ABOUT THOM RAINER

Thom 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.

How Long is Too Long? 5 New Sermon Length Trends

Pastors, what is your typical sermon length? Has it changed over the course of your ministry?

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The Great Commission Is Not Great Numbers

We need all churches. All sizes of churches. We need more churches. It’s not either/or. It’s both/and. a debate on church size bears no good fruit.

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10 Ideas About Church in Ten Years

Some outliers and trends are pointing us toward some key directions for the church in the next ten years.

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The Real Reasons Your Search Process is Taking Too Long

All things considered, more and more churches are struggling because they are going longer periods of time without a pastor.

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This is the Most Toxic Threat a Church Member Will Make

One of the most toxic statements a church member or group of church members can make is, “We pay the bills at this church.”

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7 Traits of Increasingly Generous Churches

Generous churches with increased giving per member have seven dominant characteristics.

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Clarity Process

Three effective ways to start moving toward clarity right now.