The Church Answers Podcast with Thom Rainer is fast-paced, to the point, and sometimes witty. It addresses one question about church life and leadership in just ten minutes. Buckle your seatbelt and take a ride into the world of congregational health in a fun and fascinating way.
It's a true story. Thom shares how this one person tried to hijack a church. It's ironically both funny and sad.
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Our team at Church Answers has heard countless times from church leaders that their churches are "discipleship churches." Thom looks at the fallacy of this identification.
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Would a pastor really show up in his underwear for a Zoom meeting tied to a church consultation? Yes, he would. Thom looks at three of the funniest things he has seen in 25 years of church consultations.
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This new initiative by Church Answers is getting more attention than anything we have done. Thom gives a concise overview of The Hope Initiative.
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Church Answers has been able to identify one commonality in churches where the attendance is growing at least 10% per year. As Thom explains, any church is able to embrace and act upon this commonality.
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Almost all church leaders acknowledge they should be leading their churches in evangelism. But very few of those leaders actually do that. Why? Thom examines the one key reason.
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In two previous podcasts, Thom looked at the potential intersecting points of AI in the church. He then looked at the positives church leaders and members may enjoy from AI. In this podcast, he provides some cautions and warnings about the use of artificial intelligence in the church.
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There are definitely concerns about AI, particularly as it might apply to churches. In this podcast, though, Thom looks at the potential contributions AI could make in churches.
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As AI becomes more pervasive in society and business, Thom looks at the different places it will likely intersect with church practices today and in the future.
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Search committees take too long to find a pastor or staff, and they often don't get it right. Why?
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This question has been asked often, but it is now asked with greater frequency and greater urgency.
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This question has no precise answer, but we can let you know what is typical and what is not.
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This question is asked with increasing frequency at Church Answers. Listen to what some effective church leaders are telling us.
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This conversation generated some great discussion at Church Answers. Get ready to hear some great thoughts from leaders.
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We all make mistakes. We all need to apologize at times. But how we apologize is almost as important as the act of apology.
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Digital attendance was supposed to be the next growth path for churches. It hasn't happened. Why?
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Hiring bi-vocational staff is one of the fastest-growing trends in churches today. Learn why this movement is growing.
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Should you move from full-time compensation to co-vocational? There are some compelling reasons to make the move.
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Why many churches are doing them. Why more churches aren't.
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It can be one of your biggest blessings or biggest mistakes.
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