100 episodes

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.

The Church Answers Podcast The Church Answers Podcast

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.8 • 258 Ratings

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.

    How the Work-from-Anywhere Movement Has Impacted Churches: Opportunities for Significant Cost Saving, Part 3

    How the Work-from-Anywhere Movement Has Impacted Churches: Opportunities for Significant Cost Saving, Part 3

    https://youtu.be/sgfXcBvmyjU



    Thom's three-part series examines how the massive work-from-anywhere movement has affected churches. In this third episode, he looks at how many churches save a lot of money by moving some of their staff and functions to work-from-anywhere.

    Resources:



    Chaney & Associates





    * The Hope Initiative





    * Church Answers Central Membership



    Episode Sponsor:





    Focus on your ministry, we’ll focus on the finances. 



    Chaney & Associates — The accounting firm for the Church.

    Stop stressing about the state of your church’s finances and start feeling confident knowing you’ve hired an accounting team you can trust.

    At Chaney & Associates, we understand the weight you carry stewarding tithe money which is why we’ve helped over 1,100 churches with accounting & payroll services for over 21 years.

    Save time with our cloud-based software. Access reports in real time. And feel confident knowing you’re working with software that’s the best in class.

    From church plants to megachurches, we’ve got you covered.

    Cumulative Translation Adjustment (CTA): Visit chaneyassociates.com today to get started.

    • 10 min
    How the Work-from-Anywhere Movement Has Impacted Churches: The Accountability Issue, Part 2

    How the Work-from-Anywhere Movement Has Impacted Churches: The Accountability Issue, Part 2

    https://youtu.be/DfV_Ck2kHwY



    Thom's three-part series examines how the massive work-from-anywhere movement has affected churches. In this second episode, he tracks how some churches are making sure those who work outside the church facilities are held accountable.

    Resources:



    Chaney & Associates





    * The Hope Initiative





    * Church Answers Central Membership



    Episode Sponsor:





    Focus on your ministry, we’ll focus on the finances. 



    Chaney & Associates — The accounting firm for the Church.

    Stop stressing about the state of your church’s finances and start feeling confident knowing you’ve hired an accounting team you can trust.

    At Chaney & Associates, we understand the weight you carry stewarding tithe money which is why we’ve helped over 1,100 churches with accounting & payroll services for over 21 years.

    Save time with our cloud-based software. Access reports in real time. And feel confident knowing you’re working with software that’s the best in class.

    From church plants to megachurches, we’ve got you covered.

    Cumulative Translation Adjustment (CTA): Visit chaneyassociates.com today to get started.

    • 10 min
    How the Work-from-Anywhere Movement Has Impacted Churches: Non-Ministry Staff, Part 1

    How the Work-from-Anywhere Movement Has Impacted Churches: Non-Ministry Staff, Part 1

    https://youtu.be/ZbR_XFWh9Lk



    Thom's three-part series examines how the massive work-from-anywhere movement has affected churches. In this first episode, he examines its impact on non-ministry staff.

    Resources:



    Chaney & Associates





    * The Hope Initiative





    * Church Answers Central Membership



    Episode Sponsor:





    Focus on your ministry, we’ll focus on the finances. 



    Chaney & Associates — The accounting firm for the Church.

    Stop stressing about the state of your church’s finances and start feeling confident knowing you’ve hired an accounting team you can trust.

    At Chaney & Associates, we understand the weight you carry stewarding tithe money which is why we’ve helped over 1,100 churches with accounting & payroll services for over 21 years.

    Save time with our cloud-based software. Access reports in real time. And feel confident knowing you’re working with software that’s the best in class.

    From church plants to megachurches, we’ve got you covered.

    Cumulative Translation Adjustment (CTA): Visit chaneyassociates.com today to get started.

    • 10 min
    Rejoicing about Evangelistic Churches

    Rejoicing about Evangelistic Churches

    https://youtu.be/hfX3vVBoYGY



    Though we still have a long way to go, we rejoice that many churches have renewed their emphasis and intentionality about evangelism. Thom celebrates these trends.

