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
Here are four principles to help keep us moving forward.
The summer is over, and there's a lot of work to do before the autumn harvest.
Here are some ways to help in his or her transition.
Parents are looking for affirmation that they can trust the adults providing care for their children.
A simple structure is a more stable one.
It takes real courage to do the latter.
Some might take it for granted. Don't let that happen to you.
It may sound frivolous, but if you really want to reach every nation, you must be willing to do it.
Focus your ministry efforts on what is positive and solution-oriented.
You will not win a spiritual battle without using it.
Jesus' baptism was His ordination and commissioning service, which was immediately followed by a 40-day fast in the wilderness.
Pastors, take these to heart. None of them are unreasonable.
Jesus is our light in the fog.
It's a conversation that excites some and infuriates others.
Church planters need a lot of encouragement and instruction. These are also good for other ministry leaders.
Slow, steady growth isn't as cool or exciting as explosive growth, but there are benefits.
Ministers have a responsibility to be diligent in checking the facts.
There are a lot of unfulfilled Christians, and that devastates our witness to the world.
Although they can easily be misused or misconstrued, stats are important for a number of reasons.
Our flesh is in a hurry to sin.
There are a lot of parallels between communicating with Olympians in Rio and communicating with teenagers in our ministries.
It's nothing that God Himself wouldn't long for.
Ministry rarely affords a light week, but most of your time should be spent doing this.
The possibilities for using television and other media to impact this generation for the kingdom are numerous.
These will help you ask some tough questions about yourself.
The job you have doesn't have to steal your joy.
People may not notice your efforts for a while, but give it time.
These meetings are important, so don't let them get stale.
As leaders, we have the opportunity to craft the culture of our organizations.
Don't hang around people who hang around.
This lady, and others like her, desperately need our prayers.
King Uzziah in 2 Chronicles knew about this all too well.
Let us care for what is happening, and pray for the Lord's people.
Our ministries need regular check-ups.
It leads some to wonder if seminaries are addressing these issues.
While there's nothing wrong with Christian pop music, Jesus would most certainly like us to pay attention to more substantive things in the kingdom.
The thunder rolls and storms drown a weak leader.
There are both pros and cons to this issue.
You know the types.
It will also be a huge benefit the people you serve.
Jesus didn't say, "stay in the church building." He said, "go."
God does not build unity out of conformity, but He builds unity out of diversity.
It will help you in times when you are opposed and are being criticized.
If doubts and questions about God's will for healing arise in your heart and mind, it's time to find out the real truth here.
These are often made by people who have never been involved with this type of ministry.
It would be more prudent to chase these godly traits instead.
Believers should all be willing to stick to these no matter what.
By Leilani Haywood
A handful of pastors lend their expertise on how to deal with this touchy subject.