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
The Holy Spirit uses this regularly.
If you think that makes you immune from sin, think again.
Thankfully, and with God's grace, these can be corrected.
By Ken Walker
Reconciliation can have a tremendous impact when demonstrated by men.
The risk of shallowness is a real one.
By Billy Hallowell
"It's a good thing to come to firm conclusions. But I don't think we need to have on boxing gloves."
It's a very delicate subject and a question with no simple answer. But here are some guidelines.
Long before there was a recovery or addiction program, Jesus used one of his greatest sermons to lay the foundation for our healing from every hurt, habit and hang-up!
It is simply a part of being a leader.
It is what Jesus would most likely do.
He has given you a good mind, but when it comes to life transformation, there are some big questions still to be answered.
You might be surprised at the number of churches that don't have an itinerary for this.
"Anything short of instilling an evangelistic heart in members isn't lasting."
How many of these things are you doing?
There's never been a more appropriate time for us, as Christians, to ask ourselves what Jesus wants his movement, his people, his Kingdom to stand for.
All it takes is a little creative thinking.
Nobody likes confrontations but you can't always avoid them. Here's some wisdom.
"I think every preacher ought to endeavor to feed his flock this way."
Discover three better ways to gauge church service success.
Actions speak louder than words. Do their actions say they're ready for the next level?
Learn the secret to achieving long-term goals.
Are you living by faith or trusting in your own wisdom?
Only God can truly discern a leader's heart—but watch for these telltale signs.
You only get one chance at a first impression. Make yours count.
It's what Jesus intended for you.
By Tracey Armstrong
Pastors, this is a huge responsibility for you.
There are several good reasons for this.
This is why we have to be prepared when we say "yes" to full-time ministry.
By Taylor Berglund
"Eighty-five percent of learning happens visually. If these kids can't see, they can't learn—and if they can't learn, that holds them back in life."
If you find yourself the victim of innuendo and persecution, go back to this part of the Bible and live there.
How can leaders keep the pulse of the people they are serving, no matter how high up they are?
A healthy church staff thinks about more than just how to accomplish the next team project.
What will your church look like then?
By Shawn Akers
"Can you imagine George Whitefield pitching horseshoes, playing cornhole or enjoying a grilled hamburger with the people he shares the gospel with?"
Are you investing in the next generation of leaders, if only verbally?
Wounds can heal, but scars still remain in some instances.
"Across the one nation on earth where religious freedom has been a given, it is now under attack."
Will you join me in walking this path?
Don't let your organization crumble when chaos unfolds around you.
There is much more to it than simply putting on events.
By Christine D. Johnson
After 58 years in ministry, the evangelist is still going strong and mentoring the next generation.
Women's ministry has changed a lot in recent years, along with women's roles in society.
By Mark Tedford
Employers should understand that every job is critical to the kingdom mission.
Spiritual maturity is not automatic. It must be intentionally cultivated.
You will not be spared the tests of life, but here's why you shouldn't fret during trials.
By Dr. Mark Rutland
Here is how you should proceed when disagreement among church leaders is beyond resolving.
There is always more you could do.
"If you are going to fire a preacher, you'd better have good reason, friend."