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
They make a powerful impact, individually and corporately.
The real issue is not the intrigue of this research; it is what you and your church will do about it.
Surprisingly, a lot of church leaders may not be able to answer many of these questions.
Here is why the churches that die from them do so by their own hand.
Here is what He expects—from all of of His followers.
Here are three instances of what we are doing to the wives of God's servants sent to pastor His churches.
The hope here is that you would reflect on your own leadership and consider your own heart as a leader.
There are eight common patterns to look for.
Whether this is for you or the leaders you care about, here's a helpful plan.
One needn't look any further than George Bailey's example.
What we do at church is not nearly as important as how and why we do it.
This should motivate your church to look at its expenditures and budgets in a different light.
When your circumstances are not what you would choose in the natural, this is what you must do.
Solid answers will help equip them to do what God has ordained them to do.
The good news is this can be very easily addressed without senior pastors running themselves into the ground.
Building your small groups around these principles will provide a place where your members can find the fellowship they need and begin soaring in their walk with Christ.
Millennials are fast becoming the most powerful generation of parents ever to rise.
Hundreds of churches and thousands of men have gone through this program. It works.
If Jesus is our model, maybe we should preach the gospel of the kingdom as He did.
Honor the past, but don't dwell on it.
If you are serving in a rural church, you are not in the minor leagues. You are on the front lines.
The currency of a leader is competency.
Thanks to Pew Research, we now know more about congregations where attendance frequency is actually increasing.
However you read our country's history, it's becoming increasingly clear that we have reached a cultural tipping point.
God isn't afraid of your doubt.
None of these things are in your best interest if you want your church to grow steadily.
If you want to correct wrong thoughts about heaven, you must provide right teaching.
I write this article to shed light on this vital subject so leaders can become more self-aware, and go to the Lord and others to be healed.
The possibilities are limitless.
You have an opportunity right now to look at the warning signs in your church.
Even incredible passion or sound logic can't overcome this.
Leaders don't waste time with what lies behind.
Mark Dance of LifeWay says the staggering numbers of pastors quitting the ministry may be more than a bit far-fetched.
When the process breaks down, ask yourself these important questions.
If you're trying to do it by other methods, you might want to rethink your strategy.
Divorce, poverty and addictions are only some of these that you must help your congregation eliminate from their lives.
These can get you started off on the right foot with your new journey.
Now is the time to embrace the battle and move through it.
There are some bad apples in the bunch, but they are not the norm.
Burnout can easily overwhelm you. In fact, it's our default destination when all we do is coast along.
Take a personal inventory to see if any of these apply to you, and then seek God's guidance.
Imagine what might take place if pastors consistently stayed at churches for 10 or more years.
God made you to live a passionate life and to serve Him and His people with vitality.
In dead or dying churches the preacher has no unction to instill faith, motivate action or convict of sin.
It's amazing how many churches tend to be afraid to risk calling a preacher who was "let go" by his former church.
These tips from Proverbs can help you.
God is looking for people who will refuse the 30 pieces of silver.
A guest's first 12 minutes dramatically influence whether they're coming back or not.