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

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

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Nashville, TN

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

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English


Episodes

Five Keys to Improving Your Leadership at a Mid-Size Church

5/4/2021
The popularity of mid-size churches is growing. Mid-size churches are too big for one person to lead but not big enough for a full staff. These churches have unique leadership challenges and opportunities. On this episode, Thom and Sam discuss some tips for leaders in mid-size churches. Metrics, delegation, and the ability to pivot are especially important. The post Five Keys to Improving Your Leadership at a Mid-Size Church appeared first on Church Answers.

Duration:00:23:36

Five Reasons Why the Smaller Church Is Viewed More Favorably Today

4/27/2021
Thom and Sam discuss five reasons for the amazing phenomenon of the smaller church becoming the church of choice today. Reason number four may surprise you. The post Five Reasons Why the Smaller Church Is Viewed More Favorably Today appeared first on Church Answers.

Duration:00:21:44

How Leaders Should Apologize Publicly

4/20/2021
Most leaders will not want to be in a position where they have to apologize publicly, but it is likely to be necessary at some point. Thom and Sam look at key issues to consider when you need to apologize publicly. The post How Leaders Should Apologize Publicly appeared first on Church Answers.

Duration:00:21:47

The Best Way to Lead Your Church in an Uncertain Year

4/13/2021
Nobody is certain of the future, but this year is more uncertain than most. On today’s episode of Rainer on Leadership, Thom and Sam discuss ways to lead your church forward in an uncertain year. The post The Best Way to Lead Your Church in an Uncertain Year appeared first on Church Answers.

Duration:00:24:25

Lessons from Chick-fil-A: How to Transition to a New Career in 2021

4/6/2021
Like people in other professions, pastors are exhausted and struggling with decision fatigue. A great reshuffling is occurring. Many pastors and church staff are considering a transition. On today’s episode of Rainer on Leadership Thom and Sam interview Dee Ann Turner about how you can successfully transition to a new role. The post Lessons from Chick-fil-A: How to Transition to a New Career in 2021 appeared first on Church Answers.

Duration:00:22:17

Five Reasons Why Many Church Leaders Neglect Personal Finances: An Interview with Art Rainer

3/30/2021
1. They have not been trained to handle personal finances. 2. They don't practice money milestones. 3. They are busy serving others. 4. They have an attitude of "It can wait." 5. They don't have an "emergency kit." The post Five Reasons Why Many Church Leaders Neglect Personal Finances: An Interview with Art Rainer appeared first on Church Answers.

Duration:00:26:18

Cultivating Leadership Resilience When Exhausted

3/23/2021
Every leader experiences seasons of exhaustion. It is important to discern between exhaustion and burnout. Do not let the urgent make you lose sight of the important. Temporarily avoid the people who drain your energy. Create a strict schedule that includes enough rest and stick to it. Dedicate more time to prayer, God's Word, and something that you are passionate about. Do not internalize setbacks. View them as temporary and use them as a way to discover new opportunities with your...

Duration:00:21:26

What You Should Expect for In-Person Easter Services This Year

3/16/2021
Many churches did not hold in-person Easter services last year, but this year we are expecting the majority to do so. While the priority of celebrating the resurrection remains, this Easter may feel differently for people. For some, it will be their first Sunday back in over a year. On this episode, we discuss a few ways to prepare for in-person Easter services and what you can expect from those who plan to attend. The post What You Should Expect for In-Person Easter Services This Year...

Duration:00:25:00

Dealing with Pandemic Anxiety and Stress in Your Life and in the Church: An Interview with Dr. Gregory L. Jantz

3/9/2021
On today’s episode of Rainer on Leadership, Thom and Sam interview Dr. Gregory L. Jantz, an expert in treating depression and anxiety. Dr. Jantz provides a leading-edge framework for understanding and overcoming any type or level of anxiety, and provides a new plan for hope, equipping people to fight despair and regain the joy they’ve been missing. The post Dealing with Pandemic Anxiety and Stress in Your Life and in the Church: An Interview with Dr. Gregory L. Jantz appeared first on...

Duration:00:25:27

How to Handle an Unruly Business or Leadership Meeting

3/2/2021
On today’s episode of Rainer on Leadership Sam Rainer and Thom Rainer discuss how to handle an unruly business or leadership meeting. The post How to Handle an Unruly Business or Leadership Meeting appeared first on Church Answers.

Duration:00:22:01

Five Major Ways Church Giving Has Changed

2/22/2021
On today’s episode of Rainer on Leadership Sam Rainer and Thom Rainer discuss five major ways church giving has changed. The post Five Major Ways Church Giving Has Changed appeared first on Church Answers.

Duration:00:23:59

Four Mindset Changes Church Leaders Must Make in 2021

2/15/2021
On today’s episode of Rainer on Leadership, Sam Rainer and Thom Rainer discuss four mindset changes church leaders must make in 2021. The post Four Mindset Changes Church Leaders Must Make in 2021 appeared first on Church Answers.

Duration:00:22:32

Leading a Simple Church in a Post-COVID World: An Interview with Eric Geiger

2/8/2021
Thom and Sam Rainer discuss leading a Simple Church in a Post-COVID World with Eric Geiger. The post Leading a Simple Church in a Post-COVID World: An Interview with Eric Geiger appeared first on Church Answers.

Duration:00:24:50

The Number One Missing Ingredient in Church Leadership

2/1/2021
Thom and Sam discuss the number one missing ingredient in church leadership; accountability. The post The Number One Missing Ingredient in Church Leadership appeared first on Church Answers.

Duration:00:23:40

Should Pastors Be Friends with Church Members or Not?

1/25/2021
As a pastor, you are part of the body of Christ. Within the body, friendship is important, even for pastors. Thom and Sam discuss friendship with church members and offer sound advice for pastors. The post Should Pastors Be Friends with Church Members or Not? appeared first on Church Answers.

Duration:00:24:17

Five Often-Overlooked Benefits of Established Churches

1/18/2021
Depending on your definition, most churches fall into the category of established. Thankfully, It is no longer uncool to lead an established church. Thom and Sam talk through five often-overlooked benefits of established churches. The post Five Often-Overlooked Benefits of Established Churches appeared first on Church Answers.

Duration:00:25:23

What Every Church Leader Needs to Know About the Messiness of Divorce – An Interview with Toni Nieuwhof

1/12/2021
Toni Nieuwhof joins Thom and Sam to share what every church leader needs to know about the messiness of divorce The post What Every Church Leader Needs to Know About the Messiness of Divorce – An Interview with Toni Nieuwhof appeared first on Church Answers.

Duration:00:22:57

The 100 Factor of Negativity

1/5/2021
Are you looking to be more positive in the new year? Today we look at how destructive negativity can be for you and your team. On today’s episode of Rainer on Leadership, Thom and Sam discuss the 100 factor of negativity. The post The 100 Factor of Negativity appeared first on Church Answers.

Duration:00:23:42

Five Things You Should Do As You Lead Your Church to a New Year

12/29/2020
We are about to welcome in a new year! In today’s episode of Rainer on Leadership, Thom and Sam discuss five things you should do as you lead your church to a new year. The post Five Things You Should Do As You Lead Your Church to a New Year appeared first on Church Answers.

Duration:00:23:18

Why People Love Traditional Christmas Eve Services

12/22/2020
You will likely have more guests on Christmas Eve than any other service throughout the year. Here are several reasons why people love traditional Christmas Eve services. The post Why People Love Traditional Christmas Eve Services appeared first on Church Answers.

Duration:00:23:04