Rainer on Leadership

Rainer on Leadership

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Worship and the Next Generation featuring Mark Hall – Rainer on Leadership #283  

Mark Hall, founder of Casting Crowns, joins us to discuss worship, student ministry, and how he and Casting Crowns are rooted in their local church.

The Relationship Between a Pastor and Worship Leader featuring Jim Shaddix – Rainer on Leadership #282  

Jim Shaddix joins us to discuss what a healthy relationship between the pastor and worship leader looks like in the local church.

The Intersection of Theology and Worship featuring Louie Giglio – Rainer on Leadership #281  

Louie Giglio joins us to discuss the wedding of worship and theology and how the Passion movement has made that a cornerstone of its existence for the past two decades.

Four Qualities of an Effective Worship Leader – Rainer on Leadership #280  

Mike Harland joins us to kick off a four-part series on worship in the church by examining the four essential qualities of a worship leader.

8 Causes of Concern for Bible Belt Churches – Rainer on Leadership #279  

When I look at what is happening in the Bible Belt, there are causes for concern as well as opportunities for growth.

5 Ways to Stop Decline in a Church – Rainer on Leadership #278  

With 70-80% of churches in decline, many are looking for ways to reverse the trend. These five questions will help you address the issue of decline in your church.

12 Ways to Handle Staff Conflict – Rainer on Leadership #277  

Healthy churches have healthy church staffs, but unresolved staff conflict can harm a church staff and keep a church from realizing her full potential.

8 Signs of a Financially Dying Church – Rainer on Leadership #276  

Church financial issues can sometimes precipitate church death. So today we cover a post by Art Rainer on the warning signs of a financially dying church.

10 Keys to Reaching Unchurched People at Christmas – Rainer on Leadership #275  

Christmas is right around the corner for churches, so today we discuss 10 ways your church can better reach those in your community this Christmas.

How to Handle Bad Church Guest Experiences – Rainer on Leadership #274  

Drawing from a recent post on bad church guest experiences, we discuss how churches can respond to or avoid some of these issues.

Why Churches Move from Growth to Maintenance – Rainer on Leadership #273  

Maintenance mode can take over in any church regardless of its age or its size. Today, we discuss how to combat it and how to stay focused on the mission.

Church Compensation Trends featuring William Vanderbloemen – Rainer on Leadership #272  

Church compensation is always a hot topic of discussion, so on a recent trip through Nashville, William Vanderbloemen stopped in to discuss some new research and what he's seeing right now in church search.

Four Commitments Every Church Member Must Make – Rainer on Leadership #271  

Zechariah 4 serves as the textual basis for today's discussion on being a biblical church member.

Multi-Level Marketing in the Church and Other Listener Questions – Rainer on Leadership #270  

We cover listener questions on a host of topics including multi-level marketing in the church—something we've never really discussed on the podcast or blog.

Pastors and Writing with Jared C. Wilson – Rainer on Leadership #269  

Jared Wilson joins us today to talk about how writing informs blogging and vice versa as well as what it's like to go from pastoring in one of the most-churched states in America to one of the least-churched.

Five Reasons to Have Multiple Styles of Worship – Rainer on Leadership #268  

We conclude our two-part series on multiple styles of worship in today's episode.

Seven Reasons Not to Have Multiple Styles of Worship – Rainer on Leadership #267  

In this first part of a two-part series on worship styles, we look at why you shouldn't have multiple styles of worship at your church.

Cultural Crisis and the Church, featuring Dr. Albert Mohler – Rainer on Leadership #266  

Dr. R. Albert Mohler, Jr., joins us to talk about cultural issues in the church and how pastors can best minister in our changing cultural landscape.

Why Churches Really Aren’t Friendly to Guests – Rainer on Leadership #265  

Its rare to find a church who doesn't think they are friendly. But don't be fooled, not all churches are friendly. They just think they are.

Four Reasons People Are Dropping Out of Church – Rainer on Leadership #264  

Discipleship is critical to many aspects of the church, but today we discuss the link between the lack of discipleship and dropping out of church. It's a much closer link that you might think.

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