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
Here are six perspectives on the matter. What is your church's practice?
As I've travelled throughout the country, I've heard similar stories over and over. Here are four simple ways you can bring healing.
Good coaches resist temptation to give advice.
Does your church have a staff blog? What other ways can a staff blog benefit a church?
Many leaders are so focused on their own generation that they leave the others out.
Many of us need to get beyond the pendulum swing and to think more biblically and more discerningly about the issue of leadership.
Procrastination is frowned upon in the kingdom of God.
Where do you run when life throws you an unexpected curve?
When we hide our weaknesses, big problems arise.
Have you ever known a weak leader? They're usually easy to spot.
"You are defined by the fact that today you can reckon yourself dead, and alive to Christ."
"Be who God called you to be!"
Whether your role is worship leader, praise team member, choir member or soloist, remember that your No. 1 job is to point people to Christ.
Don't approach student ministry with a conveyor belt production mentality.
Leaders demonstrate diligence in setting priorities.
Examine yourselves, seeing whether you are in the faith; test yourselves.
Which one is right for you?
What did your church have success with? What does it still have to work on?
Listen now to change your insecurities to securities.
"Prototypes have your DNA. Counterfeits crave your ministry."
Why would God pour more maturity and wisdom into a stagnate reservoir?
When you're stuck in rut, the same old dull routine of life, there's always the story of Peter.
Expect more today than you expected yesterday.
Sometimes, first impressions are lasting ones.
It's not about the people involved, but their actions.
Implementing these suggestions will prove wise in the long run.
Our physical image often trumps our concern for spiritual wellness.
Joshua was handed a difficult lot in life by succeeding Moses. Here's what he did about it.
Find one of these and you will be on your way.
Did you know that you could make a leap in the quality of your worship services just by paying attention to one simple thing?
Drive out the mockers.
These will help pastors stay focused on what God has called them to do.
If you need to slap a hand, bring a ruler and show up in person.
The study also says American Christians complain too much.
Use what you've been given to impact the kingdom.
In the kingdom, our motives are critical. Our eyes must be on our King and not man.
As Christ followers, we must know how to engage culture.
The starting point is to know what to look for.
Does the presence of the Holy Spirit make a difference in your organization?
We must give new and rising prophets and ministers a chance to activate and implement their gift.
Which of these, if any, affect you?
When people are hurting the church, someone must do something.
The heart of a leader shows in how they react with children.
When you look into the future, what do you see stylistically/musically?
There are two particular tasks you must undertake here.
None of these are reasons not to change, but understanding these can certainly help us better navigate through change.
Don't waste another day of living a mediocre life.
This is not a comprehensive turnkey plan, but it does provide you with guidelines that will help you think through the process and design a plan of your own.
Don't be too busy that you forget why you are in ministry.
What are you doing to keep the creative juices flowing as you get older?
How are the offerings in your church? Which of the six factors are affecting your church?