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
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.
Sometimes prayer alone is not enough. Here's why you should add fasting to your regular agenda.
Are you unleashing the power of collaboration for the cause of Christ? What churches or organizations can you join with to further your efforts?
New Testament hospitality doesn't happen for an hour or a week or two. Find out how it becomes a lifestyle of deep conviction and a reflection of our love for God.
The answer to that question is simple for a believer. Is that what you're teaching?
Is Christmas a stressful time of year for you, or is it a joyful time? Here's how to make sure it's the latter.
This is why the birth of Jesus is the best story that you could ever tell.
For those who come to church only a couple of times a year, here is a great opportunity for you to put your best foot forward with these tips.
Are you doing the things these types of churches are doing to it more attractive to potential members?
Have you taught these principles to your students about the birth of Jesus this Christmas season?
Jesus' prayer life was well-documented in the Bible. If we are to be Christlike, shouldn't our prayer life be modeled after His?
Are we living in a 'show-off' generation? Do we judge the sincerity of people's worship by what their bodies are doing?
Theology obviously matters. But when it comes to engaging the fastest-changing and most-disrupted culture in the history of the world, shouldn't we give grace to our pioneers on the front lines?
As most pastors are aware, PKs have a lot of life challenges presented to them. Here are some things they need to hear from you.
In the final installment of a six-part series, LifeWay Research takes a look at how churches have turned a corner with the help of the Transformational Church Assessment Tool.
Are these statements accurate or fair? How would you amend this list?
If you ever wonder why you have a shortage of volunteers in your church or ministry, here are some clues.
Is the gap between young and older members in your church wider than it should be? What can you do to minimize it?