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
Here are some key questions church officials should ask every potential staff candidate during the interview process.
How far in advance to you devise your sermons? Here's why it's beneficial to plan ahead—way ahead.
Pastor, are you praying about moving on? How do you know it's God's will? Here are seven scenarios that could speak volumes.
If you want your church members to "go" and preach the gospel, you'll need to equip them with the right tools. Ed Stetzer offers strategic advice for evangelism-minded pastors.
Can you imagine what would happen in America if every church spent an entire Sunday morning worship service focused on prayer for revival in the church and awakening in America?
Bishop Joseph Mattera asks if a person cannot submit to a process of biblical training and character development in the context of a local church, then how can they be properly prepared to shepherd a flock under God?
Do you have a specific routine that you follow prior to stepping into the pulpit? What is it?
How do you guard against these negative elements that can dampen or even destroy your ability to lead?
In the second of a two-part series, Saddleback Church's Rick Warren explains more principles of influence that ministerial leaders should recognize.
Churches and pastors must respect the razor's edge between obscurantism and syncretism.
Worship: What steps have you taken or will you take to address these excuses?
Get honest with yourself and check your heart against these 8 distinctions between bosses and leaders.
Do you know of someone who says he or she wants to serve, but is only interested in the position and the honor?
Even when the chipper "worship leader" in contemporary churches bounds on stage and predictably beckons everyone to "stand and worship," the people compliantly obey the stand command, but then they turn into mute mannequins.
Do you take the time to consider the emotional, mental, physical and relational health of the people you serve?
For the most part, everyone likes receiving kind and encouraging words. Responding in an appropriate way, however, isn't always so easy.
Getting acquainted with these kinds of ministerial leaders could be beneficial to your own spiritual life.
Are you carrying around a hidden burden? Here's why you should at least tell someone you trust.
Churches with a simple strategy are vibrant and growing. Here's why complex churches, are struggling and anemic.
What are you doing with the time, resources and influence that God gave you as a ministerial leader?
Here are some signs that a church might simply need to undergo some revitalization.
Do you interact with your community regularly, or do you hoard your time as your own? Here's why it might be a good idea to get out and mingle often.
Blogging for pastors has become an effective tool of evangelism. Here's how you can get people reading yours.
What are some of the best times to share the gospel?
Social media is nothing new, but there are still some churches out there that haven't grasped how effective it can be.
Without any fanfare, these churches have hit on something big to bring people to Jesus.
Here's a short list of questions that every preacher—and church head—should be asking themselves.
Here are 6 radical steps to answering 'yes' to that question.
Pastors, what are some boundaries you have placed on your time, life and career to protect your health, life and marriage? Is this something you struggle with?
Here are some critical things that must be included in groups that are designed to make followers of Jesus.
Here's why pastors must always be wary of the temptation to manipulate people, whether intentionally or not.
Here's how some churches use nontraditional methods to expand their reach.
What is your strategy for getting first-time guest families to return?
Here's how Alpha USA engages millennials with life's biggest questions.
If you find yourself falling into that category, what can you do to change your circumstances? How can you confront your fears head-on?
Church revitalization is certainly possible in America. Are you and your staff willing to take a look in the mirror and do what it takes for that to happen?
Are you missing an opportunity for ministry in your church parking lot for various reasons? What can you do about it?
In the ministerial world, vacations are much deserved. But, what are the objectives for a vacation for pastors?
Do you truly want to see real transformation in the lives of your congregation members? You can't go wrong when you do this.
Are you prepared mentally and financially to make the kind of commitment that is necessary to create a successful media ministry?
Do you have students that have simply learned to serve like Jesus? Are you teaching them to do that?
Many people believe that pastors have an affinity for talking about money in their sermons. Brandon Cox says the opposite is true, and that it's a necessity for individuals. Here's why.
How do you handle it when an 'off-pitch housewife' demands to sing with your praise team?
What communities are available to the single members of your congregation? How can you improve?
Some pastors think they have a gift for teaching the Bible from a practical perspective. Phil Cooke explores why the Bible may be the least practical book ever written.
The recent International Christian Retail Show in Atlanta featured a discussion with prominent ministerial leaders about ways to attract millennials to church.
Leaders are held to a certain standard when it comes to character. Here are some traits that can hurt public confidence in a leader.
Most everyone, especially leaders, can benefit from constructive criticism. But there are some critics people can simply ignore.
A pastor's salary can be a source of contention for a church's congregation and its pastor. Here's why.