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The Church Answers Podcast with Thom Rainer is fast-paced, to the point, and sometimes witty. It addresses one question about church life and leadership in just ten minutes. Buckle your seatbelt and take a ride into the world of congregational health in a fun and fascinating way.
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Contact us at www.nochurchanswers.com. We're not pastors, just regular guys. Engaging, deep and often humorous looks at faith in today's world by our panel. The No Church Answers! podcast began as Man Up a Spiritual Oasis for Men in 2017, launched by Bill Cox, actor and DJ, and four regulars, Steven Titch, Robert Cocheu, Michael Cropper and Earl Lloyd--all from different faith backgrounds. Our focus is on ways men could use their Christian faith to drive their goals, leadership and action. W ...
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Church members have many opportunities to connect with members of their community. Thom shares some of the ways effective churches are doing it. The porch ministry The single-parent connection Getting to know families through sports Bonus: Taking care of the car Resources: Upward Sports Know Your Community The Everything Church Resource Directory T…
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The fellows wrap up their look at the Sermon on the Mount with a discussion of modern false prophets inside and outside the church, the touchy topic of whether non-Christians can be true disciples of Jesus and if the principles outlined in the Sermon can be separated from the foundational directive of "seek first the Kingdom of God and his righteou…
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Pastors and other church leaders often lament that community sports and travel teams have priority over church for many families. In this episode, Thom shares how you can turn this negative into a positive. When a church sponsors a team . . . You’ve got coaches! If the church had its league . . . Resources: Upward Sports The Everything Church Resou…
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In this episode, Thom looks at three ways some churches are reaching out to their communities. These are not traditional types of outreach, but they are proving to be highly effective. Build-your-own sports ministry Gifts for the neighborhood The power of “we’ve prayed for you” Resources: Upward Sports Good News Neighbors Toolkit The Everything Chu…
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One of the fast-growing movements in churches today is the growth of Christian schools owned and controlled by a church. There is indeed much to celebrate with this movement. But there are a few cautions as well. Thom unpacks these issues in two episodes. Resources: Chaney & Associates The Everything Church Resource Directory The Hope Initiative Ch…
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One of the fast-growing movements in churches today is the growth of Christian schools owned and controlled by a church. There is indeed much to celebrate with this movement. But there are a few cautions as well. Thom unpacks these issues in two episodes. Resources: Chaney & Associates The Everything Church Resource Directory The Hope Initiative Ch…
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While we use many metrics to assess the health of churches, the most important is conversion growth. In this episode, Thom explains how to calculate it and why we are likely making a big mistake. Resources: Chaney & Associates Church Health Scorecard “Bridges of God: A Study in the Strategy of Missions” by Donald McGavran (affiliate link) “Understa…
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You can’t find much, if any, historical evidence for embracing transfer growth in American churches until around 1970. In this third of three episodes, Thom shows how smaller churches in America reaped the consequences of the adulation of transfer growth. Resources: Chaney & Associates How the Boomers Killed Many American Churches (The Church Answe…
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You can’t find much, if any, historical evidence for embracing transfer growth in American churches until around 1970. In this second of three episodes, Thom laments how transfer growth moved many churches from urgency to complacency. Resources: Chaney & Associates How the Boomers Killed Many American Churches (The Church Answers Podcast, 3-Part Se…
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You can’t find much, if any, historical evidence for embracing transfer growth in American churches until around 1970. In this first of three episodes, Thom unpacks Sam Rainer’s four types of church growth. Resources: Chaney & Associates How the Boomers Killed Many American Churches (The Church Answers Podcast, 3-Part Series) The Everything Church …
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While much has been written on this large generation born between 1946 and 1964, Thom argues that we have not explained why this generation hurt many congregations, some to the point of death. In these third of three episodes, he looks at how we shifted from recognizing conversion growth to transfer growth. Resources: Chaney & Associates The Everyt…
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While much has been written on this large generation born between 1946 and 1964, Thom argues that we have not explained why this generation hurt many congregations, some to the point of death. In these second of three episodes, he looks at the relationship between the Boomers and the growth of megachurches. Resources: Chaney & Associates Ryan Burge…
