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
Pastor, how would making Sunday the best day of the week change the lives of the members of your church?
We all need to rethink things from time to time.
Leadership principles are best taught in the trenches.
Numbers and size are not their measures of success, contentment or obedience.
Despite all the fun of this holiday, this time of year can also be difficult for pastors. Here's why.
"Our time has come and we must not miss this hour of opportunity."
Inspiration is fueled by a flow of ideas.
The culture of Christmas has a voice and a particular purpose. Don't fall victim to it. Embrace the manger instead.
These are words that many local church pastors can identify with in life and ministry.
In life, remember that challenges, problems or crises can arise suddenly and without warning.
There is only one source to find answers to problems.
As kingdom-minded Christ followers, we cannot afford distractions that will cause us to veer off course.
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.