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
The best way to be successful in ministry is to stay in ministry.
As America faces an intensely divisive season, it's crucial you know how to unify your community.
What are your greatest challenges facing your team this year?
Lack of vision and clarity for the future produces a sense of under-communication that demotivates and discourages people. Don't let that happen.
Start checking the soil.
It's no wonder the church has outlived the Roman Empire as well as every other dynasty and empire that existed at the church's birth 2,000 years ago.
They are not mutually exclusive, but often intersect at a beautiful crossroads of life with the Savior.
Most churches have sacred cows. Here are some challenges you might face.
As the pervasiveness of social media grows, it would be unwise to continue to ignore your church's social media strategy and presence.
An abundance mentality enhances our vision of scarcity.
Your role as a pastor is to protect the flock from wolves and from false teachers.
You need this element if you are going to stay in ministry for the long haul.
These trends are relatively easy to predict, but that does not make them less important.
A new year is a good time to welcome change.
Jesus did it many times throughout His ministry. It would benefit yours, too.
This may force you to make some tough decisions.
Ministry leaders are continuing to discover the benefits of social media. It's done wonders for this pastor.
Give back a portion of the time God has given to you.
These suggestions will help you better serve your congregation and community.
If we're going to help more families engage in faithful church attendance, then we've got to find out what the barriers are and find ways to remove them.
It doesn't have to be weird; it just has to have substance.
It could be phrased a number of ways, but the meaning is still similar.
Many need to be reminded that pastors are only human too.
This man's life and testimony shows us why we should step out on a limb for the Lord every day in 2017.
Remember, the bigger the vision, the easier it is to reach it.
You will quickly discover this to be the most important eight minutes of your day and will look forward to it each morning.
Pastors and ministry leaders should read this and come up with a plan for how to spend the last couple of days of the year.
There are many challenges to this role. How can you overcome them?
Pew Research shows that, more than anything, church members want this from you.
We have the ability, means and capacity to move from glory to glory in a never-ending quest to know more of Him.
These characters might help you identify potential leadership deficiencies and their corresponding antidotes.
There are four key areas you need to turn your attention to.
The leader in you needs to be grateful and have a good understanding of God's blessing.
You know ministry is hard, but God empowers you for it.
Ask others to hold you accountable.
This is assuming you want world peace to start in your home or church.
These will help you better navigate the pressure to a normal and healthy level.
If you are questioning God's love for you today, remember Christmas.
These will go a long way to further your relationships in your neighborhood and will make people more receptive to church invitations.
These are certainly enough to make you shout, 'Hallelujah!'
It's amazing what God has done with humble beginnings for this "country girl" from Oklahoma. He can do it with you too.
Here are seven ways to help your child experience this joy.
"It will never happen in our church." And then it does.
Souls are eternal. Equipping the saints is eternal. We are children of the living God on assignment.
Some will make you laugh—out loud.
A retired pastor gives some great perspective for those in the ministry about the holiday season.
Make appreciation your job. Breathe encouragement.
It's not about compromising your doctrine; it's about the church being at the heart of transforming your community.
These attitudes and actions are critical to your ministry's success.
When we focus on this, only then will we be free from the bondage of stuff.
If a person heeds the advice in all nine of these matters, his or her résumé will likely stand out from over 90 percent of the other résumés.