Coaching Cohort

Growing Beyond the 100-150 Weekly Attendance Barrier

January 2023 - June 2023: This cohort is closed.

This 6-month cohort will help you look at five key growth barriers that churches can overcome.  There is hope and the pastors will be encouraged to capture the hope God’s Spirit has given them.  



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Growing Beyond the 100-150 Weekly Attendance Barrier

January 2023 - June 2023: This cohort is closed.

Has your church hit an attendance growth barrier?

We have found that 7 out of 10 churches can’t grow past 100-150 weekly attendance. Numbers aren’t everything, but it’s okay to want to grow your church. Why do some churches struggle to achieve certain attendance milestones?


❌ Low or no expectations
❌ No prayer or evangelism
❌ Gimmicky invitation strategies
❌ Unwilling congregation


Your Church Can Grow!

  • Practical guidance and tactics that work
  • No Gimmicks
  • Encouragement and Hope
  • Setting proper expectations
  • Become more outward-focused
  • Experience-based outside perspective

Meet with Thom Rainer and Your Peers Who Want to Break the 100-150 Weekly Attendance Barrier

In this cohort, Thom will look at five key barriers that churches can overcome. There is still a lot of hope for these churches, and the leaders will be guided to capture the hope God’s Spirit has given them. If your church has fewer than 100 people in worship or is struggling to get past 150 in attendance, this cohort is for you.

What’s Included?

Cohort led by a subject matter expert

Your cohort leader is Dr. Thom Rainer, Founder and CEO of Church Answers

Monthly live event

Each cohort includes 6 live Zoom events hosted by your leader and attended by 9 other like-minded church leaders.

Private online community

One year of Church Answers Silver includes access to Church Answers Central, our private digital forum with over 1,800 pastors and leaders.

Peer-to-peer learning

Participate in real-time Q&A and learning with others in the cohort and your cohort leader.

Free Book included

I Am a Christian by Thom S. Rainer will be shipped to you before the first cohort meeting.

Meet Your Cohort Leader

Thom S. Rainer

Thom S. Rainer is the founder and CEO of Church Answers, an online community and resource for church leaders. Prior to founding Church Answers, Rainer served as president and CEO of LifeWay Christian Resources. Before coming to LifeWay, he served at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary for twelve years, where he was the founding dean of the Billy Graham School of Missions and Evangelism. He is a 1977 graduate of the University of Alabama and earned his Master of Divinity and Ph.D. degrees from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

With nearly 40 years of ministry experience, Thom Rainer has spent a lifetime committed to the growth and health of local churches across North America.

Topics addressed in the cohort

  • The seven key ways to overcome attendance barriers
  • Why do most churches have barriers?
  • How most attendance barriers are overcome
  • Moving a church from discouragement to hope
  • Five key mistakes leaders can avoid getting stuck on barriers
  • New insights on barriers in a post-COVID world

For many years, the Lord has used Thom Rainer to encourage and challenge church leaders to be evangelistic, raise expectations, design a discipleship process, and reach different generations. And the church has been blessed.

Eric Geiger, Senior Pastor
Mariners Church, Irvine, California

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