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Your online home for leadership lessons for both the church and the workplace.

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Your online home for leadership lessons for both the church and the workplace.

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By Jbowl1 - May 16 2020
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Good information. Appreciate, very much, the show notes ... but there is no need for a co-host (who thinks he’s funny, interrupts guests, thinks his views are the greatest and shares inside jokes with his dad - the host). Just present the information and let whoever you are interviewing speak! Thom should do this by himself.

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By bigdogtheodore - Nov 01 2017
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I have been blessed by these podcasts. It makes me a better church member.

iTunes Ratings

433 Ratings
Average Ratings
400
22
6
1
4

Good, but...

By Jbowl1 - May 16 2020
Read more
Good information. Appreciate, very much, the show notes ... but there is no need for a co-host (who thinks he’s funny, interrupts guests, thinks his views are the greatest and shares inside jokes with his dad - the host). Just present the information and let whoever you are interviewing speak! Thom should do this by himself.

Great Help

By bigdogtheodore - Nov 01 2017
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I have been blessed by these podcasts. It makes me a better church member.
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Rainer on Leadership

Latest release on Aug 11, 2020

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How to Re-engage Church Members Who Dropped Out During the Pandemic

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The number of people who have dropped out during the pandemic is a highly relevant topic for church leaders. A lot of leaders are wondering where these people have gone and more importantly, how to re-engage with these church members. 

  • Guilt does not work.
  • Relationships are still vital.
  • Create a new group.
  • Ask them to participate in a ministry.
  • Get their opinion.
  • Pray for them.

Resources mentioned in today’s podcast:

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Tyndale recently launched a new website, tyndalechurchconnect.com/. The site supports church leaders with helpful content and resources from some of the world’s most trusted pastors and authors. You’ll find videos, study guides and book excerpts, along with some of Tyndale’s newest and most popular books and Bibles for churches and church leaders. Visit tyndalechurchconnect.com/ and sign up for the Church Connect e-newsletter to receive regular Church Connect updates by email. You can also learn how to get a free digital preview of my upcoming book, The Post-Quarantine Church—due to release in September.

The mission at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ by equipping students to serve the church and fulfill the Great Commission. The school offers more than 40 different degree programs, including the new Master of Arts in Church Revitalization in partnership with Church Answers and the Revitalization Network. This 37-hour degree is designed to help students move established churches from flatlining to flourishing.

Learn about this program and more by visiting sebts.edu. Where are you going? Southeastern will help you get there.

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If you have a question you would like answered on the show, fill out the form on the podcast page here on Church Answers.

The post How to Re-engage Church Members Who Dropped Out During the Pandemic appeared first on Church Answers.

Aug 11 2020

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Growing Healthy Churches Together: Tyndale House Publishers and Church Answers

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On today’s episode of Rainer on Leadership, Ron Beers joins us to discuss the new ministry partnership with Tyndale House Publishers and Church Answers.

Ron Beers has worked at Tyndale House Publishers since 1987, serving as editorial director for books and Bibles, as well as editor-in-chief; he currently serves as senior vice president and group publisher. He has written or co-written more than 30 books. Ron was involved in the creation of the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, and he has been a member of the Central Bible Translation Committee since 1988. Ron was also the creator and general editor of The Life Application Study Bible. He has been happily married since 1979 and has three grown children and seven grandchildren.

Resources mentioned in today’s podcast:

Episode Sponsors

Tyndale recently launched a new website, tyndalechurchconnect.com/. The site supports church leaders with helpful content and resources from some of the world’s most trusted pastors and authors. You’ll find videos, study guides and book excerpts, along with some of Tyndale’s newest and most popular books and Bibles for churches and church leaders. Visit tyndalechurchconnect.com/ and sign up for the Church Connect e-newsletter to receive regular Church Connect updates by email. You can also learn how to get a free digital preview of my upcoming book, The Post-Quarantine Church—due to release in September.

The mission at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ by equipping students to serve the church and fulfill the Great Commission. The school offers more than 40 different degree programs, including the new Master of Arts in Church Revitalization in partnership with Church Answers and the Revitalization Network. This 37-hour degree is designed to help students move established churches from flatlining to flourishing.

Learn about this program and more by visiting sebts.edu. Where are you going? Southeastern will help you get there.

Feedback

If you have a question you would like answered on the show, fill out the form on the podcast page here on Church Answers.

The post Growing Healthy Churches Together: Tyndale House Publishers and Church Answers appeared first on Church Answers.

Aug 04 2020

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Four Warning Signs Stress is Beginning to Impair Your Leadership

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Stress free leadership does not exist. There are times when stress can become a problem. How do you know when stress is impacting you negatively? Today’s episode unpacks  four warning signs stress is beginning to impair your leadership.  

