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Rainer on Leadership

  • Five Reasons Your Worship Music May Not Be Clicking

    17 MAG 2024 · Church Answers does two major types of evaluation of music in church worship services. The first approach uses a secret guest to get their first impressions. In the second approach, Church Answers uses a trained and highly competent church musician to evaluate the music from both a philosophical and technical aspect. Sam and Thom look at five common issues in these technical evaluations.
    22 min. 40 sec.
  • The Burge Report: Are There Too Many Churches in the United States?

    14 MAG 2024 · There are between 350,000 and 400,000 churches in the United States. Is there really a church on every street corner? Ryan Burge joins Thom and Sam on this special episode to discuss the optimal number of churches in a community. The answer will likely surprise you.
    25 min. 16 sec.
  • Rebuilding Your Reputation after a Church Scandal

    10 MAG 2024 · Proverbs 22:1 makes clear, "Choose a good reputation over great riches; being held in high esteem is better than silver or gold." (NLT) How can a church recover after a scandal? What are some ways a congregation can begin to rebuild a reputation? Thom and Sam discuss some steps forward for these churches.
    23 min. 30 sec.
  • How Do Growing Churches Reach Young Families?

    2 MAG 2024 · There are good examples of growing churches reaching young families. What are they doing differently than others? Thom and Sam answer this question. There is more to this issue than being a large church in a growing suburb. Churches reaching young families come in a variety of sizes and locations.
    27 min. 39 sec.
  • Why People Don't Ask Tough Questions in Church

    26 APR 2024 · One of the signs of a healthy church is people asking tough questions. These questions may be theological, or they may involve life issues. When people are comfortable asking about difficult subjects, it shows trust in leadership. Thom and Sam discuss the importance of having a church culture that encourages asking hard questions.
    22 min. 25 sec.
  • Three Major Future Shifts for Churches You May Not Expect: An Interview with Brady Shearer

    29 MAR 2024 · Thom and Sam are delighted to welcome Brady Shearer to the Rainer on Leadership podcast. Brady is the CEO of Pro Church Tools. His work helps churches navigate what he calls "the single biggest communication shift we've seen in the last 500 years."
    24 min. 25 sec.
  • The Confusion about the Word “Discipleship”

    29 MAR 2024 · It is fascinating to engage church leaders and members about their understanding of discipleship. Frankly, it means different things to different people. Sam and Thom discuss the importance of getting clarity about discipleship in a local church.
    25 min. 23 sec.
  • Why Every Woman in Your Church Needs This Bible: An Interview with Naomi Cramer Overton and Misty Arterburn

    28 MAR 2024 · Thom welcomes Dr. Naomi Cramer Overton and Misty Arterburn. The Every Woman’s Bible by Tyndale House Publishers is a study Bible for the heart and mind. The relevant and timely features in this Bible focus on what hundreds of women say they desire from a Bible. Over one hundred scholars, writers, and contributors—all women—from around the world invite readers into serious study and deep reflection through this Bible and to connection in the global community.
    26 min. 17 sec.
  • BR002 The Burge Report: A Deep Dive into the Decline of the Southern Baptist Convention

    22 MAR 2024 · The Southern Baptist Convention is experiencing a decline in the scope and scale that is unprecedented in American church history. As the largest Protestant denomination in the U.S., the declines in the SBC are noteworthy for many reasons. Ryan Burge joins Thom and Sam on this special episode to discuss what's happening and what the future may hold for the SBC.
    27 min. 31 sec.
  • SP030 What Should You Do When a Handful of Key Donors Support the Church – An Interview with Mike Stadelmayer

    22 MAR 2024 · As the median size of a church gets smaller, more are in the predicament of being supported by a handful of key donors. Mike Stadelmayer of Church Growth Services joins Thom and Sam to discuss what these churches can do. Not every case is dire, but the long-term viability of a congregation is at stake when one or two key donors are responsible for most of the budget.
    21 min. 39 sec.
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