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
Church planting can't be an annual emphasis. It has to be an ongoing focus.
Pastors are constantly blessing the lives of their congregation. Don't forget that the Bible expects the congregation to also be a blessing to the life of the pastor.
The best leaders ask, "How may I serve you?"
The world might prompt us to panic about an impending economic crisis, but with the Lord's promises, we should know better.
Here are four of the most common and practical expressions by which we can be casual or intense in our pursuit of God.
Sometimes as leaders, you must stifle your responses to foster a culture of creativity within volunteers and staff.
How do you handle a string?
Upon further review, maybe Periscope isn't so bad after all.
Here are four difficult steps to deal with it.
To be a great leader, you must at least have this.
In the heat of battle, covering provides comfort.
Are there people around you if wonder if you are truly leading?
There are several things needed to bring this kind of atmosphere into a local church.
We cannot increase God's love for us, but if we want our love for God to increase, we must do this.
Show and tell is a path to change.
We live in a day and a season when the voice of spiritual mothers is desperately needed. God is calling women to speak, to teach, to prophesy, to pray and to go to battle.
How does your church handle this?
There are several to choose from, but which gives you the most bang for your buck?
Leaders are admired for being decisive—in the short run.
When it's your time to go, will others remember you in the same manner they remember my dad?
Both Christians and non-Christians see evidence of a Creator. How does this belief affect our lives?
If you desire to grow as a leader, you should take on tasks that stretch you.
Leaders often drop the ball and then pick it up.
How do we measure up against the divine mandate? Do we emphasize it? Do we teach it? Do we model it?
Here's why you should stop thinking of leadership as synonymous with continual victory.
Pray for the families for whom this is not "another mass shooting," and then act in these ways.
This is the one book that changes everything.
How does your church stack up in each of these areas?
What should churches do to get ready for a national emergency?
Is your church frozen in a time warp?
Leaders see with ears to hear.
The church desperately needs to rediscover the true bride of Christ, which isn't found in any of these.
Has he had an impact on your opinion?
Here are 33 leadership lessons you can learn from and pass on.
What once was the favor of a reply has evolved into the burden to reply.
Here's why we shouldn't ever lose our passion for serving the body of Christ regardless of the disappointment or judgment of people.
Here's why you shouldn't let all you are or all you do rest on what someone else thinks of you.
How bold is your youth ministry vision? Do you have one?
Time flies, but leaders slow down.
Would you really continue to pay someone who exhibited these characteristics?
Remember, communication is not automatic. Just because someone hears you say something doesn't mean they're really listening.
Even Jesus was not above submitting once in a while. Preachers shouldn't be, either.
Strong leaders are learners.
The greatest risk in our churches is not trying and failing; it is succeeding in what we have not been called to do.
Don't assume any specific historical trajectory of good or evil is fixed and unchangeable. God evidently loves to do his surprising work in hard and unlikely times.
A pastor who refuses to preach about hell is doing his congregation a huge disservice.
This is the greatest decision-making tool for leadership.
The most important thing the church can do to protect religious liberty and freedom of conscience is to hold to the gospel itself.