  • The questions of others are viewed as attacks
  • You take the mistakes of others as a personal letdown
  • Withdrawal is more about escape than spiritual retreat
  • You neglect key ministry problems

Resources mentioned in today’s podcast:

Episode Sponsors

The mission at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ by equipping students to serve the church and fulfill the Great Commission. The school offers more than 40 different degree programs, including the new Master of Arts in Church Revitalization in partnership with Church Answers and the Revitalization Network. This 37-hour degree is designed to help students move established churches from flatlining to flourishing.

Learn about this program and more by visiting sebts.edu. Where are you going? Southeastern will help you get there.

Feedback

If you have a question you would like answered on the show, fill out the form on the podcast page here on Church Answers.

The post Four Warning Signs Stress is Beginning to Impair Your Leadership appeared first on Church Answers.

Jul 28 2020

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Five Ways to Honor the Past While Not Losing the Future

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History is important. A key part of developing a strong vision for the future is having a good understanding of the past.  In today’s episode, Thom and Sam share five ways to honor your church’s past while not losing the future.

  1. Have a genuine love for the history of your church 
  2. Celebrate the parts of the past that support the vision
  3. Tell the story of past change efforts with a positive perspective
  4. Turn the legacy into a guide, not a hurdle
  5. Ask elderly heroes to publicly give support 

Resources mentioned in today’s podcast:

Episode Sponsors

The mission at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ by equipping students to serve the church and fulfill the Great Commission. The school offers more than 40 different degree programs, including the new Master of Arts in Church Revitalization in partnership with Church Answers and the Revitalization Network. This 37-hour degree is designed to help students move established churches from flatlining to flourishing.

Learn about this program and more by visiting sebts.edu. Where are you going? Southeastern will help you get there.

Feedback

If you have a question you would like answered on the show, fill out the form on the podcast page here on Church Answers.

The post Five Ways to Honor the Past While Not Losing the Future appeared first on Church Answers.

Jul 21 2020

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People are Addicted to Outrage: Four Ways to Walk a Better Path – An Interview with Ed Stetzer

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Ed Stetzer is a professor and dean at Wheaton College who also serves as Executive Director of the Wheaton College Billy Graham Center. Stetzer has planted, revitalized, and pastored churches, trained pastors and church planters on six continents, has earned two master’s degrees and two doctorates, and has written hundreds of articles and a dozen books. He joins us today to talk about why people are addicted to outrage and four ways to walk a better path. 

  • Your book Christians in the Age of Outrage: How to Bring Our Best When the World Is at Its Worst in 2018. What prompted you to write the book at that time?
  • Describe what you are seeing in today’s culture as it applies to outrage. How can Christians help rather than contribute to the problem?
  • Explain the four ways you describe to walk a better path are: being empathetic, responding with humility, seeing people as image bearing, and being sacrificial. 
  • How can pastors and others in ministry help lead their members to choose a better path?

Resources mentioned in today’s podcast:

Episode Sponsors

The mission at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ by equipping students to serve the church and fulfill the Great Commission. The school offers more than 40 different degree programs, including the new Master of Arts in Church Revitalization in partnership with Church Answers and the Revitalization Network. This 37-hour degree is designed to help students move established churches from flatlining to flourishing.

Learn about this program and more by visiting sebts.edu. Where are you going? Southeastern will help you get there.

Feedback

If you have a question you would like answered on the show, fill out the form on the podcast page here on Church Answers.

The post People are Addicted to Outrage: Four Ways to Walk a Better Path – An Interview with Ed Stetzer appeared first on Church Answers.

Jul 14 2020

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How to Be an Encouraging Church Member

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Pastors and church staff have plenty of critics. The Church Answers team helps us understand how we can all choose to be an encouraging church member. 

  • The story of Stephanie Jackson
  • The heart of renewal in many churches
  • Pray for the disposition of encouragement daily
  • Create an intentionality
  • Pray for those you encouraged
  • Seek nothing in return

Resources mentioned in today’s podcast:

Episode Sponsors

The mission at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ by equipping students to serve the church and fulfill the Great Commission. The school offers more than 40 different degree programs, including the new Master of Arts in Church Revitalization in partnership with Church Answers and the Revitalization Network. This 37-hour degree is designed to help students move established churches from flatlining to flourishing.

Learn about this program and more by visiting sebts.edu. Where are you going? Southeastern will help you get there.

Feedback

If you have a question you would like answered on the show, fill out the form on the podcast page here on Church Answers.

The post How to Be an Encouraging Church Member appeared first on Church Answers.

Jul 07 2020

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Leading Remotely: An Interview with BELAY COO, Lisa Zeeveld

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How can church leaders lead their remote teams with trust? Belay COO, Lisa Zeeveld joins Thom and Sam to discuss how to lead well remotely. 

