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
A recent LifeWay Research study about Americans' theological views produced some very interesting results.
Contrary to some opinions, the doctrine of the translation of the church to heaven before the Great Tribulation was actually mentioned in the early centuries.
A recently released study by the Barna Group and the Cornerstone Knowledge Network revealed some surprising results concerning what Millennials want from their churches.
Always remember when you're spreading the gospel, conversion is not in your hands; it's in God's hands. Here's why some people simply won't believe what you're trying to tell them.
Isn't it about time to concern ourselves more with getting lost people through the front door of our church than stopping people from leaving?
Here are four reasons why reading is essential. If you're going to lead, shouldn't you be thinking further in advance than the people who you're leading?
Here are some gems of wisdom from a veteran pastor to the younger generation.
Worship leaders, when writing lyrics for music, there's a tendency to believe they can always be better. Here are some suggestions that will help you complete the process.
Are you a leader who writes down his random thoughts at any time during the day? Find out how it could be beneficial for you in your role.
Are you trying to take your church to the next level with God, or are you simply resting on your laurels?
It's not to be a dynamic speaker or an innovate influencer. The answer to the question may seem odd, but think about it.
Will we simply lie down and let our religious freedoms fall by the wayside? What can you do?
Being honest, is there something in your life that you're putting above God?
If your church is in its beginning stages, here are some suggestions as to how you can attract people to your services.
A quick read through the book of Acts will more than answer that question.
Christianity in America has a reputation for self-interest and hurtful attitudes toward certain groups. Here's why the church should re-engage the culture in a new and better way.
Guess who does many good things for your church you may not know about? The answer may surprise you.
In case you haven't noticed, there seem to be some marked differences between the two.
Regardless of their non-belief, Christians shouldn't just blow off the atheists as if they have nothing worth saying. Here's why.
Some youth leaders may be mishandling their outreach to teens. Here are some common missteps some make.
With all of your sermons on tithing and giving, are you practicing what you preach?
What lessons have you learned about fasting? What suggestions do you have for leaders who have not fasted regularly?
Good leaders don't have to reach perfection to serve God. But are you willing to keep learning and growing in the Lord?
Have you noticed how the members of your church are using social media? Are they doing good or are they doing harm to your church and the Christian community?
George Washington, Abraham Lincoln and Winston Churchill said some pretty quotable things during their lifetimes, but here are incredible quips that came from our Lord and savior.
The people who do not attend church are more savvy about believers than you may think. Here's why you shouldn't sell them short.
If you continue to say these things or have said them in the past, you probably should stop.
Following months of scandal and controversy, Mark Driscoll has stepped down from the pulpit. But even his resignation has plenty to teach us.
Find out why Michael Brown is urging Houston pastors to address the issues of homosexuality and transgenderism this Sunday and refuse to obey the lesbian mayor's decree to hand over sermon texts.
"The government has absolutely no reason to bully congregations who are speaking out about what they believe," Russell Moore said. "It's none of the government's business."
The subpoena issued to some pastors in Houston to hand over their sermons regarding homosexuality and gender equality should alarm every pastor in America.
Most churches devise a well-thought-through agenda for transitioning to a new pastor. Sometimes, however, the best-laid plans experience some hurdles.
Here are some things you may want to take to heart if you are even remotely thinking about a betrayal of your marriage vows.
God's favor is never earned, but it's different with people. Here's how you can establish credibility with them and capture their attention.
Some of these factors in how much pastors and church staff might come as a surprise to many.
How do we discover and deal with the Pharisee inside us?
While you may be reaching the children in your ministry, what are you doing to influence their parents?
Here are some tips that might make communicating a bit easier for you and a bit more enjoyable for those listening.
Are these some things you often overlook when you're preparing for worship service on Sunday?
Does crisis bring you to your knees to praise God, or does it simply bring you to your knees?
Do you have some or all of these characteristics? Do you have what it takes to be an apostolic leader?
Since there are so many expectations on her, here are some respects your church owes the pastor's wife.
Do you want to see this generation of young people have an impact on the world for Christ? Here are some things to pray over them.
How would you diagnose your church's capabilities when it comes to building pervasive community? Is it happening?
Everyone faces temptation in his or her life. But are you minimizing the opportunities for temptation to sin?
How do you see multisite churches as different from others? What has your experience been?
How can people who have been affected by these issues protect their hearts and remain in the church?
Here's how brokenhearted preachers are capable of changing a culture.
Here are five things that pastors should be thinking about on a daily basis.