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
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?
In network television, multicamera directors are a talented breed who know how to produce an effective program. Find out why churches that broadcast their services shouldn’t let simply anyone perform this duty.
Is it possible the culture of your church reflects the culture of your heart? Is it possible to turn a misdirected ship around?
Find out why guests at your church will most likely come back if they receive same love and care some cancer patients receive at a hospital.
There is nothing like seeing a vision that God has placed into your heart realized. Read why God has the final word on your vision—always.
There is no growth without change. And there is no change without loss. And there is no loss without pain.
Do you ask these types of questions often, or do you find yourself stuck in a rut?
Unbroken leaders tend to try to do things their own way. Find out why that simply won’t work for God.
If your children’s ministry isn’t doing what it’s supposed to be doing, the consequences for our kids can be disastrous.
Instead of investing thousands of dollars on extracurricular activities for your children, what have you done to invest in them spiritually?
How much do you value your student volunteers? What kind of responsibilities do you give them?
Is your church in the habit of rescuing the broken? If not, why isn’t it?
When it comes to leaders, does your church embrace a culture of multiplication, or do you accept inevitable decline?
Do you think of your local church as the "institutional church"? Here’s why Frank Viola says you may want to give that pattern of thinking some reconsideration.
Do you sometimes forget that God never gives up on you?
Are you preaching, teaching, or both?
Do you know of a colleague whose wife displays these characteristics? Does yours?
Are you cognizant of the standards you set for your team members? Here’s why it is wise to do so.
Find out why to better understand God’s Word, we must not only understand the content on the page but also the emotional context in which it takes place.
Is your church in some way connecting faith and work for individuals? Why is this rarely preached or taught?
There are always quantitative indications of growth that are easy to point out. But what about the qualitative results?
Are you a big finisher with your sermons? Do you keep in mind that decisions people make during this time are crucial?