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
As kingdom-minded Christ followers, we cannot afford distractions that will cause us to veer off course.
No matter your life plan and skill set, this is the key to your success.
Do any or all of these seem familiar?
There is a simple checklist to help you get started.
The Holy Spirit guides us through any crisis.
For the past 40 years, the ride for Gary Carnahan certainly hasn't been uninteresting.
Who are your friends? Who do you care most deeply for, and extend yourself most often on behalf of?
If we change how we think about an issue, we will speak more words of life.
It's our purpose and passion for Jesus that keeps us going.
Good leadership puts this understanding into practice.
It's become a tradition of men.
When I am anxious and can find no way of escape, I must remember that I serve a God who is able to make a way where there seems to be no way.
Those who live by the Word of God rarely deal with this kind of blue funk.
Be thankful for the gifts of the Holy Spirit.
And make no mistake; they are silly.
God is clear that a church cannot allow unrepentant sin to continue.
Leaders are called from a busy field.
Never settle for less than all God has called us to do.
When you are rebuilding for God, quitting is not an option.
Here is what the book of James has to say about it.
Leaders who try to please men are soon disqualified.
None of these are easy, but they are very possible to master.
By Jimmy Dodd
Here is a story about when God uses weakness to strengthen pastors.
As a ministry leader, how robust and fully orbed is your theological foundation?
Do you pray before leading a team meeting?
You are a leader and you have limited time. So, who do you talk with on Sunday morning?
By Matt Fry
Here's how one church was called to meet a significant need.
Check the prophetic calendar and it is easy to see we have moved into days that many of us have proclaimed were coming for decades. Is this the next step?
Don't let it build up for a blow-up.
Come back to a place of truth and find your encouragement in the Words and truth of Jesus.
By Dr. Alan Ehler
It may be time consuming early on, but it will be beneficial to you to make the extra effort.
We're teaching knowledge, doctrine, reproof and correction, but where is the application in our sermons?
Servant leaders tend to appear more open and transparent because the leader's focus is on serving others rather than self.
The issue of pastoral tenure has so many implications.
By Michael Buckingham
Here's how church administration is changing in the digital age.
When talking behind the back of others, shouldn't we make sure we're saying positive things?
We have no excuse to not operate in peace. Jesus paid the full price.
By Taylor Berglund
Here is how a health care professional started a highly successful barbecue ministry.
Have you ever known someone who seems to have a special connection with God—someone God uses to accomplish amazing things?
We can change the marketplace by making disciples.
When you're facing conflict in life and leadership—when you're angry—take time to do this. It changes everything.
The father of Dr. Mark Rutland, who went home to be with the Lord last week, was a patriotic veteran, a devoted family man and, above all, a faithful servant of Christ.
With social media apps like Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest, the opportunities for your church members to view pornography, whether they want to or not, multiply.
By Natalie Gillespie
Here is how secure e-giving options promote churchgoers' financial commitment.
"If you want to write law, run for Congress, but don't do it from the bench."
Spiritual leaders die to self.
Comparing yourself to others can have a huge impact on your life, but not in a positive way.
By Mike Rakes
Take advantage of sermon preparation tools to grow your understanding of the Scriptures.
Take care of you, so you can take care of others in return.
By John Bevere
What is your ultimate goal?