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
What do all of these comments have in common?
From your experience, what would you add to this list?
We make all of these tangible preparations for Christmas. But most of us miss out on this.
Who wants to follow a leader who isn't moving forward?
The good news is that criticism and leadership pretty much go hand in hand.
Church greeters are a wonderful thing—except in these circumstances.
Some of these may seem elementary, but there is a good bit of wisdom here.
LifeWay Research Executive Director Ed Stetzer recently talked with former Florida Governor and Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush.
Do any of these points resonate with the challenges you're facing today?
It's all about mindset.
Integrity begins with conviction and ends with submission.
We all have the opportunity, with the help of the Lord and the Holy Spirit, to make this transformation.
After traveling as a missionary for several years, Sumrall became a full-time employee with LeSEA Broadcasting in 1973.
As you build your ministry team, you need to make sure these elements are present.
Indeed, we live in perilous days. But we also live in days of great opportunity.
Pastor, how would making Sunday the best day of the week change the lives of the members of your church?
We all need to rethink things from time to time.
Leadership principles are best taught in the trenches.
Numbers and size are not their measures of success, contentment or obedience.
Despite all the fun of this holiday, this time of year can also be difficult for pastors. Here's why.
"Our time has come and we must not miss this hour of opportunity."
Inspiration is fueled by a flow of ideas.
The culture of Christmas has a voice and a particular purpose. Don't fall victim to it. Embrace the manger instead.
These are words that many local church pastors can identify with in life and ministry.
In life, remember that challenges, problems or crises can arise suddenly and without warning.
There is only one source to find answers to problems.
As kingdom-minded Christ followers, we cannot afford distractions that will cause us to veer off course.
Do any or all of these seem familiar?
There is a simple checklist to help you get started.
The Holy Spirit guides us through any crisis.
For the past 40 years, the ride for Gary Carnahan certainly hasn't been uninteresting.
Who are your friends? Who do you care most deeply for, and extend yourself most often on behalf of?
If we change how we think about an issue, we will speak more words of life.
It's our purpose and passion for Jesus that keeps us going.
Good leadership puts this understanding into practice.
It's become a tradition of men.
When I am anxious and can find no way of escape, I must remember that I serve a God who is able to make a way where there seems to be no way.
Those who live by the Word of God rarely deal with this kind of blue funk.
Be thankful for the gifts of the Holy Spirit.
And make no mistake; they are silly.
God is clear that a church cannot allow unrepentant sin to continue.
Leaders are called from a busy field.
Never settle for less than all God has called us to do.
When you are rebuilding for God, quitting is not an option.
Here is what the book of James has to say about it.
Leaders who try to please men are soon disqualified.
None of these are easy, but they are very possible to master.
By Jimmy Dodd
Here is a story about when God uses weakness to strengthen pastors.