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
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.
When preparing for Easter Sunday services, are you evaluating your church in these areas? What about the rest of the year?
Every Nation Ministries was birthed in pastor Steve Murrell’s home in the Philippines in 1994. Find out how far it has come in reaching the world with the gospel.
If you want to help your hearers focus on God and think on God when they leave your sermon, here are 10 things you simply cannot do.
Impact Nations’ Steve Stewart has been asked that question by many lately. Find out what has been happening in India and Africa compared to the West.
While your church may have grown numerically, is Jesus happy with the church that has been built? If not, what changes do you need to make?
When you selfishly don’t want to win because you don’t want to ruin something much better with something less satisfying, that’s when lasting change takes root.
Do you simply make your congregation feel good with a few inspirational verses, or are you teaching them the Word?
What are your priorities for your children’s ministry? Here are some things that should not be overlooked.
Here are a few things that need to be understood between a guest preacher and the church officials who are hosting him or her.
LifeWay Christian Resources president and CEO Thom Rainer’s weight-loss journey has been long and arduous. But find out how he is reaping the rewards of his obedience to God.
The debate about women in leadership roles in ministry rages on, but who can deny that women bring some things to the table much better than their counterparts?
If you honestly asked yourself, “Am I standing for God’s truth with boldness or am I cowering because I fear opposition?” what would your answer be?
Shouldn’t the supernatural should be the norm in the life of the church?
Find out how the practices Jesus used to gather His disciples can still work for us today when we are putting together a team for His purposes.
Find out why some questionable queries—and their corresponding answers—can lead you down a primrose path.
Saddleback Church’s online campus wasn’t designed to take the place of attending church, but find out how it’s become a great tool to connect believers.
Are these some things you considered before taking the reins of responsibility for a church? What do you think about these questions if you’re considering it now?
Is your life more driven by your lusts or your longings?
Here are five key areas where the support of spouses of ministry leaders is especially needed. Do you have a specific story of a supportive spouse in ministry?
Bob Rhoden, a former pastor and district superintendent who is now an executive presbyter with the Assemblies of God, reveals what keeps him alert and on guard.
While Americans appear to have mixed feelings about religious freedom in this country, preachers are a bit more uneasy about it these days.