  • How can church leaders lead their remote teams with trust – and why?
  • What’s one thing you’d recommend church leaders do to make remote employees feel valued and ‘seen?’
  • How can remote church leaders learn to embrace conflict?
  • What’s one thing that a remote leader often overlooks that you’ve learned is invaluable as a remote leader? 
  • Is there such a thing as too much communication?

Resources mentioned in today’s podcast:

Episode Sponsors

The mission at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ by equipping students to serve the church and fulfill the Great Commission. The school offers more than 40 different degree programs, including the new Master of Arts in Church Revitalization in partnership with Church Answers and the Revitalization Network. This 37-hour degree is designed to help students move established churches from flatlining to flourishing.

Learn about this program and more by visiting sebts.edu. Where are you going? Southeastern will help you get there.

Feedback

If you have a question you would like answered on the show, fill out the form on the podcast page here on Church Answers.

The post Leading Remotely: An Interview with BELAY COO, Lisa Zeeveld appeared first on Church Answers.

Jun 30 2020

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Understanding the 64% Factor: What If Everyone Showed Up at Church at the Same Time?

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What would happen if everyone showed up at church at the same time? The Rainer on Leadership team will tackle this question and help us understand the 64% factor.

Description:

  • Understanding the meaning of the 64% factor
  • Breaking the cycle of lower expectations
  • Dealing with the oft-repeated statement, “The church is the people, not a building.”
  • Being willing to make the changes to give everyone an opportunity to participate in gathered worship.

Resources mentioned in today’s podcast:

Episode Sponsors

The mission at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ by equipping students to serve the church and fulfill the Great Commission. The school offers more than 40 different degree programs, including the new Master of Arts in Church Revitalization in partnership with Church Answers and the Revitalization Network. This 37-hour degree is designed to help students move established churches from flatlining to flourishing.

Learn about this program and more by visiting sebts.edu. Where are you going? Southeastern will help you get there.

Feedback

If you have a question you would like answered on the show, fill out the form on the podcast page here on Church Answers.

The post Understanding the 64% Factor: What If Everyone Showed Up at Church at the Same Time? appeared first on Church Answers.

Jun 23 2020

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Listening and Praying Forward During a Time of Racial Reconciliation: An Interview with Pastor Tyrone Barnette

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Today’s special guest is Pastor Tyrone Barnette. Pastor Barnette shares with us how to listen and pray during a time of racial reconciliation. We are thankful for his ministry and wisdom during this important time of building unity. 

Pastor Tyrone Barnette is the founder and senior pastor of Peace Baptist Church in Decatur, Georgia. The church was founded in 1993 in Pastor Barnette’s home, and has grown greatly since then, to over 3,000 members with an average of about 1,200 people attending on Sundays.

Pastor Barnette has preached the Gospel around the world, including Brazil and parts of Africa (where he helped build five churches and saw more than a thousand people give their lives to Christ). He’s also been to South Africa and formed partnerships with several churches there.

Tyrone has been married to his wife, Tabitha, for over 30 years. They have three wonderful children and one granddaughter.

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  • How are you personally engaging?
  • How are you engaging your church?
  • What are the prayers you have for your community?
  • What is the best way for pastors to engage the topic?
  • What would you like to communicate that isn’t being heard?

Episode Sponsors

The mission at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ by equipping students to serve the church and fulfill the Great Commission. The school offers more than 40 different degree programs, including the new Master of Arts in Church Revitalization in partnership with Church Answers and the Revitalization Network. This 37-hour degree is designed to help students move established churches from flatlining to flourishing.

Learn about this program and more by visiting sebts.edu. Where are you going? Southeastern will help you get there.

Feedback

If you have a question you would like answered on the show, fill out the form on the podcast page here on Church Answers.

The post Listening and Praying Forward During a Time of Racial Reconciliation: An Interview with Pastor Tyrone Barnette appeared first on Church Answers.

Jun 16 2020

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The Five Most Common Ways Churches Are Adding Space for Social Distancing

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Churches are slowly beginning to reopen and are desiring to be responsible and safe. Listen in as we discuss the five most common ways churches are adding space for social distancing. 

  • They already have space, but they are providing new seating patterns.
  • They are adding overflow rooms.
  • They are adding Sunday morning services.
  • They are adding services other than Sunday morning.
  • They are alternating attendees.

Resources in today’s episode:

Episode Sponsors

The mission at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ by equipping students to serve the church and fulfill the Great Commission. The school offers more than 40 different degree programs, including the new Master of Arts in Church Revitalization in partnership with Church Answers and the Revitalization Network. This 37-hour degree is designed to help students move established churches from flatlining to flourishing.

Learn about this program and more by visiting sebts.edu. Where are you going? Southeastern will help you get there.

Feedback

If you have a question you would like answered on the show, fill out the form on the podcast page here on Church Answers.

The post The Five Most Common Ways Churches Are Adding Space for Social Distancing appeared first on Church Answers.

Jun 09 2020

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