    Resources:



    Chaney & Associates





    “Autopsy of a Deceased Church: 12 Ways to Keep Yours Alive” by Thom S. Rainer





    “Effective Evangelistic Churches” by Thom S. Rainer





    Know Your Church Report





    * The Hope Initiative





    * Church Answers Central Membership



    Episode Sponsor:





    Focus on your ministry, we’ll focus on the finances. 



    Chaney & Associates — The accounting firm for the Church.

    Stop stressing about the state of your church’s finances and start feeling confident knowing you’ve hired an accounting team you can trust.

    At Chaney & Associates, we understand the weight you carry stewarding tithe money which is why we’ve helped over 1,100 churches with accounting & payroll services for over 21 years.

    Save time with our cloud-based software. Access reports in real time. And feel confident knowing you’re working with software that’s the best in class.

    From church plants to megachurches, we’ve got you covered.

    Cumulative Translation Adjustment (CTA): Visit chaneyassociates.com today to get started.

    • 10 min
    What Happened When the Public Invitation Died in Many Churches

    What Happened When the Public Invitation Died in Many Churches

    https://youtu.be/ycI2wQhMZjU



    Thousands of churches once offered a public invitation at the end of a worship service. Thom looks at the unintended consequences of this decision.

    Resources:



    Chaney & Associates





    * “Just as I Am: The Autobiography of Billy Graham” by Billy Graham 





    * The Hope Initiative





    * Church Answers Central Membership



    Episode Sponsor:





    Focus on your ministry, we’ll focus on the finances. 



    Chaney & Associates — The accounting firm for the Church.

    Stop stressing about the state of your church’s finances and start feeling confident knowing you’ve hired an accounting team you can trust.

    At Chaney & Associates, we understand the weight you carry stewarding tithe money which is why we’ve helped over 1,100 churches with accounting & payroll services for over 21 years.

    Save time with our cloud-based software. Access reports in real time. And feel confident knowing you’re working with software that’s the best in class.

    From church plants to megachurches, we’ve got you covered.

    Cumulative Translation Adjustment (CTA): Visit chaneyassociates.com today to get started.

    • 10 min
    The Epidemic of Denial in Many Churches

    The Epidemic of Denial in Many Churches

    https://youtu.be/FIU_Tluz548



    You can't find solutions if you don't admit you have a problem. Thom examines why many church members are in denial and offers a few suggestions to help them see the light.

    Resources:



    Chaney & Associates





    * Know Your Church, Know Yourself, and Know Your Community





    * The Hope Initiative





    * Church Answers Central Membership



    Episode Sponsor:





    Focus on your ministry, we’ll focus on the finances. 



    Chaney & Associates — The accounting firm for the Church.

    Stop stressing about the state of your church’s finances and start feeling confident knowing you’ve hired an accounting team you can trust.

    At Chaney & Associates, we understand the weight you carry stewarding tithe money which is why we’ve helped over 1,100 churches with accounting & payroll services for over 21 years.

    Save time with our cloud-based software. Access reports in real time. And feel confident knowing you’re working with software that’s the best in class.

    From church plants to megachurches, we’ve got you covered.

    Cumulative Translation Adjustment (CTA): Visit chaneyassociates.com today to get started.

    • 11 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
258 Ratings

258 Ratings

preacha'man ,

An amazing help to me in my bi-co-vocational ministry.

This podcast is an amazing help to me in my bi-co-vocational ministry. I am currently revitalizing two churches in two different denominations that both had lost 90% of their attendees. I also hold a 45+hour a week full time healthcare CEO job. I have to listen to this with my finger over the rewind button as I ask myself, “did he really say that?” :-)

im not one to write reviews ,

New format

Long time listener, but this new short format is hard to listen to. It’s a lot of sponsorship info, intro, and then just a few minutes of “meat”.

RevKev55 ,

Encouraging and Excellent

Practical encouragement and wisdom from decades in the trenches.

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