Church Answers Monthly

The Premier Mentoring Ministry with Thom Rainer

How It Works

Three times a month, you get premier church health coaching material delivered to your inbox. While Thom will continue to provide content on his blog and podcast, this material will be the deeper level that people like you have requested for years. In addition to the three deliverables each month, you will have available continuously a chat room to discuss important issues with other leaders in this digital community. Thom and his team will be dropping by the chat room on a regular basis.

Rainer Report: 1st of the Month

Rainer Report is a two-part video series delivered on the first day of every month. All the videos will include valuable new insights by Thom. On occasion he will include a guest who offers church insights in a special area of expertise. This information has never been released. This resource will also be available as an audio download.

Breaking Barriers: 11th of the Month

Breaking Barriers is the highest demand resource we offer. Almost every leader in a church wants to see the church break attendance and other barriers. You will get far more than a single conference or book. Every month you will receive significant insights to those issues that hold churches back. You will get practical advice on how to break those barriers. In the first four segments, for example, you will hear about breaking barriers for the small church and the mid-sized churches. You will learn how leadership tenure can affect attendance barriers. And you will see how something as simple as good signage can increase attendance as much as 5% to 20%. Breaking Barriers will be a huge and ongoing resource for your church every month of the year.

Deeper Dive: 21st of the Month

For those interested in the latest original research on local church issues, Deeper Dive is for you. Thom will share in audio format key research that affects your church and your leadership today. The material will also include a PDF study guide so you can follow the deep research more carefully. The first Deeper Dive will be “Evidence That Indicates an Optimum Attendance Size for Churches.” A second Deeper Dive will follow: “What Staff Should Our Church Hire Next?

The Difficult but Necessary Subject of Protecting Children in Your Church

Coaching Corner: Available at All Times

Coaching Corner is a private group discussion area for the participants and leaders to chat on an ongoing basis. You will be able to see in the subject line what topics are currently or formerly discussed, and you can participate at any time. You will not only learn from you peers, you will also hear from Thom and his team on a regular basis.

Thom Rainer is the best person today to offer insights and coaching on matters related to the local church. He is simply the best the field. He has been a pastor, a dean of a seminary, a church consultant, and a prolific author of some of the bestselling books ever in this genre. His offer to provide “Church Answers Monthly” is rare and exciting!

Chuck Lawless

Dean, Southeastern Seminary

Unlimited Content Access

As a member of Church Answers Monthly, you will have access to all the materials as long as you remain a subscriber. You will thus be able to access all the new and archived information at anytime.

~

No Price Increase

Another benefit of being a charter member of Church Answers Monthly is that you lock in your monthly subscription price, and you are guaranteed never to have a price increase as long as you remain an ongoing subscriber.

Discounts on Resources

As a subscriber, you will be offered discounts on new resources as they become available. You will hear about them first, and have the first opportunity to review them.

Heading 1, what if it’s a really, really, ridiculously long heading, what then?

“Great art thou, O Lord, and greatly to be praised; great is thy power, and infinite is thy wisdom.” And man desires to praise thee, for he is a part of thy creation; he bears his mortality about with him and carries the evidence of his sin and the proof that thou dost resist the proud. Still he desires to praise thee, this man who is only a small part of thy creation.

Thou hast prompted him, that he should delight to praise thee, for thou hast made us for thyself and restless is our heart until it comes to rest in thee.

Heading 2, what if it’s a really, really, ridiculously long heading, what then?

And how shall I call upon my God—my God and my Lord? For when I call on him I ask him to come into me. And what place is there in me into which my God can come? How could God, the God who made both heaven and earth, come into me? Is there anything in me, O Lord my God, that can contain thee? Do even the heaven and the earth, which thou hast made, and in which thou didst make me, contain thee? Is it possible that, since without thee nothing would be which does exist, thou didst make it so that whatever exists has some capacity to receive thee?

  1. For when I call on him I ask him to come into me.
  2. And what place is there in me into which my God can come?
  3. How could God, the God who made both heaven and earth, come into me?
  4. Is there anything in me, O Lord my God, that can contain thee?
  5. Do even the heaven and the earth, which thou hast made, and in which thou didst make me, contain thee?
  6. Is it possible that, since without thee nothing would be which does exist, thou didst make it so that whatever exists has some capacity to receive thee?

Why, then, do I ask thee to come into me, since I also am and could not be if thou wert not in me? For I am not, after all, in hell–and yet thou art there too, for “if I go down into hell, thou art there.”

Heading 3, what if it’s a really, really, ridiculously long heading, what then?

Since, then, thou dost fill the heaven and earth, do they contain thee? Or, dost thou fill and overflow them, because they cannot contain thee? And where dost thou pour out what remains of thee after heaven and earth are full? Or, indeed, is there no need that thou, who dost contain all things, shouldst be contained by any, since those things which thou dost fill thou fillest by containing them?

Heading 4, what if it’s a really, really, ridiculously long heading, what then?

What, therefore, is my God? What, I ask, but the Lord God? “For who is Lord but the Lord himself, or who is God besides our God?” Most high, most excellent, most potent, most omnipotent; most merciful and most just; most secret and most truly present; most beautiful and most strong; stable, yet not supported; unchangeable, yet changing all things; never new, never old; making all things new, yet bringing old age upon the proud, and they know it not; always working, ever at rest; gathering, yet needing nothing; sustaining, pervading, and protecting; creating, nourishing, and developing; seeking, and yet possessing all things.

  • Most high, most excellent, most potent, most omnipotent;
  • most merciful and most just; most secret and most truly present;
  • most beautiful and most strong; stable, yet not supported;
  • unchangeable, yet changing all things;
  • never new, never old;
  • making all things new, yet bringing old age upon the proud, and they know it not;
  • always working, ever at rest;
  • gathering, yet needing nothing;
  • sustaining, pervading, and protecting;
  • creating, nourishing, and developing;
  • seeking, and yet possessing all things.
Heading 5, what if it’s a really, really, ridiculously long heading, what then?

Who shall bring me to rest in thee? Who will send thee into my heart so to overwhelm it that my sins shall be blotted out and I may embrace thee, my only good? What art thou to me? Have mercy that I may speak. What am I to thee that thou shouldst command me to love thee, and if I do it not, art angry and threatenest vast misery? Is it, then, a trifling sorrow not to love thee? It is not so to me. Tell me, by thy mercy, O Lord, my God, what thou art to me. “Say to my soul, I am your salvation.”

Heading 6, what if it’s a really, really, ridiculously long heading, what then?

Still, dust and ashes as I am, allow me to speak before thy mercy. Allow me to speak, for, behold, it is to thy mercy that I speak and not to a man who scorns me. Yet perhaps even thou mightest scorn me; but when thou dost turn and attend to me, thou wilt have mercy upon me. For what do I wish to say, O Lord my God, but that I know not whence I came hither into this life-in-death.

Or should I call it death-in-life? I do not know. And yet the consolations of thy mercy have sustained me from the very beginning.