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
You can't pacify everyone all the time.
Do these things in your church and the number of people wanting to publicly demonstrate their faith through baptism should rise dramatically.
The Lord loves and gives through His creations.
While you're baking, shopping and partying, remind yourself of this daily.
If this comes to fruition, there could be devastating consequences.
You should never waste a wait.
Even if we are born to lead, we must learn to be effective.
Most people recognize that we need others to accomplish the vision God has given to us.
Here's why this is no time to conjecture on how planets aligned themselves into creating the wandering star that led the Magi to Bethlehem.
If you will practice these disciplines, expect to experience some of the most difficult and frustrating, yet beautiful and empowering moments in your ministry.
A plan to leave a legacy may be selfish.
Changing times can create stress, anxiety, problems and fear. How do you handle them?
The State of the Plate surveyed nearly 1,600 pastors, leaders and laypeople to assess the current state of giving to churches in America.
It is an incredible opportunity for most congregations.
If you build it, they will come. But will they stay?
A lot of activity doesn't necessarily translate to vibrant and healthy growing churches.
There are a few traps pastors should watch out for.
There is tremendous power in this attribute.
This spirit, prevalent in countless churches, runs counter to the very roots and identity of sonship that come from our heavenly Father.
Being a young pastor is not easy. It's tougher if you don't know what you're doing.
Frankly, it's what He wants from you all year round.
It will make things a lot easier for you.
The average American family seems to be in real trouble.
The gospel message was not written for a niche audience.
It is not unrealistic for members of your congregation to expect a few basic things from you.
Sadly, some church members believe some of these.
Using SWOT Analysis is one strong idea.
Many pastors have wondered this. Hint: It's not about you.
Leaders choose words of life to encourage and edify.
This is a clear and urgent warning for others lest they go down the forsaken path I should never have traveled.
Here are seven ways to discover a good working rhythm.
A leader's legacy is earned in progressive testing.
If you've drifted into unhealthy habits, it's time to realign.
Some leaders are blind to the failings of their church.
You probably feel like you let your congregation down. Here's why it's not as bad as you think.
Don't stress or panic. Just follow these simple steps and rejoice in the Lord.
These tools make it easy to share the gospel with your community.
You're not alone. The struggles you're going through are common to every leader—and here's how to beat them.
If the Lord is with us, we can be successful in any situation.
Are your leaders leading with energy or being prophetic? If not, your church may be missing out.
Before the holidays hit, take time to pray for your ministry's future.
Every healthy church changes over time, but how do you respond when members just want their "old church" back?
Empowerment gives members of your team this kind of a sense about themselves.
Burnout is easy, especially when all we do is coast along. Don't let it happen to you.
Keep in mind these are tongue-in-cheek.
How you begin your sermon is absolutely vital.
Large or small, every church can be a resource giant for God's kingdom.
When Darlene Rose gave her life to Jesus at 10, little did she know of the life of total surrender she would lead.