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preaching article 6 Statements That Can Kill a Church
6 Statements That Can Kill a Church
Shared By: Thom Rainer on February 8, 2017
Summary: These are statements from church members whose churches have already closed their doors.
based on 7 ratings
Scripture: Proverbs 18:21
preaching article Seven Commitments of Renewal Every Church Leader Should Make for a New Year
Seven Commitments of Renewal Every Church Leader Should Make for a New Year
Shared By: Thom Rainer on January 7, 2017
Summary: I see the New Year as a time for recommitment and re-focus. And though it is simply the changing of the page of a calendar, it is still a good time to be reminded about those areas that are most important in our lives.
based on 4 ratings
Scripture: none
preaching article Five Surprising Insights about the Unchurched
Five Surprising Insights about the Unchurched
Shared By: Thom Rainer on December 22, 2016
Summary: Many church leaders and members have such misperceptions about the unchurched, churches often fail to reach them, or even attempt to reach them.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: none
preaching article Seven Key Reasons People Choose A Church
Seven Key Reasons People Choose A Church
Shared By: Thom Rainer on November 1, 2016
Summary: Why did you choose to come to this church?
preaching article Six Terrible Ways to Recruit Ministry Volunteers in Your Church
Six Terrible Ways to Recruit Ministry Volunteers in Your Church
Shared By: Thom Rainer on September 5, 2016
Summary: Sometimes I think church leaders take the most negative approaches in an attempt to encourage more people to get involved in ministry in the church.
preaching article Ten Traits of the Healthiest Churches Ten Years From Now
Ten Traits of the Healthiest Churches Ten Years From Now
Shared By: Thom Rainer on August 2, 2016
Summary: So, what if we could look into the future ten years from now, and see the characteristics of the healthiest churches in America? Would you be willing to make changes now? Take a look.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: none
preaching article Eight Indicators that Pastors are Expected to do Most of the Ministry
Eight Indicators that Pastors are Expected to do Most of the Ministry
Shared By: Thom Rainer on July 18, 2016
Summary: Contrary to most of the indicators today, the Bible says the laity (saints) are to do the work of ministry. Most of the ministry should not be in the hands of pastors, but in the hands of the church members. Unfortunately, we often reverse the biblical truth. We expect ministry to be done by the pastors and staff. Here are eight indicators of that reality.
preaching article The Five Kinds of Churches that Must Change or Die
The Five Kinds of Churches that Must Change or Die
Shared By: Thom Rainer on June 10, 2016
Summary: Okay, I have some tough news for you who are members or leaders of about 100,000 churches in America. Change or die.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: none
preaching article Seven Relational Skills of Great Church Leaders
Seven Relational Skills of Great Church Leaders
Shared By: Thom Rainer on June 7, 2016
Summary: Most pastors and church leaders have never received formal training in relational skills. Perhaps these seven observations of outstanding leaders will prove helpful to many of you.
preaching article 7 Things Pastors Wish Church Members Knew about Their Children
7 Things Pastors Wish Church Members Knew about Their Children
Shared By: Thom Rainer on March 5, 2016
Summary: Should Pastors' children behave differently than regular kids? Thom Rainer speaks from the heart in this powerful post.
based on 4 ratings
Scripture: none
preaching article What Thom Rainer Learned About Sermon Length
What Thom Rainer Learned About Sermon Length
Shared By: Thom Rainer on January 19, 2016
Summary: Opinions about sermon length may differ, but they are intense.
preaching article 6 Reasons Why Longer-Tenured Pastors Are Better
6 Reasons Why Longer-Tenured Pastors Are Better
Shared By: Thom Rainer on December 10, 2015
Summary: “I wish I had stayed.” -- I’ve heard that sentence from many pastors.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: none
preaching article 6 Reasons Why Pastors Must Be More Courageous Today
6 Reasons Why Pastors Must Be More Courageous Today
Shared By: Thom Rainer on December 3, 2015
Summary: Thom Rainer believes we are in the midst of a cultural shift--and it's no time to shrink back from our calling.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: none
preaching article Thom Rainer: Ten Signs a Pastor Is Becoming a Chaplain
Thom Rainer: Ten Signs a Pastor Is Becoming a Chaplain
Shared By: Thom Rainer on October 6, 2015
Summary: How do you strike the balance between ministering to people's needs or equipping the folk?
