Thom Rainer announces retirement from LifeWay

Thom Rainer announces retirement from LifeWay Tonight, during the regularly scheduled meeting of the LifeWay board, I announced my retirement as president and CEO. I will step down when the new CEO is named, or in one year, whichever comes first. I made this decision with the firm conviction that it was time for my departure. But I also made the decision with a plethora of mixed emotions. In fact, when I told my executive leadership team about my decision,…

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Thom S. Rainer releases new book to move church members into action to welcome guests in ‘Becoming a Welcoming Church’

Thom S. Rainer releases new book to move church members into action to welcome guests in ‘Becoming a Welcoming Church’ Nashville, Tennessee (February 23, 2018)— After consulting with thousands of churches and pastors, LifeWay Christian Resources President and church leadership expert Thom S. Rainer found that most church members perceive their church to be friendly. But as he researched, he found that the guests typically saw church members as unfriendly. The perception chasm existed because the members were indeed friendly to one…

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