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Thom S. Rainer is a prominent Christian author, speaker and researcher. He currently serves as president and chief executive officer of LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention, one of the world’s largest Christian resource providers. He became president Feb. 1, 2006, and within a few months launched LifeWay Research to equip church leaders with insights leading to better church health and greater ministry effectiveness. He also established B&H Academic, a branch of LifeWay's B&H Publishing Group, to provide pastors, seminary professors and students with theologically conservative commentaries and other Bible resources.

Rainer is author, co-author or editor of numerous books, including The Unchurched Next Door, Breakout Churches, Simple Church, and Raising Dad.

Rainer was founding dean of the Billy Graham School of Missions, Evangelism and Church Growth atThe Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky. He also served as professor of evangelism and church growth at Southern and has taught at Beeson Divinity School, Samford University, and Tampa Bay Theological Seminary, a branch of Dallas Theological Seminary.

Rainer served as interim pastor at eight different churches between 1995-2004 and as senior pastor at four churches from 1984-1994. He also has extensive business experience, having served as vice president of Pinnacle Publishers, Inc. (2001-05); president of Church Central Associates, Inc. (2001-05); chairman of Rainer Research, a division of The Rainer Group (1999-2005); founder, president and CEO of The Rainer Group (1988-05); vice president of corporate lending at SouthTrust Bank, Alabama (1980-83); and cash management officer at Trust Company of Georgia, now SunTrust (1977-80).

Rainer is the former president of the American Association of Church Consultants. He also served as a board member of Romanian-American Missions; Ephesians 4 Ministries; and the Southern Baptist Convention’s Home Mission Board, which later became the North American Mission Board. In addition, he was a member of the Society for Advancement of Consulting, a secular organization in which he served as the only member providing church and denominational consultations; and the American Consultants League, another secular organization in which he served as the only member providing church and denominational consultations.

He has served as a church growth conference speaker for several years and is in frequent demand as a speaker today. He is a featured columnist for Outreach magazine. He is a Gold Medallion finalist for two books; former publisher of Church Health Today, a bi-weekly church-health newsletter; recipient of more than a dozen awards related to work in church health and church growth; and he has provided consultation to numerous periodicals including USA TODAY, Time, Associated Press, Religion News Service, and others.

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Total Books: 50
Who Moved My Pulpit Leading Change in the Church
Me comprometo Nueve caractersticas del cristiano enfocado hacia afuera
2016 - Me Comprometo Nueve Caractersticas Del Cristiano Enfocado Hacia Afuera [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781433689284
ISBN-10: 1433689286
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Christian Books & Bibles
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I Will Nine Habits of the Outwardly Focused Christian
2015 - I Will Nine Habits of the Outwardly Focused Christian (Hardcover)Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781433687297
ISBN-10: 1433687291
Genre: Christian Books & Bibles
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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Autopsy of a Deceased Church 12 Ways to Keep Yours Alive
2014 - Autopsy of a Deceased Church 12 Ways to Keep Yours Alive (Audio CD)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781633891555
ISBN-10: 1633891550
Genre: Christian Books & Bibles
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Bible Studies for Life Connected My Life in the Church - Bible Study Book
Twenty-Three Leadership Principles for the Pastor
2013 - Twenty-three Leadership Principles for the Pastor (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780615914800
ISBN-10: 0615914802
Genre: Christian Books & Bibles
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Soy miembro de la iglesia La actitud que marca la diferencia
2013 - Soy Miembro De La Iglesia La Actitud Que Marca La Diferencia [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781433682605
ISBN-10: 1433682605
Genre: Christian Books & Bibles
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I Am a Church Member Discovering the Attitude that Makes the Difference
I Am a Church Member Discovering the Attitude that Makes the Difference
2013 - I Am a Church Member Discovering the Attitude That Makes the Difference (Hardcover)Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781433679735
ISBN-10: 1433679736
Genre: Christian Books & Bibles
  • Currently 4.9/5 Stars.
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The Millennials Connecting to America's Largest Generation
2011 - The Millennials Connecting to America's Largest Generation (Hardcover)Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781433670039
ISBN-10: 1433670038
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Transformational Church Creating a New Scorecard for Congregations
Simple Life Action Plan
2010 - Simple Life Action Plan (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781415868126
ISBN-10: 1415868123
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Christian Books & Bibles
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Breakout Churches Discover How to Make the Leap
2010 - Breakout Churches Discover How to Make the Leap (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780310293477
ISBN-10: 0310293472
Genre: Christian Books & Bibles
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Simple Life Time Relationships Money God
2009 - Simple Life Time Relationships Money God (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780805448863
ISBN-10: 0805448861
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Christian Books & Bibles
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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Essential Church Reclaiming a Generation of Dropouts
2008 - Essential Church Reclaiming a Generation of Dropouts (Hardcover)Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780805443929
ISBN-10: 0805443924
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Christian Books & Bibles
  • Currently 1/5 Stars.
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Simple Church Returning to God's Process for Making Disciples
2008 - Simple Church Returning to God's Process for Making Disciples (Paperback)Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780805447996
ISBN-10: 0805447997
Genre: Christian Books & Bibles
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The Unchurched Next Door Understanding Faith Stages as Keys to Sharing Your Faith
Surprising Insights from the Unchurched and Proven Ways to Reach Them
Iglesias Exitosas Descubre cmo dar el salto
2007 - Iglesias Exitosas Descubre Cmo Dar El Salto [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780829746266
ISBN-10: 0829746269
Genres: Nonfiction, Christian Books & Bibles
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Iglesia Simple Como volver al proceso Divino de hacer discipulos
Un giro inesperado Conversaciones con personas que se han convertido de otras creencias a Jesucristo
Connected Dvd Leader Kit [Bible Studies for Life] (Paperback)