Thom S. Rainer

Christian Post Contributor

20 Relics of Church Past

"What did you have or do in your church ten years ago that you don't have or do today?" The top twenty responses were, for me at least, a fascinating mix of the expected and the surprises.

8 Major Changes in Churches the Past 10 Years

Change or die. Such has been the reality of too many congregations the past ten years as the rate of church closures has accelerated. But what are some of the major changes that have taken place in congregations that are doing relatively well?

8 Reasons Churches Became Too Busy

Most churches keep their members so busy they don't have time to do ministry. Most churches keep their members so busy they don't have time to do ministry. Indeed, I spoke to a lay elder of a church recently who told me he simply did not have time to get to know his neighbors because he was so busy in his church.