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
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.
By not talking about these things in church, aren’t we missing the chance to call disciples deeper into their walk with Jesus? Aren’t we giving popular culture the chance to have the final say on these issues?
God always wants more of you. Are you hungering and thirsting for more of Him?
Grace is a hot topic right now, but everything that is being preached or taught about it isn’t exactly sound.
In the second of a two-part series, 12Stone Church’s Dan Reiland tackles how the agenda of church politics can be devastating.
Are you preaching the Good News about life with God and about His heart?
Are there specific signs for a pastor to take his cue and head out the door? Here are a few.
Connecting students to the truth is not intuitive for everyone. Do you know how to strategically pull apart a lesson and get to the heart of the issue?
Because the church is comprised of people, pastors must deal with problems periodically. Here are some suggestions on how to tackle them.
The brand of Christianity has obviously taken a huge hit in America in recent years. Find out what can be done to reframe it through social media.
Are the songs you sing during praise and worship singable for your church members? Here’s why you should re-evaluate some of your music.
High-attendance days at church can be meaningful in more ways than simply putting bodies in the pews. Find out how.
In this ever-busy world, is easy to limit your time with your sermon. However, you may be spending more time with it than you think.
If you want God to use you greatly, here are some things you need to do to make yourself usable.
When you are invited into the presence of the Lord to minister to Him, do you bring wholeheartedness, praise, humility, reverence and respect?
As a good steward of the ministry God has given you, which would you rather have—efficiency or balance?
Are some of these consistent with your experiences? Are there others you could add?
There are conventional ways to make your ministry better—but here are some things that may not have occurred to you as a leader.
When launching a new ministry or planting a church, who holds the most important opinion?
Have you gotten burned out trying to fix people you lead? Who else do you know who has done that?
When the Holy Spirit moved mightily at a recent academic conference, it was a moment no one wanted to see end.
In the first of a two-part series, 12Stone Church’s Dan Reiland takes a look at how the agenda of church politics can be devastating.
Many Christian leaders are realizing the church can redeem technology and use it for a spiritual purpose. Find out how technology can enhance relationships instead of replacing them.
Are you, as a pastor and leader, guilty of trying to catch something that is simply going too fast?
When you leave church, shouldn’t songs about Jesus be running through your head instead of the church band’s rendition of, for instance, Styx’s “Come Sail Away”?