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
Not every person in the Body of Christ has the same motivations, maturity levels, goals and emotional health levels. Find out how to properly discern between these three kinds of people.
The coming generation of spiritual leaders should give us all reasons to be hopeful. Here’s why.
What type of people do you surround yourself with? Are they brothers and sisters who challenge you to be strong leaders and walk with God in gratitude and dependence?
Are you stuck in a rut with your ministry? Here are some suggestions to help you out.
No job is 100 percent secure. But here are some tips that can help you become the one staff member that would be extremely difficult to let go.
When faced with a situation where you can’t answer a philosophical or spiritual question, can you admit it?
Everyone has problems of some magnitude, including pastors. Here are only a few.
In crossing cultural lines, have you observed the thoughts of your students when it comes to people different than themselves? Do you harbor the same stereotypes?
Do you have a set of safety procedures for your children’s ministry volunteers? Which are most important?
Who doesn’t want to hear when they get to heaven, “Well done, thy good and faithful servant”? What better reason is there to revel in spreading the Good News?
Most pastors realize that every Sunday sermon isn’t going to be a big hit. Here’s what to do in the times when you’re feeling inadequate in the pulpit.
Pastors who are still a bit green shouldn’t kick themselves for messing up every once in a while. But here are some suggestions for them to rise above the mistakes.
How do you get a church that seems to be coming to a stop to regain some forward momentum? Here are some ways.
Church small groups are still making an impact on individuals. Here’s how they’re doing so.
Pastors shouldn’t be immune to constructive criticism and teaching. Here are some words that all pastors should heed to.
Has your church been focused on anything other than God’s purposes in 2013? If so, are you ready to refocus on those next year?
Find out how young adults born between 1980 and 2000 are making a healthy and exciting impact on American congregations.
Paul was imprisoned and killed for planting Jewish and Gentile—in other words, multiethnic—churches throughout the Greco-Roman world. Read why we should embrace this idea with passion.
Many Western churches are on life support and don’t realize it until it’s too late. What can be done to stop this trend?
What is your first thought when you think of attractive churches? Is it the building, or is it the people?
Find out why sometimes knowing what not to do is much better than trying to figure out how to grow your congregation.
What tools do you use to measure your church as an organization? Here are some suggestions.
Do you have guidelines for where middle-schoolers versus high-schoolers can serve? Here are some suggestions.
Do you often pray for the Lord to lead you into conversation with people you don’t know? Have you been able to spread the gospel that way?
Find out what ingredients are paramount to moving our churches toward health and reproduction.
The trend toward smaller worship centers has already begun. Find out why it will be accelerating very soon.
When you step into the pulpit, you may take some things for granted. Find out why that’s dangerous.
What happens when people in your church face a real-world situation? Are they ready to take on the decisions involved?
Why type of person have you come across that is difficult to lead? What would you add to this list?
There are two kinds of stress when working for a church: the stress of being in control and the stress of not being in control. Find out the differences.
What are you doing to become a more productive leader? Here are some suggestions.
A Christmas Eve service is a big commitment for lay church leaders and ministry staff, but find out why it’s a must.
The Bible is full of health rules and guidelines. Here’s a reminder to leaders of some principles from God’s Word about building a healthy body.
How can you get your student volunteers to love what they do? Here are some suggestions.
Joe McKeever says preachers should preach the gospel with words. But if word inflation has undermined their value, do your good works and leave it all with the Lord.
Charisma News recently sat down with Pastor Benny Perez to talk about his church in Las Vegas and lessons other leaders could learn from its growth.
What are you doing to help the people in your congregation anticipate Jesus this Christmas season?
If you sometimes wait until the end of the year to bring a major tithe into the storehouse, here’s why you shouldn’t feel guilty.
While some might be intimidated when talking with an atheist, here are some tips that could make a difference.
How does your congregation respond to you during the Christmas season? Do you feel appreciated?
If your church is not all about the body of Christ, find out why some attitudes might need adjustment.
Have you challenged yourself professionally and personally to be better as a pastor in 2014? Here are some suggestions.
Rick Warren says being in charge isn’t about people serving your interests. Find out seven reasons why leaders should be good servants.
A church’s Internet presence says a lot about the church itself. Here are some things for churches not to do online.
Hanging out with students in youth ministry is great, but the primary assignment God has leaders is to present Jesus to them. Here are some tips for one-on-ones with the youth.
Are you showing your church’s youth that you care more about them acting right or about what is going on in their lives?
Here are some suggestions for you as a preacher that will help church officials extend a return invitation for you to preach there.
Find out the most loving and respectful thing a wife can do for her husband on behalf of their marriage.
Find out why research strongly suggests individuals with religious and spiritual beliefs cope better during their battle with cancer than those without such beliefs.