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 this is something that holds you back, you're not alone. But you can do something about it.
Here's one thing we must DO in every meeting.
Take it from a pastor who has been preaching at the same place for 40 years. It works.
Not all committees are bad, but here's why not all committee meetings are necessary.
Influence mirrors the character of a team.
No matter what the circumstances, there is only one thing we should do.
A good farmer inspects his vines for fruit. Then he takes action to enable them to bear more fruit.
How do we get staff members to do what is needed?
Bishop Joseph Mattera says the Ten Commandments are still in effect because they reflect the holiness and character of God. Obviously, some disagree.
It's never easy to say deny requests, but as leaders it is often our responsibility to be courageous and direct for the good of your ministry.
Our words tell a story about how we see ourselves.
There is indeed a great mission field on the Internet in social media and the blogosphere. But we need to use it with grace, wisdom and discernment.
What memorization strategies have worked for you? What apps do you recommend?
It's easier for a leader to fail than succeed.
As we petition God to open doors for us, let us not forget where our focus must lie.
It may for the world if there is another economic crisis, but what about those in the kingdom of God? How will they react—with trust or with panic?
Recognition is a powerful motivator to reinforce behavior.
Pastor, if you haven't done a spiritual self-reflection yet this year, you should review these questions.
John Wimber's story represents the quintessential testimony of a changed life. A beer-drinking professional musician before his 1963 conversion, Wimber went on to lead hundreds to Christ and teach numerous Bible studies.
Repetition is a master teacher.
Antinomianism is a dangerous trend in evangelicalism and is something we need to lovingly take a stand against with our brothers and sisters who espouse it.
Effective leaders provide good course direction and correction.
Here's how many churches are dispensing with this practice.
In this video, worldwide evangelist Reinhard Bonnke teaches on the baptism of power in Acts 2. He refutes bad teaching and reminds us of how simple it should be.
The team is either divided or unified.
If you want to avoid leadership turnover, watch out for these telltale signs.
Many Christians do not receive from God because they have substituted mental agreement for genuine heart faith. Heart faith works. Mental agreement does not.
Mistakes decrease as training increases.
"Articulating your journey is not only helpful to your readers but to you as well."
In this article from the September 1983 issue of Charisma, Dennis Bennett explains why the salvation Jesus offers includes the health and strength of the physical body.
Observable behavior is the greatest teacher.
"Here's the problem: If our God is too tiny or too human (like us), then our faith and confidence in Him will be too small."
Because he planted an "indestructible seed," Kenneth Copeland's eight-day crusade to the Philippines brought profound changes to that island nation—and to his ministry.
Cleaning leads to learning.
There's only one entity in which it should be placed.
A young builder facing bankruptcy discovers the miracle of seed faith and learns that God is not boxed in by circumstances.
When we move in God's Word, angels will come to our aid.
Seek peace in transition.
Here's a hint: It's not charisma.
"Active faith is unquestioning belief, trust and reliance upon God with all confidence. Faith can become as real as any of our senses."
In this article from our fourth issue, Dr. Bill Bright speaks about his passion: evangelism.
Leaders lead the leaving with grace.
Do you respond to criticism in a mature way?
Bad habits will produce bad leadership.
How do you gauge the success of your church?
It takes a great deal of practice to hone your craft in most anything you do. That goes for leadership skills too.
"There is no way to measure the impact that a wise, fruitful woman can have on the people around her and on the organization that she serves."
Are you speaking the same language as your audience?
The three keys to picking the right model for your church