Questions about coaching?

We would love to talk with you more about your specific needs. Please contact us.

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