Thom S. Rainer

Christian Post Contributor

3 Common Sentences of Dying Churches

You don't have to wait until a church closes its doors to hear some of the sentences that led to its death. Indeed, these three sentences, or something similar to the words, are pervasive in too many churches.

6 Perspectives on Dual Church Membership

But what do we do with the concept of dual membership? As a rule, most of us believers should belong to one and only one local congregation. We need to be accountable to one body and ministering where we live. But I can see some exceptions.

8 Common Rookie Pastor Mistakes

I love rookie pastors. As I have worked with hundreds of rookie pastors over the years, I see a pattern of mistakes many of them make. I pray my highlighting of these eight common mistakes will be helpful to some of you.

8 Warning Signs of a Church Bully

It's one thing for me to state the obvious: the traits of a bully. But it's another thing for me to provide early warning signs so you won't be blindsided. Here are eight of those warning signs: