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
Correcting a preacher is not a task most anyone wants to undertake. However, find out why it is a necessary evil sometimes.
Ministry is a team sport. Find out why that’s especially true when starting a new church.
Are you caught up in what you can provide for students instead of pointing students in God’s direction?
Are you making time count for your church? Do you have a leadership process?
What does your purpose statement say about your church?
Here is a good way to mess up your marriage and your ministry. Or, you can stay true to God and your wedding vows and reap the tremendous benefits.
It may sound like an oxymoron, but you can actually add to your church by taking away from it. Here’s how.
Pastors do have a few tricks up their sleeve when it comes to their congregation. Here are a few, tongue-in-cheek, of course.
The first few words of Charles Dickens’ ‘A Christmas Carol’ aren’t unlike another classic tale.
Some may think of it as simply a holiday movie. But, there are lessons to be learn from this Christmas classic.
It is easy to recognize a joyful pastor. These are some of the characteristics you’ll see in him or her.
What precious memories do you have from Christmas Eves past?
Sure, megachurches have their problems. But here’s why we shouldn’t continue to criticize them.
Youth and inexperience can lead to mistakes among church leaders just starting out. Here are some to recognize.
What do you think Jesus wants for Christmas? Would you believe it’s just you?
There is more to sexting than you might think. Here are some things you might speak to your youth concerning the subject.
Find out why a timely response goes a long way toward building trust.
Don’t treat those who only come to church on Christmas or Easter with indifference or disdain. Here are some things you can do to welcome them with love into the service.
Are there some Bible verses that you have hidden in your heart? Are there those that have changed the course of your life?
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.