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
Is your church vigorously exploring this issue, or do you continue to maintain the status quo?
What are some joy stealers you have encountered in ministry? How did you get your joy back?
You must count the costs in pursuit of excellence.
Do you know of any in your congregation who simply treat church as a place to come and fellowship with people but aren't really seeking to fellowship with Jesus?
By Greg Stier
These seven obstacles to your teens sharing their faith can be removed if you are willing to prayerfully and persistently make evangelism a youth-group-wide priority, as well as one in your own life.
Isn't one of our responsibilities as ministers to equip the saints where they are lacking and put them into service for the Lord?
Influential leaders ask more questions and make fewer statements.
What can we do to become a more unified body? How can churches demonstrate more positive impressions to the community?
You may have the greatest church of your ministry career, but regardless of how wonderful the church is, it can't do all the things for you that your soul, personal life and ministry demands.
Every time a new reformation has come, these five renewals have preceded it.
By Karl Vaters
Have you noticed that fewer people are bringing their Bibles to church, but are using a smartphone Bible app instead? That's not the only thing they're reading in church.
Criticism is simply part of the job when it comes to pastoring. Here's how you can deal with it.
There is an increasing desire to consider how the church will handle the generations. The aching question among many leaders is: "What do we do?"
Bullies often are not aware of their destructive actions.
By Rick Warren
Here's why some potential visitors may be staying away from your services.
The Society for Pentecostal Studies drew students, theologians and other academics to its annual meeting.
Started with seven people in Rick and Kay Warren's living room, here's how Saddleback has grown to become a pillar of evangelism for Christ.
By Shawn A. Akers
A lack of true direction doomed the lavish 17th-century Swedish warship. The same could happen with your organization or church.
Trend-tracking skills are critical in any organization.
Churches provide support programs for just about every need. Here's how Our Journey of Hope is training pastoral staffs to deal with the dreaded disease in their local congregations.
By Larry Stockstill
The public's perception of a godly leader is one who walks in humility and integrity.
There is a global apostolic movement that is shaking Christianity and expanding the church as never before. Here's how to recognize it.
Speak the vision. Remind the why. Die daily.
In this week's Kingdom Economics, James Russell reveals why saints have unlimited potential regardless of their past or present experiences or circumstances.
This church in Alabama has got it going, and God's blessing it with tremendous growth and an incredible children's ministry.
More than anything, this will help you through your trials and tribulations.
We teach change to our congregation, but what about our organization?
By Kyle Searcy
Why is God's church pursuing everything but the holiness and purity He has commanded of us?
This is where it should all happen—the kind of worship every worship leader longs for.
With the Carpenter's Home Church building set to be torn down, Stephen Strader, the son of CHC founder Karl Strader, tells readers his family's side of the church's history.
This is the most reliable predictor of good outcomes.
These traits are not necessarily the same as the biblical qualifications of a pastor. They simply set them apart from most other pastors.
These conditions must be present for your ministry to thrive in God's eyes. No exceptions.
These two categories may just surprise you.
If employees are unhappy, is guest satisfaction even possible?
By Dr. Mark Rutland
Here's how a junior high student showed me why decision-making is crucial in ministry.
Without question, there are certain standards and a level of accountability to which youth groups and youth leaders should be held.
By Ken Walker
With the decline of the culture, the younger generation longs for—and needs—stronger leadership in the church.
Here's why it is a good idea for pastors of larger churches not to pull away from ministers of smaller congregations in their own city.
We must always remember that the gifts God has given you were given for His glory. So, if the Lord is calling you as a leader, here are some things you should do to prepare.
A February 2015 study by LifeWay Research revealed some very interesting statistics.
The first decision we will make today is "what matters most."
Author and friend R.T. Kendall eulogizes the life of prophetic minister John Paul Jackson, who passed away in February from cancer.
By Dr. Mark Rutland
The next generation of Christian leaders faces an uphill challenge from toxic elements inside and growing hostility outside the church.
If you don't, you might want to look into it, for the spiritual and mental health of your pastor and your congregation.
By Lindsay Williams
The fact that he's one of the millennial generation gives 34-year-old Jonathan Stockstill an advantage in reaching the younger crowd. What are they doing at Bethany Church to attract them?
Conformity can give us comfort, but can creativity brew in a cocoon?
Fear is a huge hindrance to the Kingdom of God, especially when it comes from leadership.
People watch leaders, especially how they transition in response to tragedy or the normal course of ministry seasons.