based on 10 ratings
Scripture: Philippians 1:1
preaching article Growth Barriers, Effective Evangelism and Dangerous Church Trends
Growth Barriers, Effective Evangelism and Dangerous Church Trends
Shared By: Thom Rainer on August 20, 2015
Summary: “A good leader is someone who is out in front of his people, but not too far…”
based on 1 rating
Scripture: none
preaching article 8 Vital Statistics You Should Track Every Week
8 Vital Statistics You Should Track Every Week
Shared By: Thom Rainer on August 7, 2015
Summary: Thom Rainer: "We can never know where the missing sheep are if we are not keeping track of them."
based on 1 rating
Scripture: none
preaching article Thinking About Quitting? 9 Hope-filled Reminders
Thinking About Quitting? 9 Hope-filled Reminders
Shared By: Thom Rainer on July 30, 2015
Summary: Someone asked me if I ever considered quitting when I was a pastor. My response was quick and truthful: “Yes. On the average about once a week.”
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: none
preaching article 9 Stupid Things I Did as a Pastor
9 Stupid Things I Did as a Pastor
Shared By: Thom Rainer on June 30, 2015
Summary: Does your misery love company? Come sit next to Thom Rainer a while.
based on 5 ratings
Scripture: none
preaching article The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Preachers
The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Preachers
Shared By: Thom Rainer on June 16, 2015
Summary: Thom Rainer is a student of effective preachers. Compare your notes with his.
based on 7 ratings
Scripture: 2 Timothy 2:19-3:17
preaching article Of Course Leadership Matters--But So Does Preaching!
Of Course Leadership Matters--But So Does Preaching!
Shared By: Thom Rainer on May 12, 2015
Summary: "I'm just not getting fed." That means they are hungry. They are hungry for God's Word for their lives today.
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Psalms 32:1-11
preaching article 10 Things You Shouldn't Say to a Pastor Right After the Sermon
10 Things You Shouldn't Say to a Pastor Right After the Sermon
Shared By: Thom Rainer on April 23, 2015
Summary: These ten post-sermon comments are the ones that produced the most visceral reactions in pastors.
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: none
preaching article 6 Preaching Methods Jesus Used That You Should, Too
6 Preaching Methods Jesus Used That You Should, Too
Shared By: Thom Rainer on February 11, 2015
Summary: If there is anyone we should emulate in our preaching, it's Jesus!
based on 7 ratings
Scripture: none
preaching article What Do Your Gestures Say While You Preach?
What Do Your Gestures Say While You Preach?
Shared By: Thom Rainer on January 30, 2015
Summary: It's true: we speak with more than words, more than our voice. How does your body preach?
based on 6 ratings
Scripture: none
preaching article Thom Rainer: 3 Reasons Your People Are Spiritually Stuck
Thom Rainer: 3 Reasons Your People Are Spiritually Stuck
Shared By: Thom Rainer on November 14, 2014
Summary: "When we lead our people in the process of transformation, we need to orient them to the reality of the war within them."
preaching article Don't Just Sit There: 8 Actions to Take When Your Church Is in a Slump
Don't Just Sit There: 8 Actions to Take When Your Church Is in a Slump
Shared By: Thom Rainer on October 27, 2014
Summary: How do you define a church slump? More importantly, what do you do when it happens?
based on 3 ratings
preaching article What Distracts You While You're Preaching?
What Distracts You While You're Preaching?
Shared By: Thom Rainer on August 22, 2014
Summary: For preachers, distractions are a way of life, but they are no less annoying.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Nehemiah 8:1-15
preaching article Thom Rainer: When NOT to Respond to Your Critics
Thom Rainer: When NOT to Respond to Your Critics
Shared By: Thom Rainer on March 20, 2014
Summary: Consider this: If you are not being criticized, you are probably not a leader.
based on 5 ratings
Scripture: Nehemiah 6:2-4
preaching article 10 Traits of Joyful Pastors
10 Traits of Joyful Pastors
Shared By: Thom Rainer on December 6, 2013
Summary: Follow the example of these leaders. You'll find joy in the midst of the hard work and long hours of pastoral ministry.
based on 5 ratings
Scripture: none
preaching article New Poll: What's the Average Length of Sermon Prep?
New Poll: What's the Average Length of Sermon Prep?
Shared By: Thom Rainer on July 20, 2013
Summary: LifeWay's Thom Rainer took a Twitter poll to see how much time most preachers give to sermon preparation. Where do you fall on the scale?
based on 5 ratings
Scripture: Psalms 23:23
preaching article 5 Tough Challenges for Any Pastor
5 Tough Challenges for Any Pastor
Shared By: Thom Rainer on June 25, 2012
Summary: Thom Rainer shares his biggest challenges and asks, "What specific part of being a pastor is the most difficult for you?"
based on 7 ratings
Scripture: none