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
By David Shibley
Here is the missing factor.
"Be thou faithful unto death," Jesus said. "And I will give you a crown of life."
The Right Reverend David Conner, the Queen's pastor, accepted the special Bible on behalf of the Queen.
The condition of our spirit has much to do with our potential.
You should get a big chuckle out of some of these.
By Tod Bolsinger
Explorer Meriwether Lewis exemplified what happens to most of us when we are confronting rapidly changing circumstances.
Like positively charged protons, we can minister to our people by directing their gaze to the presence of God himself in heaven.
Work to please God. Man-pleasing is futile.
"Rejoice with those who rejoice and weep with those who weep."
By Leilani Haywood
Christ wants His followers to be change agents. How are you doing that?
The threat of Alzheimer's disease reminds us that memory is a gift. And what a powerful ministry it is.
Do you desire His Presence even when you don't want anything?
When people come to your church, do they find a place where Jesus is a priority and where an atmosphere of honor towards the Lord has been created?
By Clarence E. Stowers Jr.
Consider these 10 reasons why pastors—even busy ones—should start blogging.
"Aim at nothing, and you're sure to hit it."
Our heart condition drives who we will BE, today.
If our confidence is based solely on what we can see, we are limited.
By Joshua Mohline
These three points will help you achieve the impact you would like to have with your worship team.
It's one thing to say we have a vision. It's another thing to live it out.
We must actively think about God to remain in His presence.
Check out Every Nation Churches and Ministries' Leadership 215, inspired by 2 Timothy 2:15. It's become quite effective.
By David Leuschner
Technicians are a different breed. Many are introverts who are content to stay in the back room pushing buttons and not talking to anyone. Many church techs have told me that despite trying, they have never personally led anyone to Christ—and it bothers them.
Often it is not the gospel that turns people off, but the people carrying the gospel who turn them off.
Do you seek the presence of God at work?
What is it that keeps people from achieving what they claim to want most in life?
Most of the large church growth today is taking place at multisite churches.
A study also reveals that many pastors struggle to secure long-term personal financial stability.
Here are three indicators.
This is a letter of appreciation, not rebuke.
Our role as kids ministry leaders and volunteers is to introduce kids and families to the One who came to clean up the mess.
If we sit around counting the risks, we will sit a lot!
Working together in ministry can be like walking a thin line. With God's grace and mercy, however, you can do it.
Just get to work doing God's will, making disciples and shining a spotlight on the glory of God.
What if they believed their roles as recipients of the Word are as crucially important as the sermon itself?
What do you pursue?
As disciples, our callings and responsibilities are critical.
Which one of these axioms is just what you need to be a better leader this week?
Sometimes, pastors give it away all too easily.
Let's labor together with God.
What do you think of this list? Pastors, what would you add?
When author and Pastor Rusty George discovered the real meaning of Ephesians 2:8-9, it made all the difference for him.
We must follow Elisha's lead from 2 Kings 6.
Good intentions matter little. Act on it.
Get to know the whole story about the church before you accept a position.
Like Joseph and Daniel in the Bible, this preacher interpreted dreams for his fellow Marines.
What do we do when we feel God is distant or angry or disappointed with us?
The church must accept and even applaud the new song of the rising generation.
Dr. Tony Evans says there are only two options before us as we witness what is happening to our beloved nation. The National Day of Prayer is set for May 5.