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
It probably isn't what you think.
By Thom S. Rainer
Over the past few decades, the seeker-sensitive movement—and before that the church growth movement—taught us much about contextualization in the church.
Here's the story of a pastor who committed a heinous crime many years ago and his struggle to to keep that shame in the past.
The people you lead need help in overcoming their past.
The content of this article could very well save someone's job and ministry.
By David Santistevan
We've all been there. The last thing we want to do is sing "How Great Is Our God" or "Here I Am to Worship" again. They feel old, tired and worn out.
It's tough sometimes to get leaders to stay at your church, but here are some things you can do to encourage them.
All work and no play is just work.
Here is why we should not lose our confidence when all looks bleak in the world.
By Dr. Mark Rutland
There are some unexpected lessons to be learned from the secret love life of crows.
Ed Stetzer points out three trends that may surprise, and anger, some.
Many good ideas pass through the air without ears to hear.
Satan knows what buttons to push with some people. Here are some practical ways to take a stand.
By Ken Walker
Here's how the founder of Robertson Tire is making an impact for Jesus within the marketplace.
Can you admit than you're human and that you can't do it all?
The use of blind copies in emails reveals more than it hides.
It could be many things, including these.
By Dr. Steve Greene
Make sure to ask six key questions to develop greater clarity as you lead.
The conflict with the enemy rages on, and here are some things we need to remember when we go into battle.
This concept is interesting, and it's critical for leaders to embrace.
Be quick to connect vision with action.
By Ron Edmondson
Here is how to not let their negative actions and complaints dictate your relationship.
Lack of discipleship is a problem in many churches, but don't go these routes in trying to repair the situation.
Don't forget what matters most.
I am convinced that tomorrow's outpouring is wrapped up in today's answered prayer.
By Selma Wilson
Avoid hurting those you lead by moving forward with unwavering purpose.
As citizens in the Kingdom, we must constantly remind ourselves who is in control, especially in times of economic crisis.
It's time for a front-door checkup.
Do alternatives exist?
It's not a new struggle. As long as the church has been in existence, people have fought over music.
The Bible says we will all experience trials and tribulations. During those times, avoid doing these.
New projects siphon high-level talent at serious cost.
Many Christians don't understand exactly what it is. This should help.
If you think you're done with church for any of these reasons, here's a challenge to prompt you to think differently.
As pastors and leaders, don't you think we must set an example with our time management as a point of accountability?
What went wrong?
The internationally known author and evangelist has challenged pastors to stand up for God's truth about marriage in their pulpits Sunday morning.
With the Supreme Court's ruling on same-sex marriage, churches should take action quickly on these points.
What's keeping you from worshiping today? Two missionaries in a Philippian jail cell (Paul and Silas) would have been interested in hearing your answer.
Leaders develop leaders.
Who takes care of a pastor and his or her family when their world is caving in?
Have we become so generous with the definition of "church" that the word has lost its meaning?
Pastors aren't immune to fear. These things frequently bother people in the ministry.
How the giving of orders can cause disorder.
We can teach on these two subjects, but what if pride gets in the way of this reconciliation?
Do you ever get stuck in a sermon prep rut? Here are some things you can do to get out of it.
Campus pastors have a great deal of responsibility. Here's some advice for those who have ambitions of becoming one.
Personal freedom is sacrificed for the good of the whole.
Here's why we need principles and habits that are designed to automatically alert ourselves and/or others of danger signs to move us back on an upward tract.