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
There are several ways this can be done.
One of the best skills a leader can develop is the art of asking the right questions, and at the right times.
With many, the damage is self-inflicted.
These certainly aren't easy solutions, but if your church is in decline, something must change.
If you recognize these patterns in yourself, take an inventory.
Pastors aren't the only ones affected when it comes time to uproot.
Don't forget—regardless of who wins the presidency, God is still sovereign.
During pastor appreciation month, you should reflect on why you're grateful to lead your flock.
Life.Church adds to a decade of generosity by expanding its free resources.
Our message must never change, but the way we deliver that message must be constantly updated to reach each new generation.
It will be too late if they're left to fend for themselves in high school or college with no deep biblical foundation to stand on.
Sometimes, this could really come in handy for you.
For leaders who like things black and white, it can be frustrating.
There's nothing wrong with impressive art and impressive talent. But that shouldn't be a worship pastor's goal.
You can have peace in this world. Just stop looking in the wrong places.
If any of these indications are true for you, you need to address this foundational principle of consistency.
This is not unique, but among these there are some that seem more pervasive than others.
They're not bad traits to have, but there is a downside to them.
When you learn to manage your energy, you put yourself in a better position to give your best to God, your family and your church.
Leaders don't have to know everything, but they need to give their staff what Graham gives his.
There is a propaganda war that is raging in this country, and it is full of manipulation, lies, distortions and with one goal in mind—to keep evangelicals from voting.
And it has the potential to destroy many lives.
You never know where God is going to call you, as this pastor discovered.
These will be very helpful in leading your church to embrace a missional posture toward those around you.
Sometimes they just miss the mark, albeit unintentionally.
These will comfort and sustain you through even the most stressful times.
You'll eliminate a great deal of angst and aggravation if you embrace these ideals.
It can be a key engine for growth for you in the next 30 years and beyond.
Rick Warren would know better than most, considering what his son Matthew went through.
It works every time.
Some of the excuses are pretty extreme and, quite frankly, lazy.
Not everyone will say yes, but this will tilt the odds in your favor.
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.