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
More than anything, this will drive people away from your church rather than draw them to it.
Illustrate your point as you paint a story.
What does a pastor do when he's not preaching? Some might be surprised at how extensive the job is.
Pastor Scott Attebery says we first need to know the true nature of revival and when it happens before scheduling services and expecting it to happen during them.
Tom Brown offers three faith facts that we need to remember in today's fearful world.
High-touch leadership includes effective follow-up.
Father's Day is coming and our national church response will be predictable. Or will it?
If your desire to quit is the result of the typical challenges of pastoring, here are some suggestions that may help you reconsider.
Father's Day indeed is a day for many to celebrate. But, as a preacher, shouldn't you also be sensitive in your sermons to those who have bad childhood memories?
Job performance is a matter of the heart.
1 Peter 3:4 says there is one thing that is "precious in the sight of God." Is it something you desire?
Why are we so uncomfortable with silence? What makes silence so deadly in a relationship?
Is it a good thing or a bad thing to work at the same church with family members?
Training is a process, not an event.
As Christian leaders, shouldn't we be above reproach?
Where is your church on the change-resistance scale?
The gospel has been defined by many people in many ways. But how can people accept someone if they don't know who He is?
Here's why you should bathe decision-making in facts.
Can the phenomenon of cognitive dissonance bring us closer to God?
Here's why the church needs women who are committed to being trained to use their gifts at the local level.
Pastor Brandon Cox says there are some major flaws with this type of preaching.
Is anyone listening?
Is there something that has led you to scratch your head and say, "What happened to our growth?" Is it one of these?
By Shawn A. Akers
Here's how Mark Rutland's National Institute of Christian Leadership tackles everyday issues that your formal theological training most likely did not cover.
Have you considered these seven questions for your church board? What do you need to work on most?
Don't shortchange the need for competency.
What happens when a church gets complacent and stops striving for God's excellence?
By Chris Williams
Have you ever considered a professionally done website for your church? Here's why you need one.
From the outside, many of our modern churches don't look too different than the nightclub down the street. So, what is the distinction?
Mistakes lead to excellence.
What is your mission statement in life? Do you have an elevator speech?
By Gregory Reilly
Here's how the Christian travel industry truly serves as a ministry.
The next generation needs your wisdom, knowledge and experience. Here are some suggestions on how to lead them.
Is your goal to change minds?
You've heard of the seven deadly sins from the Bible, right? Here are some indiscretions that church leaders should avoid.
By Sherri Huleatt
Here's how to maximize your time in sermon preparation.
Do we have goals in our ministries or personal lives that conflict with the Word, the guidance of the Spirit, or with each other? What are they? How are we going to correct them?
As opposed to the Sanhedrin, Jesus changed things through love.
Do you view praying as a tax you must pay to a governing God? Or, is it the simple joy of communion with Him?
By Cady Lewis
The search for church software is no popularity contest. Here are the factors you need to consider.
If pastors aren't aware of these thoughts their wives might be having, there is a potential for huge problems within the marriage.
Here's why less is more.
There is no such thing as a silent Pentecostal. Let this message from Samuel Rodriguez light a Holy Ghost fire in your spirit!
By Ministry Today Staff
Church building projects require special insurance protection. Here's what you need to know.
It's not that you should try to make mistakes, but here's why it's OK to make one every once in a while.
Ministries have unhappy workers too.
Foursquare Church minister Suzie Genin says we must remember these four things as we train people to lead.
American culture is becoming less conducive to Christian values; it's a reality. The question is, what will the church do?
Every person in the Bible who accomplished any significant thing for the kingdom of God faced it along his or her life's journey. Don't believe the devil's lies.