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 Christian pastors, here's how you should be setting the tone of thankfulness in your own home and with your congregation.
If not corrected, these mistaken leadership beliefs become practices and end up as harmful habits that decrease your influence.
The church should be poised to make a huge impact.
Investing in these is eternally important.
Preaching is hard, and you're going to have days like this.
Bringing a man and a woman together in marriage is like bringing two different countries together and trying to form one.
If churches want information to be retained, they need to implement strategies that will help get the right info to the right people in a timely manner.
You can take a stand, but you must represent Christ well and do it right.
Remember that where God calls you, He equips you.
Every minister with an iPhone should get in on these tech advances.
Confronting a brother or sister about their sin can be awkward, but Jesus reminds us that such confrontations are necessary sometimes.
Barbara Johnson's example of faithfulness to the Lord in the face of adversity should inspire us all.
The governing body of your church and those with spiritual authority must have this in common.
Don't be discouraged when you see your present realities.
It's not about the resources. It's about the way churches use resources.
Can you relate to any of these?
In spite of all the vitriol and venom, Joseph Mattera says there are some good things that can come from it.
There is a lot to be anxious about concerning our country at this time, but this is why you can be secure in your mind.
These three elements summarize why the local church on Sunday morning is crucial.
Read this compelling op-ed from Florida Family Policy Council President John Stemberger about what a believer's response to today's election should be, no matter who wins.
Just make sure to put on your own mask first, then help others with their masks.
When God's people get together and pray as a community, amazing things happen.
The pressure to perform often keeps us from admitting fear, but these are real.
The Lord is opening up incredible doors for the pastor of Cleveland's New Spirit Revival Church, who can tell you what Donald Trump is really like.
Much of the spiritual action in the Bible comes from the work of apostolic-prophetic teams.
These are timeless ideals that have the power to bring redemption and healing to a broken humanity.
They are directives Jesus gave to Peter.
What this woman did for Christ was extraordinary. It's what God wants from all believers.
This is the best way to outwit the evil one when it comes to your Sunday sermons.
Where should we put our greatest emphases?
In the secret recesses of your mind and heart, the evil adviser will try anything to dissuade you from giving God His due.
Christian leaders are asking the body of Christ to diligently petition God for intervention in this election as we close in on Tuesday.
This is tough for many, but an God will honor you in your efforts.
It is critical for high-performance individuals and organizations.
All of you want this and should make no apologies for it. But unequivocally, this is where you should start.
The buckle of the Bible Belt is coming off, and it is happening rapidly. Find out what you can do about it.
Because we are called to creativity, a working, gut-level understanding of the imagination is vital.
Worship leaders, don't take this lightly or do it haphazardly. Get God involved.
Here are some practical, intentional ways to execute this plan.
It takes one to jeopardize your success as a ministry leader.
Especially as a Christian leader, you need to take the necessary steps to guard against ego.
Will your ministry inspire people the same way hers did?
There are several ways this can be done.
One of the best skills a leader can develop is the art of asking the right questions, and at the right times.
With many, the damage is self-inflicted.
These certainly aren't easy solutions, but if your church is in decline, something must change.
If you recognize these patterns in yourself, take an inventory.
Pastors aren't the only ones affected when it comes time to uproot.