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
We don't see this concept of "my ministry" in the Bible.
Jesus said that we can do greater works than He did and that He will do whatever we ask in His Name.
It's a pain that many in the ministry have felt at least once and maybe more.
Are you struggling this Valentine's Day with one of these discouraging issues?
Great leadership doesn't start with a great education, although that is incredibly valuable. And it certainly doesn't start with a particular position within an organization.
It involves two critical elements.
These could have a lot to do with stalled growth and low team morale.
And we wonder why so many congregations are stagnated, plateaued or declining.
People need an opportunity to respond to the Word of God.
It's much more precious than gold or silver.
By David Leuschner
Consider these alternatives to overwork and perfectionism.
The trend is disturbing.
Once you're over the hurdle, however, the rewards are infinite.
If you're just starting out, or have any interest at all in church planting, carefully read these.
Business apostles carry a huge responsibility.
The Lord gave clear instructions on how to live a victorious life that is pleasing to Him.
By Joshua Mohline
In unity, even what seems impossible can be achieved.
It the midst of this awful situation, the church has the opportunity truly to be the body of Christ.
Jentezen Franklin urges ministry leaders to be strong and courageous in dealing with these issues in the pulpit.
Do any of these describe you?
By Taylor Berglund
"My core belief in media is that the anointing of the Holy Spirit can be transmitted through media."
It's much easier than you may think.
There is more to it than uploading sermon audio to iTunes.
By Chris Brown
Are you sometimes stricken by squirrel-like indecision?
Its power will change your past, your present and your future.
This is the real key to kingdom and church growth.
After church leaders were asked, five common themes emerged.
If we lose our why, we lose our way.
Unfortunately, these are common in the ministry.
In ministry, it's easy to forsake or take for granted your relationship with your spouse.
Small changes in sermon approach and delivery can open wide doors to post-moderns.
What kind of race are you running?
Determine to get to God's throne without the regret of missed opportunities to bring more people into His family.
These are characteristics you almost have to have in people if you are going to work well together long-term.
By Chris Brown
Here are three ways leaders can battle the insecurity that drains and defeats.
As pastors and leaders, we are responsible for the spiritual care and leadership of our entire congregations.
These simple instructions are also our blueprint for spreading the gospel and advancing the kingdom.
"You need to ask yourself this question: 'What would I attempt for God if I knew I couldn't fail?'"
If you observe worship leaders at all, these will capture your attention.
There are plenty of ways to knock the enemy back in his place.
What would a can of peas do for you?
The process and the decision-making rationale are significantly different than they were just a decade or so ago.
You might do well to follow Walt Disney's example.
Even though this process is used by as many as 200,000 congregations in the U.S., there still seems to be a mystery about it.
Church leadership at every level is, at some point, accompanied by personal drama. With God's help and guidance, you can navigate your way beyond it.
We must never take this lightly. Lives hang in the balance.
There's nothing wrong with a catchy sermon series title. But here's why you shouldn't go overboard.