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
"Prototypes have your DNA. Counterfeits crave your ministry."
Why would God pour more maturity and wisdom into a stagnate reservoir?
When you're stuck in rut, the same old dull routine of life, there's always the story of Peter.
Expect more today than you expected yesterday.
Sometimes, first impressions are lasting ones.
It's not about the people involved, but their actions.
Implementing these suggestions will prove wise in the long run.
Our physical image often trumps our concern for spiritual wellness.
Joshua was handed a difficult lot in life by succeeding Moses. Here's what he did about it.
Find one of these and you will be on your way.
Did you know that you could make a leap in the quality of your worship services just by paying attention to one simple thing?
Drive out the mockers.
These will help pastors stay focused on what God has called them to do.
If you need to slap a hand, bring a ruler and show up in person.
The study also says American Christians complain too much.
Use what you've been given to impact the kingdom.
In the kingdom, our motives are critical. Our eyes must be on our King and not man.
As Christ followers, we must know how to engage culture.
The starting point is to know what to look for.
Does the presence of the Holy Spirit make a difference in your organization?
We must give new and rising prophets and ministers a chance to activate and implement their gift.
Which of these, if any, affect you?
When people are hurting the church, someone must do something.
The heart of a leader shows in how they react with children.
When you look into the future, what do you see stylistically/musically?
There are two particular tasks you must undertake here.
None of these are reasons not to change, but understanding these can certainly help us better navigate through change.
Don't waste another day of living a mediocre life.
This is not a comprehensive turnkey plan, but it does provide you with guidelines that will help you think through the process and design a plan of your own.
Don't be too busy that you forget why you are in ministry.
What are you doing to keep the creative juices flowing as you get older?
How are the offerings in your church? Which of the six factors are affecting your church?
We are in this contest for life, so let's run with endurance the race marked out for us.
God's Word promises us supernatural endurance.
This worship leader says he's faced that question. So are you stewarding your influence well?
It is important for evangelistic tools not to become rules.
Jesus focused on personal relationships.
Be honest—with yourself and God—do you see yourself struggling in any of these areas? Is pride an issue for you?
Conflict is no stranger to the local church. How do you handle it?
How does your church communicate with your members and guests?
Many people went on as if nothing had changed.
Here's what various segments of the body of Christ are doing to embrace the model Jesus and His apostles set down in the first century.
And here's what you can do about it.
Pastor, you may have a large crowd, but that doesn't mean you have a congregation.
Considering what happened, it's tough to argue with that statement.
As a husband or a wife in the ministry, take time to sit down and write out a list of why God has blessed you with your spouse.
Here are seven prayers that Paul prayed for the churches he knew. You would do well to use them too.
The goal of leadership is to leave people better than we find them.
Management guru Peter Drucker's innovative insights on social economies were ahead of his time.