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
High-attendance days at church can be meaningful in more ways than simply putting bodies in the pews. Find out how.
In this ever-busy world, is easy to limit your time with your sermon. However, you may be spending more time with it than you think.
If you want God to use you greatly, here are some things you need to do to make yourself usable.
When you are invited into the presence of the Lord to minister to Him, do you bring wholeheartedness, praise, humility, reverence and respect?
As a good steward of the ministry God has given you, which would you rather have—efficiency or balance?
Are some of these consistent with your experiences? Are there others you could add?
There are conventional ways to make your ministry better—but here are some things that may not have occurred to you as a leader.
When launching a new ministry or planting a church, who holds the most important opinion?
Have you gotten burned out trying to fix people you lead? Who else do you know who has done that?
When the Holy Spirit moved mightily at a recent academic conference, it was a moment no one wanted to see end.
In the first of a two-part series, 12Stone Church’s Dan Reiland takes a look at how the agenda of church politics can be devastating.
Many Christian leaders are realizing the church can redeem technology and use it for a spiritual purpose. Find out how technology can enhance relationships instead of replacing them.
Are you, as a pastor and leader, guilty of trying to catch something that is simply going too fast?
When you leave church, shouldn’t songs about Jesus be running through your head instead of the church band’s rendition of, for instance, Styx’s “Come Sail Away”?
Sometimes it’s difficult for the older generation to connect with the millennials. Here are some good suggestions.
One of the true characteristics of leadership is letting your subordinates know the difference between having done something in error and improving on what they’ve done.
What types of strategies do you use to start new small groups? Here are some suggestions.
Do you find that guests are not coming back to your church? Could it be because no one really attempted to make a connection with them?
Who needs an advertising budget when social media spreads the word?
How are you doing in these four areas? Were you aware that you might need to tweak a few things?
Sometimes even pastors have difficulty relating to others. Here are some learned skills that might help along the journey.
Because the American culture has shifted so dramatically in recent years, pastors should be equipped to keep up. Here are some suggestions.
What obstacles to memorization do you face? More importantly, what strategies have you found effective?
To the worldly minded, some aspects of the gospel of Christ may not make sense. Do you preach an uncompromised gospel?
Are you a visionary? Do you agree that every minister should be a visionary?
It may be easier to trust your child’s spiritual education to “professionals,” but did you know that the Bible says that the true professionals are the family?
Jesus isn’t shocked by anything that we do. Why should we be, if we’re supposedly walking in the same love Jesus has for us?
If there’s a problem with the church, there’s a problem with us—and standing on the sidelines won't help. So, are you in or are you out?
Five ministry leaders share the story of those who helped lead them—both directly and indirectly—to salvation.
Perhaps best known as the evangelist for the Brownsville Revival in Pensacola, Fla., evangelist and pastor Steve Hill went home to be with the Lord on Sunday.
Remember how the Wright brothers started off small? You’ve got hopes and dreams for your church and your ministry, and here’s how God will help you see them through.
If you are being led to change the way your church serves God’s purposes, it's helpful to understand the process of renewal.
One of the worst things we can do to another person is make their struggle a universal either/or issue. Here’s how we can avoid that.
Children’s ministry leaders have a great deal of responsibility, and sometimes it’s difficult to keep up with every little task that needs performing. Here, however, is a list of things for leaders not to do when it comes to their ministry.
Only 12 years old, a discipleship movement has helped to plant almost 29,000 churches in 50 nations and has won almost 1 million converts—a third of them Muslims.
Heresies in the church are more prevalent than you might think. Here are a few to look for.
Want to know where to start? Take these six keys and run with them.
Reading your Bible, evangelizing, going to church and praying daily are truly great things for a believer. But are we discipling like we should?
Have you ever felt compelled to walk away from ministry? Here’s some suggestions to how you can find your passion again.
Every church needs to be led by a pastor with a strong ecclesiology—a strong theology of church and mission. Here are some strategies to develop a strong, healthy, balanced ministry.
Sometimes words aren’t enough to transform a heart. Even Jesus knew meeting physical needs is often the greatest starting point for sharing the gospel.
If you’re a young pastor at a small church and it seems as if things are stagnant, don’t despair. Find out how small churches are used by God to do amazing kingdom work all over the world.
Just like members of their congregations, pastors also struggle with the challenge of depression. Here are some of the issues, and here are some ways to get help.
Can discipleship gain a foothold in the 21st-century church? It must if the church is to fulfill its true call.
Prompting people to attend Easter and Christmas services doesn’t take much effort. Find out why the real work is enticing them to become regulars.
Is your ministry successful? If not, are you following these principles to help make it so?
As leaders, we are involved in the sovereign work of God. Here are some ideals to help you perform your duties.
Are you letting unforgiveness affect your ministry? How do you let go of past hurts?
As David looked to God for his strength, his people could look to him to lead them. Are you looking to God for your strength?