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
There are both pros and cons to this issue.
As America faces an intensely divisive season, it's crucial you know how to unify your community.
You know the types.
It will also be a huge benefit the people you serve.
Jesus didn't say, "stay in the church building." He said, "go."
God does not build unity out of conformity, but He builds unity out of diversity.
It will help you in times when you are opposed and are being criticized.
If doubts and questions about God's will for healing arise in your heart and mind, it's time to find out the real truth here.
These are often made by people who have never been involved with this type of ministry.
It would be more prudent to chase these godly traits instead.
Believers should all be willing to stick to these no matter what.
By Leilani Haywood
A handful of pastors lend their expertise on how to deal with this touchy subject.
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.