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
Change is a normal rhythm of church life. And it isn't always fueled by negative circumstances.
Many pastors' wives are facing burnout, a sense of loneliness, and some even struggle to come to church. Here's how you can help.
Slippery slopes can cause big falls.
Could we be more effective in accomplishing God's ministry objectives for us with a different structure?
Many are predicting the Second Coming of Jesus to happen soon. Here's what you say about it in your sermon this week.
5 types of input are needed for better decision making.
The cock is about to crow. Where will you be when the crisis of the cross is reintroduced to the church?
What do leaders need to do to increase the evangelistic efforts of their flock? What do you think gets in the way of people who have a responsibility to share their faith?
Pastors, the world is watching. But remember, it will quit watching when they decide we are just like everyone else, living in the flesh and running our lives in carnal ways.
Nobody likes to lose, but here are some life lessons you can embrace from your failures.
Quick action can make a difference between success and failure.
While the ministry of encouragement certainly has great value, here is a component of it that should be considered and avoided.
We have to have the right perspective if we are going to breakthrough to success. Remember Abraham Lincoln's path to the presidency?
Here's why non-denominational churches are now the second-largest Protestant group in America.
Relationship building and maintaining demonstrates our progress as Christians.
Is it something that God has ordained and will benefit others? Will it be too stressful to take on another task?
Planting a church is a difficult venture. Here is some advice that can make it a bit easier.
Here's why as ministers we need to concern ourselves about God's presence and leave the responsiveness to Him.
Here's why faster may not be better.
In recent years, some have noticed a remarkable—and welcomed—return by younger leaders to the fundamentals of the faith, basic theological education, and the deepening of doctrinal roots.
Almost daily, you'll come upon someone who has a question about how to interpret the Bible. Here's how you can effectively handle those questions.
Here are some tips on how to bounce back to passionate preaching and leadership in the local church.
Here's why you should be asking more questions.
We must remind ourselves that the true reward is for our obedience not sacrifice or activity.
Have you taught these principles of discipleship to members of your congregation?
Have you experienced these feelings before? Here's how to overcome and press on in your work for the Lord.
Why potential is a dangerous attribute.
Staff conflict is almost inevitable, but how you handle it is the key to re-establishing harmony.
If you've ever doubted your calling to ministry, consider this thought from Rick Warren.
Doctors gave the man a less than 5 percent chance of normal brain function, but were shocked when this happened.
He claims the "Walking Dead" is not just a TV fantasy but a reality in the body of Christ. Is he wrong?
Why wouldn't your church want to implement this idea?
Read why General William Booth, founder of the Salvation Army, is quoted as saying that.
Here's the metric that matters most.
How can some Christians exude such cruelty and ignorance while simultaneously claiming to follow Jesus?
It might come as a bit of a surprise to you, but this is what Pastor Hal Seed thinks it should be about.
You can leave an eternal legacy when you share your testimony. Even pastors should do this regularly.
Ignoring poor performance leads to bigger problems.
If you are missing any of these four components, you may struggle in achieving all the momentum you desire or that God wants you to have.
Here's why your lead pastor should at least be at the head of the hiring committee when bringing in new employees.
When we don't physically see the resources to get the job done for Christ, we must look beyond our circumstances.
Trend spotting is a critical leadership skill.
What are some examples of ineffective senior-level leaders you've known? Which of these were lacking from his or her abilities?
When you step into the pulpit, remember Matthew 12:36, and how much more you will be held accountable as a teacher of The Word.
Most pastors have been nervous about delivering a sermon at one time or another. Here's what you should stay away from when in the pulpit.
How you live your life in your 20s, 30s and 40s matters. Take it from someone who has been there.
New responsibilities can cause us to lose focus.
Near the end of this month, the stakes will be high when the Supreme Court takes on this landmark issue. Here's why we should be on our knees in fervent prayer.
The question itself sounds ludicrous, but think read Isaiah 53:3 and think about it.