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
Have you ever been faced with a situation where you had to tell a volunteer that they couldn't serve in your children's ministry? How did you handle it?
How do you make worship a habit? How can we keep ourselves from simply running to Jesus whenever there's a tragedy and make it more 2nd nature every single day?
What characteristics do you see in long-term healthy pastorates, specifically from the perspective of the pastor?
What inspires you to keep growing as a musician? How do you keep it fresh?
Whether it's blatant sin or simple neglect, here are some life situations that can get pastors into real trouble.
Some churches experience roadblocks when it comes to hiring a new pastor. Here are some of them and why they are so frustrating.
Are we so concerned about how people view us that we'll never be accused of spending too much time with sinners?
Why does the media portray Christians in such a negative light? What are we doing to deserve such criticism?
How do you grow from your critics? How do you make sure the criticism doesn't consume you?
Many times, Jesus connected with people over a meal. Here are 4 reasons that method is effective.
Are you living in the past, or are you growing along with the members of your congregation?
Although it might be one of the most neglected ministries in the church, your singles ministry could be one of the most important. Here's why.
Here's why it's crucial for your church to offer small groups for its members.
Do you believe that you can effectively influence the world for Christ? Does your character include these qualities?
People who suffer from these conditions often consult pastors for advice, but are those pastors equipped to help? LifeWay Research explores the issue.
If you have difficulty focusing on the task at hand, here are some suggestions that might help you.
If your word can't be counted on, what's to prevent chaos and disharmony from following?
Here's a word you probably shouldn't be using when talking about trying to attract people to your services.
Do you look at the early childhood ministry in your church as simply childcare, or does it mean so much more?
What keeps you from being an honest, vulnerable worship leader?
How does your church handle offering time? Here are some suggestions to help boost your congregation's attitudes about giving.
Some preachers are criticized for leading with the grace message, while others preach a more serious message about tough subjects. But, there is one crucial thing some churches and preachers forget.
Isn't your influence and impact as a leader too important to allow poor mental habits or sinful thinking to ruin your ministry?
Is fasting simply a hoop you jump through to get God's attention? Or is it something you do voluntarily for spiritual cleansing?
Do you let these things get in the way of moving forward with a difficult project or a new way of doing things?
Have you encouraged the members of your congregation to take a good, hard look at themselves and how they sometimes act?
Are you preaching for faith, or are you pursuing a policy that leads your congregation out of the grace of God?
A lot of young pastors have dreams of leading a big church or ministry. Here's why some don't make it quite that far.
Here are some excellent books that can have a huge impact on your ministry and your life.
Your message may be crucial for people to hear, but if it's not presented in an attractive way, who will ever hear or see it?
With all of the race baiters, anti-religious bigots and gay haters out there, is it any wonder that nobody in society can do right these days? And what is the church doing to combat this?
If the growth of Christianity is exploding in places such as Africa, Brazil and Asia, then why is the American church declining?
Do you know that God wants to take your greatest failure and turn it into your greatest strength?
Isn't He the same God in Africa and Asia as He is in America?
The church that has worn you out is still God's church. Here's how to rekindle your passion for it.
How much of each do you really want?
No one can deny there's a rapid growth in multisite churches. Here's why that growth is good.
There are several reasons even you, as a ministerial leader, needs someone to disciple you. Here are a few.
You may be the best orator in the world, but without this one ingredient, your sermons will be mediocre at best.
Are you open to anything that God has for you?
Has God simply become a heavenly entity to lazily lean upon to do His work for you?
Here's why preaching that comes with the Holy Spirit's direction and anointing results in changed lives.
The younger generation wants to be a part of a church. But there are certain conditions—and rightfully so—that should be met.
Jesus could serve and delegate authority with confidence because He knew these three things.
If you think that your youth aren't interested in Jesus these days, think again.
If a project or event doesn't lead you to lost people, and the lost people to Jesus, do you still do it?
Pastor Jack Hayford explores what it is that makes our praise worshipful to God.
Jesus' 12 disciples were sent out into the world with specific instructions. Before you take to the pulpit of a church or to the streets, think about these six things.
What kind of worship service pleases God the most? It's the one with these characteristics.