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Thom S Rainer

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Thom S. Rainer is the president and CEO of LifeWay Christian Resources. Prior to LifeWay, he served at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary for twelve years where he was the founding dean of the Billy Graham School of Missions and Evangelism. He is a 1977 graduate of the University of Alabama and earned his Master of Divinity and Ph.D. degrees from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

In addition to speaking in hundreds of venues over the past 20 years, Rainer led Rainer Group, a church and denominational consulting firm, from 1990 to 2005. The firm provided church health insights to over 500 churches and other organizations over that period.

Rainer and his wife, Nellie Jo, have three grown sons: Sam, Art and Jess, who are married to Erin, Sarah and Rachel respectively. The Rainers have six grandchildren: Canon, Maggie, Nathaniel, Will (with the Lord), Harper, and Bren.

He is the author of twenty-four books, including Breakout Churches, Simple Life, Simple Church, Raising Dad, The Millennials, and Essential Church. His recent book, I Am a Church Member, was #1 on the CBA best-seller list for several months and Autopsy of a Deceased Church was just released in May 2014 by B&H Publishing Group.


Checkout About Thom Rainer for Leadership and Growth resources for your Church

1.Autopsy of a Deceased Church: 11 Things I Learned
2.The Main Reason People Leave a Church
3.How Loud Should Our Church Music Be?
4.Ten Warning Signs of an Inwardly Obsessed Church
5.Ten Things Church Members Desire in a Pastor
6.Ten Things Pastors Wish They Knew Before They Became Pastors
7.Five Things You Should Know about Pastors’ Salaries
8.Five Warning Signs of Declining Church Health
9.Eight Things to Help You Understand Introverts
10.Seven Common Comments Non-Christians Make about Christians
11.I Am a Church Member
12.The Introverted Leader

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