Thom Rainer to publish “The Post-Quarantine Church” with Tyndale House Publishers
CAROL STREAM, ILL. (June 11, 2020) – Tyndale House Publishers (@tyndalehouse) has announced that it will publish The Post-Quarantine Church: Six Urgent Challenges and Opportunities That Will Determine the Future of Your Congregation by Thom Rainer, founder and CEO of Church Answers and former president and CEO of Lifeway Christian Resources. For the last several decades, Rainer has been the go-to person for sound advice for pastors who are building and growing healthy churches. As a former pastor himself, Rainer is intimately familiar with the ever-present demands pastors face, and he has been a trustworthy voice, providing vision for the future.
The Post-Quarantine Church (Tyndale House Publishers, ISBN: 978-1-4964-5275-7, hardcover, $12.99), which is scheduled to release in early September, addresses the question that tens of thousands of pastors are asking: “What changes for my local church in the wake of the COVID-19 quarantine?” Fifty thousand pastors have already sought information from Thom Rainer on this topic through ChurchAnswers.com. By shining a light on six urgent challenges and opportunities, Dr. Rainer shows how, in the midst of heartbreak and tragedy, there’s hope. In The Post Quarantine Church, he has gathered essential wisdom from thousands of surveys of church leaders and in-person consultations. This book is, in effect, a personal church consultant, helping pastors and church leaders plan and prepare for what they will face in the coming years. Rainer identifies several key opportunities for the local church, including:
- New and better ways to lead the gathered church
- A wide-open door to reach people digitally
- A moment to rethink the facilities
- New approaches to serving your community
- . . . And much more!
“Tyndale House is beyond excited to be partnering with Thom Rainer on The Post Quarantine Church. It will be of enormous help and inspiration to church leaders and their congregations around the world,” said Ron Beers, Senior Vice President and Group Publisher. “There is no one on the planet, in our view, who is more qualified and experienced to address the great challenges and opportunities the church is facing both now and in the future.”
Church Answers is a ministry committed to hosting a safe, healthy, and vibrant place online, where ministry leaders from churches of all sizes can find practical resources to grow and revitalize their congregations. Church Answers delivers the answers local church leaders need in a way that is convenient for them—from webinars to in-person intensive consultation, from personal coaching to survey tools. Thom and the Church Answers team work diligently for local pastors, empowering them and connecting them with like-ministry leaders who are growing and building healthy churches together.
Thom S. Rainer is founder and CEO of Church Answers. With nearly 40 years of ministry experience, Thom has spent a lifetime committed to the growth and health of the local church and her leaders. Prior to founding Church Answers, Thom served as president and CEO of LifeWay Christian Resources. Before coming 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 for nearly the past 40 years, Thom led Rainer Group, a church and denominational consulting firm, from 1990 to 2005. That firm provided church health insights to over 500 churches and other organizations over that period. Thom is the author of more than two dozen books and lives with his wife, Nellie Jo, in Nashville.
Since its founding in 1962, Tyndale House Publishers has been a voice to trust for generations of readers. Today, Tyndale is one of the largest independent Christian publishers in the world. Tyndale’s mission is to make the Bible accessible to as many people as possible in language that they can relate and respond to. Tyndale publishes the Holy Bible, New Living Translation (NLT) and offers nonfiction books that equip readers with Christ-centered insight, counsel, and life-improving stories. In addition, Tyndale publishes fiction from fresh new voices and celebrated authors alike, capturing the imagination of millions of readers. With a deep understanding of the importance of nurturing future generations, Tyndale also publishes children’s products that make God’s Word and wisdom come alive. Tyndale’s independent status allows it to follow its founding model, giving a majority of annual revenue—more than $100 million throughout its history—to charitable missions. With every book purchased, Tyndale readers help meet the physical and spiritual needs of people around the world.