Shane Raynor


Reaching New People with Bible Studies and Programs

By Shane Raynor
There was a time when people chose their churches based largely on denomination, location, beliefs, or family ties. But with the rise of the internet and the proliferation of… read more

Reasons Not to Write Sermons from Scratch

By Shane Raynor
I typically enjoy teaching more than preaching, but occasionally I do get asked to speak at worship services or other events. On those occasions, I’ve generally logged many… read more

Where's Your Worship Service Going?

By Shane Raynor
The difference between a worship service that works and one that doesn’t isn’t only about substance and style—it’s about where participants find themselves … read more

Discipline and Accountability in a Church Shopper's Market

By Shane Raynor
I grew up in The United Methodist Church, but I wasn’t confirmed until high school. It was about that time that I first encountered The Book of Discipline. I’m not… read more

5 Outreach Ideas for Advent

By Shane Raynor
For the Western secular world, the Christmas season starts right after the Thanksgiving Day meal and ends on Christmas Day. Then we set our sights on the New Year. But… read more

Unleashing Scripture

By Shane Raynor
In some congregations, the public reading of scripture may be one of the most underdeveloped parts of the worship service. It’s not that we don’t read the Bible in… read more
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