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 you want to write law, run for Congress, but don't do it from the bench."
No matter your life plan and skill set, this is the key to your success.
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?
The problem with programs is not the programs themselves. It's this.
As citizens of the kingdom, don't we have a special responsibility to be courageous, truthful and transparent in love?
By Kurt Bubna
Regular reflection, meditation and silence can improve your life.
Which of these are really meaningful for you?
Leaders walk a fine line in building trust.
Truly, you have no ministry if your ministry has no prayer.
By Brandon Cox
Here is why few things are as powerful as praise for those you lead and encounter every day.
When a church moves from poor health to good health, it changes the community, lives and the world.
Dependence on God is the foundation of leadership.
Children and students are part of the church now, and we'll lose them if we don't minister well to them today.
Why communicating and clarifying a ministry's vision is the primary role of the leader.
Briefly, here are some lessons I taught to a group of men recently. I hope they will bless you too.
Consider writing your personal "To-Don't" list.
It's not a tropical paradise. It's a much better place to be.
By Dr. Steve Greene
Find favor as you consistently communicate your core message.
Some agree and some disagree with Malachi 3 on this subject. What do you think?
God gives leaders gifts for service.
Keep in mind that faithfulness is a requirement here.
What captures kids' attention shapes their worldview and their future. We've obviously got a job to do.
Here's how to deal with the fiery dart of self-doubt.
Are than any other reasons you've discovered why people are reluctant to attend your church?
Small group leaders are no different than the rest of us. They need this, too.
Selecting future leaders is an important responsibility of a leader.
Check these out. It should make things a lot easier for you.
The conversations won't be easy, but the proactive approach will be very beneficial.
These four issues are major challenges for pastors.
Followers must buy in to a leader.
Pastoring is often a thankless job. Here's how you can show your gratitude toward your pastor any time of the year.
Have you ever made a poor hire? Asking yourself these questions may help to prevent that.
For some, the need for affirmation can become a hindrance.
Here are five points to consider about your leadership style.
Take the time out of your busy life to celebrate that which has stood the test of time and has challenged you to become the person you are today.
If you can't ask God to bless what you're doing, then you might want to think about doing something else.
You should do these things if you want to be effective at reaching out to your community.
Leaders who pray act better.
Serving as a pastor is an impossible job without the strength and courage that comes only from God.
Why are so many people not growing deeper in their relationship with God?
Here are four ways to rise above leading from desperation.
The first meeting of a leader should be calculated.
As we demonstrate the power of Christ through prayer and His love though action, we are standing in the gap between heaven and hell.
We can accomplish profound change in cities by strategically addressing today's urban issues in the spirit of unity and community.
While some churches believe their own websites are good enough, they may only be promoting themselves.
Leaders do this and leaders do that. The description of what leaders do is the focus of most books, blogs and biographies about the development of a leader.
Why do so many preachers' kids resent the ministry? Why do so many discredit the ministry of their parents?