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
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.
Politics is a challenging subject for a pastor. Remember who you are and who you represent before you speak out.
"Tell me and I will forget; show me and I will remember; involve me and I will understand."
It took over 40 years for the opportunity to say thank you.
As sons and daughters of the most high God, we know that any negative reversal can change into something good.
Pastors and ministry leaders, this is the right way to do it.
Are there some that you can correct for your church's social media accounts?
We learn from mistakes that trying again may not be God's will.
Do these things, and you might just prompt people to return.
By David Leuschner
I used to think the worship team members were "the people who lead music on the platform."
It is a rare thing to find a church that has grown past this number of members without the addition of someone in this role.
Inner peace comes from knowing who hides you.
And they are based on a foundation of Scripture.
By Joshua Mohline
Building and managing a team is the most rewarding and, at the same time, the most challenging endeavor a worship leader can undertake.
Incredibly, the responses to a survey were quick and numerous.
Church leaders have a critical role in the establishment of the kingdom of God in the marketplace.
God has not changed. The same God who parted the Red Sea is your God too.
By Warren D. Bullock
It all involves faith-filled planning.
It becomes a real concern when the unchurched become jaded and offended when their church experiences are less than friendly.
Here's why double-minded leaders are ineffective.
Here are five ways you can do that.
By Lenny La Guardia
Formula-driven children's ministry has dominated the modern church. Often as a result, many curriculum developers have limited rather than empowered what children are expected to do in ministry.
Mat Staver of Liberty Counsel says more needs to be done to protect religious freedom.
Speak life into a struggling church.