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
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.
Find out why some ministers will be paying additional housing taxes, and just who this ruling affects.
Rick Warren says this list isn’t deeply theological—but it’s very practical, usable advice for ministerial leaders.
Life is a continual learning process. Here are some of the things that life in the ministry can teach you.
When the black starts to descend, our first inclination is to work harder. Find out why it should be the opposite when we’re feeling stressed.
Jesus said He has overcome the world. The world continues to see it differently, but read about how we as believers need to stand our ground more than ever.
Most pastors and church leaders appreciate and love their volunteers. Here are some ways to get better connected with them.
Does your church require new member classes? If so, what is the content of them, and are they useful?
Here are some essential truths as you seek the plans God has for your ministry.
What characteristics do you want your boss to have? Find out what traits the best supervisors possess.
Many teams don’t function well when at a personnel deficit. Find out what to do when faced with this situation.
Don’t judge a church by its size. Find out why a large army of small churches could be the sleeping giant that strategically infiltrates the world.
Some sermons may have a great beginning and a solid message, but find out why it’s the finish that has the greatest impact for the gospel.
If you’re in a position to lead, you need someone to listen to you and give you advice. Here are 10 traits of a good confidant.
In the 1600s, the Vasa ship was a disaster waiting to happen for the Swedish government. Find out how its lack of leadership relates to Obamacare.
How do preachers discern when something they're planning to share is of God or just a conviction of their own? Find out how to tell the difference.
Small groups are for everyone, including senior pastors. Find out why they should take part in one.
How are people in your church and community catching a vision for a new life? Matthew Barnett says it starts with one question.
God doesn’t evaluate churches on a seat-for-seat basis. Saddleback Church’s Kenny Luck says there are many other elements He considers.
Have you regularly experienced these ups and downs when preparing a message for your congregation?
Does how you’re sharing the gospel resemble a business transaction?
Young pastors sometimes need a little push in the right direction for their ministry to take off. Here are some things that could help.
Most churches have yet to master the art of streaming an online service. Here are some great tips.
Is it enough to plant seeds, or does the church’s mission go beyond that? Mercy Ministries founder Nancy Alcorn says the church has a responsibility to not only share a message of mercy with the hurting, but also to demonstrate mercy through action.
Current reality says most churches in this category won’t survive. Read about some possible solutions.
Find out what we can all can learn from Matthew Barnett and his Dream Center’s ministry to the "least of these."
People want to follow a pastor who’s real. Find out how our weaknesses can benefit us.
Every employee wants a great working atmosphere, and that includes the local church. Find out what employees really expect.
Most preachers would rather preach than teach, but find out why teaching is a crucial part of it all.
Here are some tips for recognizing, appreciating and recruiting volunteers at your church.
Are you missing the link between what you’re doing and the results you’re getting? Here's how to connect the dots.
Interim pastors have the unique privilege of bringing healing to hurting congregations. Find out how he or she can do that.
Making eye contact with your congregation—or someone else’s—is critical when giving a sermon. Here’s why.
Just because your church has limited financial resources doesn't mean your ministry can't be effective.
Here are seven ways to get your team’s creative juices flowing and to spark their enthusiasm.
Here are some proven tips for limiting technology distractions and working smarter for your ministry.
Leaders should consider whether they are willing to pay the price for good leadership. Here’s what it can cost you.
Whether it's the husband or the wife—or both—here's some suggestions on how to encourage your mate in doing God's work.
How much of your life is spent spewing opinions versus developing or thinking about great ideas? Here’s how to tell the concepts apart.
What makes you a bold example of Christ-likeness for your congregation? Here are some suggestions of how you can walk the walk.
For decades, church members have been fighting, splitting and lamenting the state of music in our worship services. Find out why that trend may be a thing of the past.