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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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@ThomRainer

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English


Episodes

Six Surprising Time Drainers of Church Leaders – Rainer on Leadership #486

11/20/2018
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Like us all, pastors and church leaders only have a certain amount of time in their week. So it's important to know what can lead to time drain during the week.

Duration:00:22:21

Why Pastors’ Honeymoons are Getting Shorter – Rainer on Leadership #485

11/16/2018
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Honeymoons always end. There are somethings that can be done by a new pastor to extend them, but there are definitely some other things that can be done to cut them short.

Duration:00:21:19

Seven Reasons the 10+ Year Pastorate Is Becoming More Common – Rainer on Leadership #484

11/13/2018
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Data shows pastoral tenure is increasing. Today we examine why more pastorates are reaching double digit tenure.

Duration:00:22:26

Six Social Media Posts Church Leaders Should Avoid – Rainer on Leadership #483

11/9/2018
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Social media can be great for expressing yourself, getting news, meeting new friends, and living out your faith. The problem comes when we post something not so smart. Today we cover six areas to avoid on social media.

Duration:00:23:37

Should the Pastor Have Visibility to Members’ Giving? – Rainer on Leadership #482

11/6/2018
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Groups that get donations usually have visibility of who gives what. But what about a church? Should a pastor know who is giving and how much? Today, we discuss.

Duration:00:25:19

Six Ways to Minister after a Miscarriage – Rainer on Leadership #481

11/2/2018
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Miscarriage is a difficult live event for those going through it. It's often not handled well by ministers, either. Today we discuss how to better handle these events in life and ministry.

Duration:00:22:10

Ten Goofy Criticisms of Pastors – Rainer on Leadership #480

10/30/2018
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We asked our members at Church Answers for the wildest criticisms they had ever received. The answers did not disappoint.

Duration:00:23:29

Five Major “What If” We Regrets We Are Hearing from Churches – Rainer on Leadership #479

10/26/2018
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Regret often comes when it's too late to change things in a church. Today, we discuss five of the most common regrets we hear from churches.

Duration:00:23:40

Altar Calls, the Perfect Pastoral Work Week, and Other Listener Questions – Rainer on Leadership #478

10/23/2018
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We get a lot of questions here at Rainer on Leadership. Today, we take some time to talk about vacations with church members, altar calls, and the perfect pastoral work week.

Duration:00:22:51

The Six Characteristics of a Scrappy Church – Rainer on Leadership #477

10/19/2018
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My latest book, Scrappy Church, was written to offer hope to churches who think they may not have a future. God is not done with your church yet.

Duration:00:24:33

Seven Traits of a Healthy Church – Rainer on Leadership #476

10/16/2018
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We need healthy churches. I've committed my ministry to helping churches grow healthier. But what does a healthy church look like? Today, we discuss seven traits they exhibit.

Duration:00:21:23

Should a Church Pursue Legacy Giving? – Rainer on Leadership #475

10/12/2018
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Legacy giving, or inherited funds, is something that churches often do not pursue. Today we discuss why that's often a mistake and how to do so.

Duration:00:21:00

Sacred Cows to Be Aware of in Your Church – Rainer on Leadership #474

10/9/2018
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We recently ran a Twitter poll to find out the most dealt with sacred cows in churches. The responses were both hilarious and worrisome.

Duration:00:24:59

Seven Reasons Why Writing Handwritten Notes Will Revolutionize Your Ministry – Rainer on Leadership #473

10/5/2018
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Handwritten notes are a lost art for many. Today, we discuss why they are so important and how you can use them to boost encouragement in your church and ministry.

Duration:00:21:09

Six Reasons Why Churches Continue to Get Immature Christians in Leadership Positions – Rainer on Leadership #472

10/2/2018
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Leadership in the church tends to fall to those who are either the loudest or who want it the most instead of who is spiritually mature enough to handle it. Today we explore why this happens and how to avoid it.

Duration:00:21:46

Why I’m Starting Revitalize Network – Rainer on Leadership #471

9/28/2018
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I recently announced the launch of Revitalize Network—a 501c3 nonprofit organization focused on helping churches revitalize. Today, we discuss the details of the network and how you can join us.

Duration:00:23:54

A Look Back at My Time at LifeWay – Rainer on Leadership #470

9/25/2018
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With my upcoming retirement from LifeWay, we take time to look back on my 13 years as president. We discuss the challenges, the wins, the fun times, and the walk on the beach that changed the course of LifeWay forever.

Duration:00:26:46

Five Types of Infrequent Attendees – Rainer on Leadership #469

9/21/2018
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Declining attendance isn't as much of an issue in churches as declining frequency of attendance. Today we discuss those who miss frequently and how to solve that.

Duration:00:21:55

Five Key Reasons Churches Become More Unified – Rainer on Leadership #468

9/18/2018
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Church unity is an issue in many churches. Fighting, gossip, and bullying can really play havoc on unity. Today, we discuss why and how churches can become more unified.

Duration:00:23:38

How to Say No to Church Members – Rainer on Leadership #467

9/14/2018
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Pastors often fall into the trap of being people pleasers. Today, we discuss why and how you can say no to requests or even demands from church members.

Duration:00:23:35