About the Author
Thom S. Rainer holds the Ph.D. from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he has served for over a decade as the founding dean of the Billy Graham School of Missions, Evangelism and Church Growth. The author of 15 books and hundreds of articles, Dr. Rainer also serves as president of the Rainer Group, one of the leading church and denominational consulting firms in the nation.
Chuck Lawless serves as the senior associate dean of the Billy Graham School of Missions, Evangelism and Church Growth. A Ph.D. graduate of Southern Seminary, Chuck also served as a senior pastor for fourteen years prior to joining the faculty at the Graham School. He is also the author of Spiritual Warfare: Biblical Truth for Victory, Discipled Warriors, Making Disciples through Mentoring, and Serving in Your Church Prayer Ministry.