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 many ways to strengthen your ministry on a daily basis. Here are some suggestions you can implement right away.
Choosing a name for your new church—or finding a new name for your old one—may not be as easy as you might think.
Find out why a fresh start—whether it be new groups, new Sunday school classes or new worship services—can help reach more people for the gospel.
Does your church have a "vision protection team"? Are they completely sold out on your vision?
If your church is in the midst of a money crunch, don’t panic. These 13 suggestions could help bring you out of it.
Pastor Jared Moore says there’s no possible way a person can read the Bible and come up with "Homosexual marriage is not evil" unless he or she changes Scripture. Read his compelling opinion.
When you are a leader, there are times when you will be questioned and you will be misunderstood. But is your identity and belief in yourself strong enough to withstand those times?
Satan comes to steal, kill and destroy. Find out why he especially hates children’s ministry leaders and the ways he tries to deceive them.
Many might think that counting people may be frivolous. But, there is a method to the madness.
As the world continues to vie for the attention of the younger generation, the Assemblies of God is one of the few U.S. denominations where young people are flocking.
The lecturing model for teaching is a good one. However, find out why it’s better when you add hands on experience and observation.
Is your church stagnant, always satisfied with the status quo? Read about how a Florida pastor discovered how a name change for his church could make a big impact.
Do you know of any churches that are on the brink of extinction and are in need of a miracle? Here’s an inspiring story of one who received one.
Here are four reminders for you if things aren’t working out the way you had hoped or planned.
If you’re thinking about converting one of your sermons to book form, here are some things to strongly consider.
Great preaching doesn’t stay on one level. Find out why it is vocally dynamic.
Most leaders have fallen into these in one way, shape or form. Have you learned the hard leadership lessons of life so you can pass on wisdom to the next generation?
Find out why strong leaders are the best they can possibly be at all times, even with menial assignments that no one else cares about.
Are you involved in a mutually beneficial mentoring/student relationship? What is holding you back?
Now that Resurrection Sunday has come and gone, what are you doing to bring back your first-time guests or semiannual attenders on a regular basis?
The recent 100-year anniversary celebration of the Assemblies of God drew a large gathering from across the country. Find out how officials celebrated the event.
If many churches are not reaching people with the gospel, is it a good idea to continue planting them?
Ministry without His life source can be very exciting, but ultimately it is counterfeit. Have you taken time to set aside the cares of life and ministry to be intimate with Jesus today?
Are you living out Easter and its truths all year long, or do you celebrate it only once a year?
As you preach, teach, and lead this weekend, allow the story of Jesus’ death, burial, and resurrection to help you call people to a life-altering decision.
Easter Sunday is not the time to dwell on trivial things. Preach the one message that matters.
When is the last time you really prayed about God’s future for you and your family?
When you open the doors of your church to guests, do you make sure you’ve at least cleaned up for them? Or do you let them think you simply don’t care?
As a pastor, have you remembered the covenant you made before God concerning your bride, or do you act like John Wesley did toward his?
Author and former worship pastor Greg Atkinson says if churches would do these eight things, they should see a greater return and higher percentage of second- and third-time guests.
Some seem to think pastors are supposed to be superhumans. Why aren’t some pastors given grace when they fall and repent?
What was Jesus talking about when He said, "The kingdom of God is within you?"
Some churches can get into a stale rut when it comes to their worship time. Here are the problems identified—and what can be done to avoid them.
Do you display these characteristics in front of the students in your youth ministry? Should they follow you if you don’t?
Facebook most definitely has its downside, but there are still some major advantages to the most popular social media venue.
Rick Warren says Easter is a great starting point for evangelism, but find out what it’s not the finish line for a purpose-driven church.
Are you a prepared preacher? Here are some suggestions to help you have confidence that you’re ready to preach.
Do you do these three things each week to get a pulse of what’s actually happening in your children’s ministry? What else can you do?
Are we really following Jesus—moving toward reconciliation with others after we’ve reconciled with Him?
Find out how many men of God have deluded themselves into thinking that stealing from God is OK.
If you knew exactly what you were getting into, would you still want to enter the ministry? What would make you rethink that strategy?
How is the morale among the staff members at your church? Are they as productive as you would like them to be?
Do you strive to be a good employee, a good steward and one who hears, "Well done, thou good and faithful servant"?
Did you ever realize that children can deliver the “win” of a 75 percent return rate for your church? Find out why.
When Satan wants to cripple a church, he takes on the leadership. Here are some noticeable traits of enduring leaders.
While freedom of speech may not apply to the pastorate, the qualifications of the role protect the integrity and reputation of a greater message: freedom in Christ.
Are you taking notice of the finished product when a student moves on from your youth ministry? What other characteristics are you focusing on with your youth?
Millennials speak less and less about the subject, so the answer to that question may surprise many.
If you're leading a family, children’s or youth ministry, here are some selections you should be reading.