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
Toxic environments are not limited to chemical plants, corporate climates or political back rooms. The church can be toxic as well.
The key to better time management is forward momentum.
Are we really effectively reaching people for Christ anymore? Here are some disturbing trends.
Here's how the No Man Left Behind model can attract new men to your church and to its ministry for men.
Isn't true ministry measured by what happens outside the church's walls instead of inside?
What has your church done to make sure everyone participates in evangelism?
Here's why "rinse and repeat" are key actions in daily leadership.
Do you have a set of systems in place for your church in case it becomes stagnant?
Here's why the month of February, for African-Americans, is a time for reflection, rejoicing and recommitting to the reach the next generation.
Do these traditions seem familiar in your church? What would you add?
If you've read Bill O'Reilly's book Killing Patton, do you agree with me that Patton's advice is patently wrong?
If you have members of your congregation who are doing well in business and Kingdom living, please send us a brief description of their work and life as you know it.
Why do so many church plants fail? Here are some suggestions to buck that trend.
Like a codependent spouse, abused churches typically continue to hire abusive pastors. Here's some tips to stop that trend.
What should we be doing to ensure the promises of kingdom finances flow to Christians in our flock and to our churches?
Here are five ways to inject passion into a failing project.
In the third of a series of six stories celebrating Black History Month, DL Foster, founder of Witness Freedom Ministries and a former member of the gay community, discusses about homosexuality is viewed in the African-American church.
Here's how nearsighted vision can be improved with a new lens.
Do you ever have unrealistic expectations of an experience you're never going to have at your church?
In the first of a series of six stories celebrating Black History Month, Edward Gilbreath talks about the ministry of reconciliation at it pertains to the African-American church.
Phil Cooke sits down for a Q&A with one of the most respected voices on church ministry and leadership.
Here are some suggestions for proper evaluation of new project proposals.
What has been your experience with church memorials? Are they honoring or have they been detrimental?
During Black History Month, isn't it only fitting that we fondly remember a man who was an initiator of the Pentecostal movement and a prominent participant in the Azusa Street Revival?
Following these three guidelines can help to ensure a strong family life for ministerial leaders.
Here are 33 questions you should ask about the "art and science" of church communications.
On the eve of Valentine's Day, Pastor Mark Rutland pays a heartfelt tribute to his parents, who recently celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary.
What are the benefits of attending church regularly? What reasons are you giving visitors to come back?
While we should be thankful the message of evangelism never changes, we should pray that we will always be sensitive to the changing methods so that many people will have the opportunity to hear the good news of Jesus Christ.
As a ministerial leader, have you been faced with the task of church revitalization? How did you handle it?
Here are some questions and insights that might help lead you in the right direction.
As pastors and leaders, don't you think we must set an example with our time management as a point of accountability?
When people come to your church to worship, are you helping them or are you interfering with their offering to God?
Successful leaders adhere to successful principles, such as these.
If you're a pastor or a minister of the gospel and you hear this, say thank you and run.
Are you as a church body and administration focused on building buildings or building people?
These are some of the reasons why leaders lose their effectiveness to guide their underlings.
Do you consider yourself a risk taker? Are these risks that you take?
Here's why in a world where Fifty Shades of Grey has become wildly popular in the secular world, leaders cannot afford to pretend that their ministry or even their assumed spiritual maturity is enough to keep them on the narrow road.
Here's why a healthy dose of both is necessary for your congregation.
Are there certain aspects of the offertory in your church that are working or not working?
Do you think peace across generations prevails in your own denomination? If so, why? Are there other things that can be done to encourage peace between generations in a denomination?
Pastor, be honest. Do you have someone in your life you could call when you're at your lowest point in ministry?
Does that sound strange? But here's what a great children's minister is doing.
Here's why if you're not utilizing sermon series, you could be missing out on an incredible way to teach others about the Bible.
How you go about riding out difficult seasons in your ministry will determine whether or not you will persevere.
Leaders respond to adversity and failure, learn and set a course for the next desired outcome. In the face of staunch criticism, that's exactly what Seattle Coach Pete Carroll did Sunday.
Here's how to continually evaluate your progress and make the necessary adjustments to grow healthy while growing larger.
Do you see these signs in yourself, or in other leaders you know?