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
If you are seriously thinking about becoming a pastor, or know someone who is, here are some suggestions to guide you.
As a pastor you may be spiritually well fit, but if you're struggling with your physical health, it's time for you to get well in that area as well.
Here are some ideals and actions that the church should embrace this year. What others can you think of?
What distractions are keeping you from setting and achieving the goal of spiritual maturity?
Some might not want to admit it, but they do. But, it's a crucial part of who you are.
Mike Bickle made me see Romans 12 in a different light.
A recent LifeWay Research study produced some very surprising results. What does this say about the church?
Here are tips for helping pastors and church personnel find success in their search for employment, should it ever become necessary.
Switching denominations is more common than you might think for church leaders. Here's some of the reasons why moves are made.
Here's how you can maximize your money, space, time and people to multiply ministry impact.
Pentecostals are certainly not nominal in their thinking. Here are some reasons the movement is getting bigger.
Here are seven guidelines to follow when searching for a new senior pastor.
A pair of churches (Gateway and Lifechurch.tv) have unlocked the secret to getting the message out via technological innovation.
What other TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) Talk Conferences have helped you bolster your children's ministry?
Buildings are tools to accomplish the ministry God has called you to fulfill. Building right makes ministry much easier.
Are you paralyzed by fear of failing? What other fears do you fight as a minister of the gospel?
Here's why playing fast and loose with God's Word in order to make it dance to our tune is never Christ honoring. It's always wrong.
Most church planters know all too well how to live within their means. That's when it's time to get creative.
With blessings comes responsibility. Are you taking these responsibilities seriously?
A recent study revealed 77 percent of those young people who are self-identify as unchurched think that believing in Jesus makes a positive difference in a person's life, yet they seem to be staying away from church. Why?
Religious Freedom Day in America is set for Jan. 16. Here's how you can make sure the world knows about it.
So people aren't flocking to your services as you had hoped. Could it have anything to do with your sound system, which has seen better days?
A great deal of disheartening statistics surrounds the spiritual climate of Millennials. Here's what that generation is saying about it.
How we navigate when we get there will go a long way in determining our success in our walk with God and through life.
Politicians won't save America, but that doesn't mean pastors shouldn't bring their God-given gifts to the public square.
These could work for anyone, but pastors and Christian leaders should especially take heed to them.
Here's how digital giving provides valuable options to passing the plate.
There are many reasons why, but Scripture is clear about our call to pray.
Have you seen or heard of leaders who have resorted to this?
Here are some of pastor Brandon Cox's blogs from the past year that church leaders should take the time to read.
What is causing this particular trend and how can we buck it?
Here are seven places where you might find good counseling and simply a sanctuary if you're having a difficult time with your ministry.
Find out why these five methods of evangelism have produced verifiable results.
God gave leaders intellect and keen skills. But what happens when the leader takes that and demands excessive attention?
Does this sound counterproductive? Here are some reasons why it may be good to have a little turmoil within the staff.
Hitler, Marx and Mussolini all had charisma. But isn't character much more crucial for a leader?
It's Saturday night and you don't have a message prepared for your congregation for the next morning's service. What do you do?
As a leader, what kind of example do you set for your subordinates? Do you make a big deal of things, or do you quietly go about your business?
Does your church authority demand submission? Here are some red flags that your church may be going beyond the boundaries of biblical authority.
How do you keep God at the center and engage your people?
What can we do to overcome these and stem this tide?
What do you think of this? Is it outrageous or impractical?
Established churches can sometimes get in a rut. Here's why members of these churches should branch out.
Here's how to beat down the enemy of complacency in your spiritual life.
Are we using powerful technology to spread the gospel, or to sow seeds of discord and hatred and give license to our own pride?
This may be a hard one take, but the sooner a leader learns it, the better off he or she will be.
If these apply to your church, what can you do about it?
Are we being moved by the right things?
While some in the church may not be guilty of sins relating to human sexuality or lifestyle choices, here's why they may be breaking the greatest commandment of all.