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
As a preacher, do you find yourself often scanning the audience for reactions to your sermons?
So what have you learned in working with self-aware people, or with leaders who are not self-aware? What has helped you grow as a leader?
Are there things that people in your church do now that contribute to driving children away from the church later in life?
How can a leader overcome the challenges that come with age in a culture that is constantly seeking the newest idea, approach or technique?
The evident flaws in the structure at Mars Hill Church are similar to those at other evangelical churches worldwide. Here's how you can avoid repeating Mars Hills' mistakes.
We humans bring most of our problems upon ourselves, but there is an enemy out there who simply doesn't like what you're doing. Here is a solution for combat with Satan.
Do you want to see your students transformed for Christ? Here are some words of encouragement that can help.
We as believers aren't responsible for fixing, or removing, or condemning someone's sin. Isn't that Jesus' job?
If your church is struggling financially, is it a money problem or a stewardship problem?
Here is why aligning yourself with God's view of marriage will always be the right choice.
When you are having a bad day, do you wait until you're in a better place emotionally to make important decisions?
Do you find yourself relentlessly pursuing God? Why not?
As a senior leader, do you understand your important role in setting these four principles for your church?
Here's how the Nazarene church plans to forge a 'new, dynamic publishing model' for the future.
A recent LifeWay Research study about Americans' theological views produced some very interesting results.
Contrary to some opinions, the doctrine of the translation of the church to heaven before the Great Tribulation was actually mentioned in the early centuries.
A recently released study by the Barna Group and the Cornerstone Knowledge Network revealed some surprising results concerning what Millennials want from their churches.
Always remember when you're spreading the gospel, conversion is not in your hands; it's in God's hands. Here's why some people simply won't believe what you're trying to tell them.
Isn't it about time to concern ourselves more with getting lost people through the front door of our church than stopping people from leaving?
Here are four reasons why reading is essential. If you're going to lead, shouldn't you be thinking further in advance than the people who you're leading?
Here are some gems of wisdom from a veteran pastor to the younger generation.
Worship leaders, when writing lyrics for music, there's a tendency to believe they can always be better. Here are some suggestions that will help you complete the process.
Are you a leader who writes down his random thoughts at any time during the day? Find out how it could be beneficial for you in your role.
Are you trying to take your church to the next level with God, or are you simply resting on your laurels?
It's not to be a dynamic speaker or an innovate influencer. The answer to the question may seem odd, but think about it.
Will we simply lie down and let our religious freedoms fall by the wayside? What can you do?
Being honest, is there something in your life that you're putting above God?
If your church is in its beginning stages, here are some suggestions as to how you can attract people to your services.
A quick read through the book of Acts will more than answer that question.
Christianity in America has a reputation for self-interest and hurtful attitudes toward certain groups. Here's why the church should re-engage the culture in a new and better way.
Guess who does many good things for your church you may not know about? The answer may surprise you.
In case you haven't noticed, there seem to be some marked differences between the two.
Regardless of their non-belief, Christians shouldn't just blow off the atheists as if they have nothing worth saying. Here's why.
Some youth leaders may be mishandling their outreach to teens. Here are some common missteps some make.
With all of your sermons on tithing and giving, are you practicing what you preach?
What lessons have you learned about fasting? What suggestions do you have for leaders who have not fasted regularly?
Good leaders don't have to reach perfection to serve God. But are you willing to keep learning and growing in the Lord?
Have you noticed how the members of your church are using social media? Are they doing good or are they doing harm to your church and the Christian community?
George Washington, Abraham Lincoln and Winston Churchill said some pretty quotable things during their lifetimes, but here are incredible quips that came from our Lord and savior.
The people who do not attend church are more savvy about believers than you may think. Here's why you shouldn't sell them short.
If you continue to say these things or have said them in the past, you probably should stop.
Following months of scandal and controversy, Mark Driscoll has stepped down from the pulpit. But even his resignation has plenty to teach us.
Find out why Michael Brown is urging Houston pastors to address the issues of homosexuality and transgenderism this Sunday and refuse to obey the lesbian mayor's decree to hand over sermon texts.
"The government has absolutely no reason to bully congregations who are speaking out about what they believe," Russell Moore said. "It's none of the government's business."
The subpoena issued to some pastors in Houston to hand over their sermons regarding homosexuality and gender equality should alarm every pastor in America.
Most churches devise a well-thought-through agenda for transitioning to a new pastor. Sometimes, however, the best-laid plans experience some hurdles.
Here are some things you may want to take to heart if you are even remotely thinking about a betrayal of your marriage vows.
God's favor is never earned, but it's different with people. Here's how you can establish credibility with them and capture their attention.
Some of these factors in how much pastors and church staff might come as a surprise to many.