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
Do these things and you will be sure to get good response to your sermons.
Mary Parker Follett Part 2
"I must always first look at the grace that I have received from Jesus and extend that same grace to Christians and non-Christians who sin against me."
For some kids, the steps toward salvation are clear. For others, there some things to consider.
Is it possible to be filled with faith and doubt at the same time?
Do you lead in a "coercive" way?
Keep this in mind: People love hearing how the little person brought the high and the mighty down to earth.
If you were visiting another church, how would you like to be treated?
Effective leaders are never surprised at this.
We can thank author Elisabeth Howard Elliot, who passed away this week, for bringing us this uplifting ideal. She will be missed.
Small groups are essential to the church's mission of making disciples. How do you make your small groups effective?
If you're hoping to influence and impact the people under you, here are some things you need to know.
Improvement may be right in front of you.
The fall releases of 90 Minutes in Heaven and Touching Heaven come amid reports of hundreds of modern-day resurrections that will soon receive renewed attention throughout the world.
Worship leaders, are we trying to be too cool? Are we trying to be too clever? Are we getting in God's way?
Across the country, church leaders are waking up to the reality that millions struggle with same-sex attraction. How can churches help?
Don't ask an eagle to fly inside a box.
Do you believe that the Lord will guide us through economic stress? Here's what we need to do.
If it's difficult to fathom your church's student pastor becoming a great senior pastor, check to see if he or she has mastered these things.
More than anything, this will drive people away from your church rather than draw them to it.
Illustrate your point as you paint a story.
What does a pastor do when he's not preaching? Some might be surprised at how extensive the job is.
Pastor Scott Attebery says we first need to know the true nature of revival and when it happens before scheduling services and expecting it to happen during them.
Tom Brown offers three faith facts that we need to remember in today's fearful world.
High-touch leadership includes effective follow-up.
Father's Day is coming and our national church response will be predictable. Or will it?
If your desire to quit is the result of the typical challenges of pastoring, here are some suggestions that may help you reconsider.
Father's Day indeed is a day for many to celebrate. But, as a preacher, shouldn't you also be sensitive in your sermons to those who have bad childhood memories?
Job performance is a matter of the heart.
1 Peter 3:4 says there is one thing that is "precious in the sight of God." Is it something you desire?
Why are we so uncomfortable with silence? What makes silence so deadly in a relationship?
Is it a good thing or a bad thing to work at the same church with family members?
Training is a process, not an event.
As Christian leaders, shouldn't we be above reproach?
Where is your church on the change-resistance scale?
The gospel has been defined by many people in many ways. But how can people accept someone if they don't know who He is?
Here's why you should bathe decision-making in facts.
Can the phenomenon of cognitive dissonance bring us closer to God?
Here's why the church needs women who are committed to being trained to use their gifts at the local level.
Pastor Brandon Cox says there are some major flaws with this type of preaching.
Is anyone listening?
Is there something that has led you to scratch your head and say, "What happened to our growth?" Is it one of these?
By Shawn A. Akers
Here's how Mark Rutland's National Institute of Christian Leadership tackles everyday issues that your formal theological training most likely did not cover.
Have you considered these seven questions for your church board? What do you need to work on most?
Don't shortchange the need for competency.
What happens when a church gets complacent and stops striving for God's excellence?
By Chris Williams
Have you ever considered a professionally done website for your church? Here's why you need one.
From the outside, many of our modern churches don't look too different than the nightclub down the street. So, what is the distinction?
Mistakes lead to excellence.