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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

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

Why Staff Issues Are Among the Most Painful Church Issues – Rainer on Leadership #466

9/11/2018
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Church staffing can be tricky in today's churches. On this episode we discuss reasons church staffing issues can hurt a church and how to deal with them.

Duration:00:22:15

Why Poor Discipleship Is Such a Big Issue in Many Churches – Rainer on Leadership #465

9/7/2018
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Discipleship is something churches say they do, but also something they don't always really understand. Today we explain why.

Duration:00:23:24

Your Church Has Been Offered a Facility…Now What? – Rainer on Leadership #464

9/4/2018
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Tim Cool joins us to discuss facility management and why a free building could be the most expensive building your church has.

Duration:00:23:42

What to Do If You Desire Excellence in the Church, but You Are Not Seeing It – Rainer on Leadership #463

8/31/2018
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Many churches aspire to excellence, but unfortunately many of them miss the mark. Today we discuss how to excel in your church.

Duration:00:21:05

Eight Ways Church Members Can Help Pastors Avoid Burnout — Rainer on Leadership #462

8/28/2018
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Burnout is a real issue for many, and pastors are not exempt. Today we discuss how church members can help their pastor avoid it.

Duration:00:21:18

Why Some Interim Pastorates Are Successful When Others Are Not – Rainer on Leadership #461

8/24/2018
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Pastoral transition happens all the time. Today we discuss what makes for a successful interim pastorate and how InterimPastor.University can help.

Duration:00:23:01

Five Major Ways to Improve Your Worship Services – Rainer on Leadership #460

8/21/2018
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There are several things you can do in worship services to improve the experience for guests and members. Today we discuss five such things—four of which cost nothing.

Duration:00:23:15

Why People Don’t Invite Others to Church – Rainer on Leadership #459

8/17/2018
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A recent LifeWay Research study reported on the invite habits of American churchgoers. Today, we examine the results and discuss how to correct the problems.

Duration:00:23:24