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While much has been written on this large generation born between 1946 and 1964, Thom argues that we have not explained why this generation hurt many congregations, some to the point of death. In this first of three episodes, he examines a brief history of Boomerism in the church. Resources: Chaney & Associates The Everything Church Resource Direct…
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Thom interviews Steve Chaney, founder and CEO of Chaney and Associates, the premier CPA firm for churches of all sizes. In this episode, Steve and Thom discuss the challenges of a church secretary or bookkeeper who might not have the necessary skills to do the job. Resources: Chaney & Associates The Everything Church Resource Directory The Hope Ini…
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Thom interviews Steve Chaney, founder and CEO of Chaney and Associates, the premier CPA firm for churches of all sizes. It is often assumed that a CPA or a bookkeeper understands church and ministry accounting. That is not always the case. Steve and Thom discuss this issue that many church leaders fail to grasp. Resources: Chaney & Associates The E…
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Thom interviews Steve Chaney, founder and CEO of Chaney and Associates, the premier CPA firm for churches of all sizes. In this episode, Steve and Thom provide clear warning signs for churches that do their bookkeeping and accounting internally. Resources: Chaney & Associates The Everything Church Resource Directory The Hope Initiative Church Answe…
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Is the Sermon on the Mount analogous to an MRPG strategy guide? The fellows are mischievous enough to suggest it. If our Christian mission is to work alongside God to establish the Kingdom of God on earth, Jesus give us an awful lot of information as to how to do it, beginning with your character traits (the Beatitudes), your role (to be salt and l…
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In this three-part series, Jess Rainer and Thom discuss the details of writing a book. You will discover some insights you’ve never heard before. For example, this episode examines four critical issues for authors who desire to publish successfully. Sadly, most authors have never heard about these facts. Resources: Chaney & Associates The Everythin…
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In this three-part series, Jess Rainer and Thom discuss the details of writing a book. You will discover some insights you’ve never heard before. For example, this episode examines some surprising insights about self-publishing versus commercial publishing. Resources: Chaney & Associates The Everything Church Resource Directory Craft Book Publishin…
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In this three-part series, Jess Rainer and Thom discuss the details of writing a book. You will discover some insights you’ve never heard before. For example, this episode looks at the nitty-gritty details of actually writing a book. Resources: Chaney & Associates The Everything Church Resource Directory “How to Launch a New Church Site: Ten Questi…
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Seek first the Kingdom of God and all we need will be given to us. This is hard to believe. Yet for Christians it stands as a promise from the Son of God himself and therefore demands to be taken seriously. Material wealth won't last. Worry accomplishes nothing. Judgment leads to hypocrisy. These sections of the Sermon on the Mount get to the heart…
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It is becoming a common problem. Many church facilities were built for a different church era, specifically when more people attended. Now, your space is too large for the number of people who show up each week. Thom looks at this issue and offers four possible solutions. Resources: Chaney & Associates The Everything Church Resource Directory Brown…
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While Thom does not consider himself an expert on AI, he attempts to keep up with advances and updates to benefit a church and church leader audience. This technology is developing rapidly. Stay tuned to The Church Answers Podcast for regular updates. Resources: Chaney & Associates “AI and Church Answers: Full Disclosure” by Thom S. Rainer Visitor …
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If you know Thom, you know he is an introvert. He has been in the business world, an academic dean, and CEO of two Christian companies. However, he considers himself largely a failure at dealing with his introversion in these organizations. He shares his failures primarily for the benefit of introverted pastors, but the principles could apply to ma…
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Jesus teaches the Christian approach to religious disciplines of charity, prayer and fasting should be practiced with humility. The fellows discuss the definition of true humility, which lies somewhere between boastful arrogance and self-erasure. We talk about the difficulty of avoiding temptation of making gifts or personal service all about onese…
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This book became one of the best-selling books in history in its genre. The book is still selling well today and is poised to pass the 2.0 million mark in sales. Thom attempts to do an objective assessment of the book and its impact 11 years after it was published. Resources: Chaney & Associates The Everything Church Resource Directory “Autopsy of …
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The only reason Thom wrote this book is that his blog of the same title went viral. The book became another number-one bestseller. Thom attempts to do an objective assessment of the book and its impact 12 years after it was published. Resources: Chaney & Associates The Everything Church Resource Directory “Autopsy of a Deceased Church: 12 Ways to K…
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