Unique characteristics of churches that will break out in 2018

Even though this new year is quickly slipping into history, it is not too late to see a new opportunity to embrace new attitudes and renewed efforts in church leadership.
February 15, 2018   Thom Rainer

5 common reasons church leaders stop leading

We have many incredible leaders in our churches today. But, perhaps more often than we admit, some church leaders stop leading.
February 04, 2018   Thom Rainer

10 critical trends for churches in 2018

As we begin 2018, I have never seen local congregations at such a critical juncture. Amid the waves of these seas of negativity exist mercy drops of hope and possibilities.
January 02, 2018   Thom Rainer

7 ways being nice hurts your church

See if you can identify with one or more of these issues where allowing the status quo to continue is harmful.
December 26, 2017   Thom Rainer

7 common reasons pastors get cold feet

Many people have this naïve view that a pastor just has to preach and love people.
December 14, 2017   Thom Rainer

4 most common reasons that get pastors fired

Pastors and other church leaders: Please heed the words in this article and don’t do stupid.
November 27, 2017   Thom Rainer

How your church should prepare for an active shooter

Is your church prepared for an emergency situation, like what happened in Sutherland Springs, Texas?
November 14, 2017   Thom Rainer

Changing an overcommitted church to a balanced one

What would it look like to take your church into a new season?
November 10, 2017   Thom Rainer

6 traits of a church disrupter

He or she may not be who you expect. However, recognizing the toxic problem may lead to a faster solution.
November 02, 2017   Thom Rainer

The overcommitted church

Many churches have become too busy for their own good.
October 29, 2017   Thom Rainer

Why it takes 5 to 7 years to become the pastor

You are ready to lead and move the church forward, but not without dealing with these obstacles.
October 22, 2017   Thom Rainer

10 tough pieces of advice you'll want to consider

The last thing pastors need is someone to offer them advice.
October 03, 2017   Thom Rainer

7 costs to being an evangelistic leader

Why has the topic of evangelism grown strangely quiet?
September 11, 2017   Thom Rainer

5 terrible reasons to enter vocational ministry

I’ve seen too many people in vocational ministry fail to launch.
August 11, 2017   Thom Rainer

8 signs your church may be closing soon

We call it the death spiral. By the time I am contacted about a serious problem in a church, it is often too late.
July 20, 2017   Thom Rainer

8 major changes in churches the past 10 years

Change or die. Such has been the reality of too many congregations.
July 08, 2017   Thom Rainer

7 personality types of sick churches

Sick churches become dying churches. Dying churches become closed churches.
July 04, 2017   Thom Rainer

7 ways to deal with gnats in ministry

All who serve in vocational ministry know about gnats. They come with the call.
June 04, 2017   Thom Rainer

10 ways pastors can be great bosses

Just as there can be bad pastor-bosses, there are example of great pastor-bosses.
April 26, 2017   Thom Rainer

5 reasons you should use goal setting for evangelism

Setting goals in the church may feel awkward, but what if it propels your team toward something greater?
February 25, 2017   Thom Rainer

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No need to fear the culture trap
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Oh give thanks to the Lord; call upon his name; make known his deeds among the peoples!
1 Chronicles 16:8 (ESV)
Scott Couchenour

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Brandon Cox

Brandon Cox has been a pastor for twenty years in churches of every size and context. After ...