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
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?
Find out what Saddleback Church’s Rick Warren says there’s one objective for which every preacher should strive. Find out what that is.
LifeWay Christian Resources President Thom Rainer gives his thoughts on what he believes will happen in the church in the upcoming year.
How do you get students to start serving and affecting their culture in the name of Jesus Christ?
Are you a disciple making disciples? Does your church have a discipleship program?
LifeWay Research’s Ed Stetzer takes a look at the state of the church over the past year and the issues that have impacted it.
What is your strategy for being a successful leader this year? Here are some solid suggestions.
Have you ever had a problem and found that the solution was right in front of you?
Many visitors will know in the first 10 minutes of their arrival if they will return to your church. What are you doing to make them want to come back?
Find out why Bishop Joseph Mattera says pastors have an obligation to take public stands on relevant social and moral issues.
Many people make—and break—New Year’s resolutions. Here are some that pastors should consider for the upcoming year.
Charles Finney’s answer for America is not bipartisan cooperation on the debt-ceiling crisis, but rather that "we need more sons of thunder in the pulpit." Where are the Charles Finneys of this generation?
Correcting a preacher is not a task most anyone wants to undertake. However, find out why it is a necessary evil sometimes.
Ministry is a team sport. Find out why that’s especially true when starting a new church.
Are you caught up in what you can provide for students instead of pointing students in God’s direction?
Are you making time count for your church? Do you have a leadership process?
What does your purpose statement say about your church?
Here is a good way to mess up your marriage and your ministry. Or, you can stay true to God and your wedding vows and reap the tremendous benefits.
It may sound like an oxymoron, but you can actually add to your church by taking away from it. Here’s how.
Pastors do have a few tricks up their sleeve when it comes to their congregation. Here are a few, tongue-in-cheek, of course.
The first few words of Charles Dickens’ ‘A Christmas Carol’ aren’t unlike another classic tale.