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
As we petition God to open doors for us, let us not forget where our focus must lie.
It may for the world if there is another economic crisis, but what about those in the kingdom of God? How will they react—with trust or with panic?
Recognition is a powerful motivator to reinforce behavior.
Pastor, if you haven't done a spiritual self-reflection yet this year, you should review these questions.
John Wimber's story represents the quintessential testimony of a changed life. A beer-drinking professional musician before his 1963 conversion, Wimber went on to lead hundreds to Christ and teach numerous Bible studies.
Repetition is a master teacher.
Antinomianism is a dangerous trend in evangelicalism and is something we need to lovingly take a stand against with our brothers and sisters who espouse it.
Effective leaders provide good course direction and correction.
Here's how many churches are dispensing with this practice.
In this video, worldwide evangelist Reinhard Bonnke teaches on the baptism of power in Acts 2. He refutes bad teaching and reminds us of how simple it should be.
If you want to avoid leadership turnover, watch out for these telltale signs.
Many Christians do not receive from God because they have substituted mental agreement for genuine heart faith. Heart faith works. Mental agreement does not.
Mistakes decrease as training increases.
"Articulating your journey is not only helpful to your readers but to you as well."
In this article from the September 1983 issue of Charisma, Dennis Bennett explains why the salvation Jesus offers includes the health and strength of the physical body.
Observable behavior is the greatest teacher.
"Here's the problem: If our God is too tiny or too human (like us), then our faith and confidence in Him will be too small."
Because he planted an "indestructible seed," Kenneth Copeland's eight-day crusade to the Philippines brought profound changes to that island nation—and to his ministry.
Cleaning leads to learning.
There's only one entity in which it should be placed.
A young builder facing bankruptcy discovers the miracle of seed faith and learns that God is not boxed in by circumstances.
When we move in God's Word, angels will come to our aid.
Seek peace in transition.
Here's a hint: It's not charisma.
"Active faith is unquestioning belief, trust and reliance upon God with all confidence. Faith can become as real as any of our senses."
In this article from our fourth issue, Dr. Bill Bright speaks about his passion: evangelism.
Leaders lead the leaving with grace.
Do you respond to criticism in a mature way?
Bad habits will produce bad leadership.
How do you gauge the success of your church?
It takes a great deal of practice to hone your craft in most anything you do. That goes for leadership skills too.
"There is no way to measure the impact that a wise, fruitful woman can have on the people around her and on the organization that she serves."
Are you speaking the same language as your audience?
The three keys to picking the right model for your church
Influence is borderless
Have you fallen for any of these deceptions?
It's important to determine the difference between a difficult person and an unreasonable person.
"The bottom line is salvation," Glenn says. "As long as I can see that happening and growing, then everything else is peripheral."
Lead a big idea today.
Spirit-filled Christians can still expect victory amid the end times.
Here are 10 popular views or models of what many believe the church should be.
A pair of resources can aid leaders in your church in defeating this ugly spirit when it rears its head.
Set the bar high.
"God says now is not the time for weariness and heaviness; they must go."
In the second of a three-part series, Rick Warren gets down to the practicality and simplicity of Jesus' teaching.
We Christians claim to believe the Bible is God's Word and that it's divinely inspired. Yet, we aren't reading it.
Discover the value of a daily time tithe.
These wonderful things are taking place and you may not even know it.
Unfortunately, it's a way of life for many in the ministry.