Tag: Thom Rainer

7 Reasons Your Church Should Have a Ministry to Widows

Thom Rainer: "It is one of the clearest mandates of Scripture. It is also one of the most neglected mandates of Scripture."

The One Common Factor of Effective Church Leaders

Thom Rainer: "Is it possible to find one common factor in the lives of the most effective church leaders? I think so."

8 Characteristics of the New Bivocational Pastor

Thom Rainer: "The new bivocational pastor is similar to the traditional bivocational pastor with some key differences."

6 Ways Ministry Spouses Get Hurt

Thom Rainer: "Sometimes ministry spouses are among the loneliest people in the church."

6 Characteristics of Disciple-Making Churches

Higher expectations get more positive behavioral patterns. If you want to make more disciples, raise your expectations.

9 Things That Have Replaced Traditional Outreach

The bad news is that fewer and fewer churches are highly intentional about reaching their immediate community.

The 10 Commandments of Guest-Friendly Churches

Welcoming guests is easy — just be friendly!

10 Questions to Diagnose the Evangelistic Health of Your Church

Look at these 10 questions to get some hints of the evangelistic health of your own church.