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
Do you and your church’s leaders walk in wisdom, seek counsel when you are stuck and learn from your mistakes? Those characteristics are crucial when putting people in charge.
Satan’s favorite way to destroy a church is to create dissension. Here are some things you can do as a pastor to diffuse certain situations.
If you think small churches can’t be run efficiently, think again. Here are some examples.
What are your perspectives on these issues of contention? What else would you add?
Have you experienced some of these emotions lately? Have you sought help from anyone to deal with them?
Why are pastors no longer held in high esteem? What is behind the precipitous drop in favorable ratings almost every year?
As a pastor, how do you know when it’s OK to say no or wait? Here are some suggestions on how to budget your time and energy.
Jesus called it abundant life. But what does "more" look like, and how must we pursue it?
Find out why Bishop Joseph Mattera says evangelical pastors should reject the Roman Catholic template of the kingdom.
God-inspired preaching bears legitimate fruit. But author Doug Stringer says if the church is degenerate and worldly, those in the pulpit are to blame.
It’s a new year. Will your church make an intentional plan to reach new people for Christ by establishing new small groups?
Do you know the strength of your network? Do you know the depth of its traction?
Find out how this dynamic works in the local church.
Pastoring is the greatest privilege to which a human could be called. Are you up to the challenge?
Young pastors are bound to stumble along the way. Here are some words of encouragement they might need along the journey.
Here's how to avoid being the next casualty of moral failures among leaders.
How do you keep your church volunteers fresh and enthusiastic? Here are some suggestions.
Do you sometimes fall into these ways, or do you encourage God's people to love His Word more and to make full use of it during the week?
How’s your passion level for Christ these days? Do you need a fresh spark of enthusiasm?
Joseph’s ability as a leader is a model for everyone in the ministry. Here are some of his greatest qualities.
Pope Francis says the church has locked itself up in small-minded rules. Have you moved to the center of what Jesus says is really important in life, or are you stuck in the margins?
What value do you see in physical training, especially as it helps you in your spiritual training?
The church is losing credibility because of the lack of practiced discipline. Find out why that is happening.
Find out why some churches and Christian ministries are not prepared for and underestimate the dangers of the new media.
Pastors sometimes need a reality check, too. Here are some things to remember in your every day life as the head of a flock.
Is the message of ‘come to Jesus, come to church, be good and go to heaven’ leading to frustration or boredom for many?
An exclusive interview with Chris Hodges reveals a healthy model for restoring ministers—in this case, former Louisiana pastor Dino Rizzo.
Being a pastor isn’t all about hearing complaints and prayer requests. Sometimes, congregation members can be downright complimentary.
Here are three fears that prevent leaders from displaying true authenticity and influencing people.
The restoration process of a fallen leader isn’t a quick fix. It’s a sensitive process that requires a great amount of prayer and the passing of time.
The words could be the kiss of death when trying to get people to come back. Read and find out what they are.
Lust is one of Satan’s strongest tools against believers. Here’s how to build a firewall for your own good.
The content of emails can come back to haunt anyone. Find out why that’s especially true for leaders, a group that includes pastors.
A common assumption has it that larger churches do not care for people as well as smaller churches. Mark Driscoll tell us why that is a fallacy.
Will the United States suffer a full collapse or a huge shakeup in the near future? If it does, will the church be ready?
How can a pastor know when he has developed a leader if he does not have a definition? Here are some characteristics of godly leaders.
Whether you’re the pastor of a megachurch or a small congregation, you can utilize the media to help you spread the gospel. Here’s how.
Heal Your Servant has become not only a safe haven for pastors who have fallen, but also a launch pad for restoration.
Obviously, there are examples in Scripture of godly single men who served God faithfully. But as a general rule, does God call still call men with the “gift of singleness” to be pastors?
Find out why children need to understand that God is there and attentive to what they have to say.
While it may seem like a corporate initiative your church simply doesn’t need, there are advantages to an annual report. Here are some of them.
Though there are no clear scriptural guidelines to follow in restoring a fallen pastor, here is a process that can help.
If you weren’t born and raised in the town or city where you minister, you may not know much about the state of the area’s youth. Here are a few suggestions to familiarize yourself with them.
Find out one of the major reasons why people avoid church and why the number of your audience members may be less than desirable.
Do you ever wonder why when we tell kids to sit still and be quiet and they grow up that way when it comes to the church, or they don't come at all?
When attempting to lead change in the church, it is vital to keep these ideals in mind. Read and find out what they are.
Do you have a checklist of questions about your sermon before you start preaching? Here are a few suggestions.
If you're on a pastor search committee, there are some things you need to be leery of when it comes to hiring someone.
The concept of "turf wars" usually conjures up thoughts of boundary disputes. But isn’t the world everyone’s mission field?