Ministry Today proudly presents Greenelines, a new blog from Dr. Steve Greene.
Dr. Greene writes on a wide range of topics important to leaders, church administrators and young leaders in development.
He has lead business organizations, served as a dean of a college of business and lead as a senior pastor. Greene's primary focus is to equip the leaders of saints.Read Greenelines
This is a delicate issue, but there are tactful ways to go about it.
Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.
What do you do when you feel like can't hear from God?
God has created a favorable opportunity for His children to help each other. It's up to us to recognize and execute it.
Sometimes, finding volunteers feels like searching for a needle in a haystack.
Don't allow anyone to convince you that little things don't matter.
Prophetic dreams show hard times coming between now and January. How do you discern this word?
Not that there is anything inherently wrong with a congregation of senior adults, but here's how that kind of church can reach younger families.
If you don't possess these characteristics, you might be in the wrong business.
The development of competency is a perpetual state.
The Bible is replete with examples of God's faithfulness in difficult or even impossible situations. Our faith could be tested again soon.
How can the small groups in your church become the effective evangelism tools that God wants them to become?
What other blessings have you discovered during your Christian walk?
Effective leaders monitor levels of intensity.
Do any of these apply in your family? If so, what can you do to correct it?
A recent family trip to the Big Apple brought about some pleasant—some might say godly—changes from the past.
In a leadership role, leaders are required to confront and challenge team members and peers. How do you go about it?
Lay aside every weight and the sin that so easily entangles us.
Volume doesn't equal anointing. Here's what your preaching must have without question.
Do you find it scary to be a leader sometimes? What's the scariest time you have faced as a leader?
While members can benefit from it, here is why bulletins should be for guests first.
No group is an island.
Kindness is a powerful piece of fruit.
By Clarence E. Stowers Jr.
Remember these 3 key lessons when casting a new vision for your congregation.
The way we view the local church is changing, and we may need to learn to be more flexible.
Do you have another side that shows up under stress?
The nature of criticism can be extremely draining, but here is how it can be used for good.
By Chuck Lawless
Here's how to become a more effective preacher and teacher—even if you don't like critiques.
Here's why sincerity is a key value and a core component of both effectively representing the gospel and communicating God's truth in this present age.
This past month, the U.S. government reported a seven-year-low in unemployment. Like an economist analyzing an economic report, we need to selectively filter information in our ministry.
By Rick Warren
Here are three reasons why working with a highly effective and motivated team can improve your ministry.
As if the first 10 were not enough.
What happens when all that you have multiplies?
At which level is your church?
By Phil Cooke
Before picking fights with online troublemakers, consider an alternative approach.
"Please tell me that true Christianity calls for genuine repentance of all sin, including homosexuality."
Best practices create predictable outcomes.
Make unexpected alterations in your day an energizing resource.
By John Velsor
Whether it's in a mall, a movie theater or at a YMCA, congregations can find a home anywhere.
These are almost no-brainers. Can you think of more?
Some leaders earn influence sooner than others.
Here's why this fruit of the Spirit should be cultivated every day.
By Nelson Searcy
Here's why a first career in business is great preparation for starting a church.
There is a biblical plan for this.
Didn't Paul preach about continuous improvement?
Is your pastor unprepared or unwilling to preach this important message?
Do you display these characteristics?
These are all red flags when it comes to outside media's perceptions of pastors.