The Post-Quarantine Church
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Thom Rainer, Founder and CEO of Church Answers, shares where he sees opportunities for the church to stay on mission post-coronavirus, including: 

  • This is not a time to panic. We should be concerned, but the church has historically been through a lot of difficult times.  It is a new missiological opportunity for the church. 
  • Our Western churches have primarily been vertical, meaning that they’ve grown through large mega churches. Now, we’re seeing more horizontal growth where there’s multi venues, and maybe even micro-sites now. 
  • Some churches have found that during quarantine, the church members have connected with community members better than they had before the pandemic. 
  • It’s a great time to rethink and re-engineer. This is an opportunity to make the necessary changes that you should have pre-pandemic. 

Book Referenced in this Episode: The Post-Quarantine Church 6 Urgent Challenges and Opportunities That Will Determine the Future of Your Congregation



Thom Rainer

  • Founder and CEO of Church Answers
  • Served as president and CEO of LifeWay Christian Resources
  • Served for 12 years at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he was the founding dean of the Billy Graham School of Missions and Evangelism. 
  • He has been a pastor of four churches and interim pastor of ten churches. 
  • Graduate of the University of Alabama, MDiv and PhD degrees from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. 
  • Written over 30 books, including three bestsellers: I Am a Church Member, Autopsy of a Deceased Church, and Simple Church.
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