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
There rarely is a simple explanation for the decline of a church. It could be a combination of these factors.
Even if you have no interest in urban settings and ministries, please read this. It concerns your duty with the Great Commission.
Effective leaders demand process over outcomes.
He says one thing leads to behavior and beliefs that are, frankly, deadly.
By Wil Lake
Here's how one church is helping business.
Far too many gifted student pastors flame out in their transition to senior pastor. Why does this happen?
Time management is a matter of choice.
We are more than conquerors and have the infallible Word of God. We have the Spirit of the living God inside of us and the right to use the name that is above all names.
Here's why worship leaders should get back to the simplicity of moving God's heart.
Do you want your church to become stronger and healthier? Check this out.
"Teach us to pray the leader's prayer."
Here are some ways your church can deal with this if it comes to light.
Here's why top leaders should pursue excellence biblically.
Who will pray for America?
Reading about these misconceptions might clear up a few things.
Pastors are divided about when divorce is sinful and whether or not they would perform the wedding of someone who is divorced.
Grace is often confused with weakness in a leader.
Sisters, you were made to be a vessel of the "ezer" strength of God, so don't settle for anything less!
Look into the lives of today's kids and you'll see interesting facts that are a reflection of their native culture. Here are 20 of them.
Teach the difference between urgent and important.
Talent matters, but wouldn't you rather your worship leader have slightly less talent with strong character?
Here's why you should never let a story hijack a sermon.
Here's why the quest to be last of all is crucial.
When we unintentionally exclude the Holy Spirit from church services, we unintentionally miss the benefits of His power.
Age discrimination in the hiring of church staff needs to be investigated.
How authority should flow isn't the issue.
Evaluating your church's health is a tough task. This can help.
However your church does it, consider making baptism a public spectacle that can lead to more gospel conversations among those who are watching.
When they won't do what you asked them to do.
What type of numbers do you celebrate?
You think you've heard it all? Take a look at this.
Our roots determine our outcome.
In the first part of a three-week series that focuses on the purpose and plan of God for women, we find out why Eve was the suitable helpmate for Adam.
If this is something that holds you back, you're not alone. But you can do something about it.
Here's one thing we must DO in every meeting.
Take it from a pastor who has been preaching at the same place for 40 years. It works.
Not all committees are bad, but here's why not all committee meetings are necessary.
No matter what the circumstances, there is only one thing we should do.
A good farmer inspects his vines for fruit. Then he takes action to enable them to bear more fruit.
How do we get staff members to do what is needed?
Bishop Joseph Mattera says the Ten Commandments are still in effect because they reflect the holiness and character of God. Obviously, some disagree.
It's never easy to say deny requests, but as leaders it is often our responsibility to be courageous and direct for the good of your ministry.
Our words tell a story about how we see ourselves.
There is indeed a great mission field on the Internet in social media and the blogosphere. But we need to use it with grace, wisdom and discernment.
What memorization strategies have worked for you? What apps do you recommend?
As we petition God to open doors for us, let us not forget where our focus must lie.
It may for the world if there is another economic crisis, but what about those in the kingdom of God? How will they react—with trust or with panic?
Recognition is a powerful motivator to reinforce behavior.
Pastor, if you haven't done a spiritual self-reflection yet this year, you should review these questions.