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
Ask the members of your church, "Is anybody going to be in heaven because of you?"
Leadership training is a process, not an event.
Look for these three things. If the word is contrary to them, be leery.
What bottlenecks of leadership have you seen?
Do you identify with any of these? What can you do to overcome them?
"First who, then what"
It's tempting for many to believe what the world is saying about the Christian church, especially in these specific areas. Here's why discernment for the believer is crucial.
Engaging the short attention span of teenagers (and even adults) is not easy. Check out these suggestions as to how to keep them riveted.
Would it be an unequal yoke for one called into the ministry to be wed to a Christian who resents his calling and resists the demands that this life has?
When we don't know what to do, we'll do anything.
There are many economic blazes around the world ready to explode.
Would you add anything to this list?
The Florida Family Policy Council has set up a 14-city seminar tour to help you shield your ministry from legal attack by sexual orientation and gender-identity lawsuits.
Leaders must demonstrate and cultivate resilience.
How well does your church do in these areas?
Here's why we must not take it for granted, nor the opportunity to make a difference for others.
It is unlikely that one experiences the rewards of leadership without also knowing pain.
Weak leaders care more about control than results.
These are as relevant today as when they were written 2,700 years ago.
Here's why true revival won't come about until this happens.
This is a delicate issue, but there are tactful ways to go about it.
Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.
What do you do when you feel like can't hear from God?
God has created a favorable opportunity for His children to help each other. It's up to us to recognize and execute it.
Sometimes, finding volunteers feels like searching for a needle in a haystack.
Don't allow anyone to convince you that little things don't matter.
Prophetic dreams show hard times coming between now and January. How do you discern this word?
Not that there is anything inherently wrong with a congregation of senior adults, but here's how that kind of church can reach younger families.
If you don't possess these characteristics, you might be in the wrong business.
The development of competency is a perpetual state.
The Bible is replete with examples of God's faithfulness in difficult or even impossible situations. Our faith could be tested again soon.
How can the small groups in your church become the effective evangelism tools that God wants them to become?
What other blessings have you discovered during your Christian walk?
Effective leaders monitor levels of intensity.
Do any of these apply in your family? If so, what can you do to correct it?
A recent family trip to the Big Apple brought about some pleasant—some might say godly—changes from the past.
In a leadership role, leaders are required to confront and challenge team members and peers. How do you go about it?
Lay aside every weight and the sin that so easily entangles us.
Volume doesn't equal anointing. Here's what your preaching must have without question.
Do you find it scary to be a leader sometimes? What's the scariest time you have faced as a leader?
While members can benefit from it, here is why bulletins should be for guests first.
No group is an island.
Kindness is a powerful piece of fruit.
By Clarence E. Stowers Jr.
Remember these 3 key lessons when casting a new vision for your congregation.
The way we view the local church is changing, and we may need to learn to be more flexible.
Do you have another side that shows up under stress?
The nature of criticism can be extremely draining, but here is how it can be used for good.
By Chuck Lawless
Here's how to become a more effective preacher and teacher—even if you don't like critiques.
Here's why sincerity is a key value and a core component of both effectively representing the gospel and communicating God's truth in this present age.