The Society for Church Consulting (SCC) was first envisioned by Dr. Thom Rainer and Tom Harper at the same time Church Central’s consultant training launched in 2002.
In February of 2006, Dr. Rainer became the new president/CEO of LifeWay Christian Resources, and as such withdrew his involvement from Church Central and the Society. Following that, the Society was launched in 2007 and then become incorporated as a non-profit in 2010 under the leadership of then president, Jim Barber. We also are recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(6) professional association.
Under the current president, Mark Lenz, we are now actively providing training and steps toward certification online, and at live training events across the country.