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
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.
How do we discover and deal with the Pharisee inside us?
While you may be reaching the children in your ministry, what are you doing to influence their parents?
Here are some tips that might make communicating a bit easier for you and a bit more enjoyable for those listening.
Are these some things you often overlook when you're preparing for worship service on Sunday?
Does crisis bring you to your knees to praise God, or does it simply bring you to your knees?
Do you have some or all of these characteristics? Do you have what it takes to be an apostolic leader?
Since there are so many expectations on her, here are some respects your church owes the pastor's wife.
Do you want to see this generation of young people have an impact on the world for Christ? Here are some things to pray over them.
How would you diagnose your church's capabilities when it comes to building pervasive community? Is it happening?
Everyone faces temptation in his or her life. But are you minimizing the opportunities for temptation to sin?
How do you see multisite churches as different from others? What has your experience been?
How can people who have been affected by these issues protect their hearts and remain in the church?
Here's how brokenhearted preachers are capable of changing a culture.
Here are five things that pastors should be thinking about on a daily basis.
Do you know of any toxic ministerial leaders? Do these characteristics seem familiar?
If you are struggling with this daunting task, here are some suggestions that might help.
Everyone sins and falls short of the glory of God. But why do many say, 'Lord, Lord,' and then not do what He says to do on a daily basis?
Almost every student who walks into your ministry is a potential returner-turned-regular. How does your ministry handle this?
What does a strategy to reach people of the Islamic faith in the Western world look like? Here are some solid suggestions.
When a church plateaus, it is time for renewal. What type of renewal does your church need?
Just saying thank you for all you do may not be nearly enough. But, here's why we appreciate you.
Before you begin using a new form of media for your church, read about which ones can be the most effective for you.
Honestly, which of these are you and your church clinging to?
Without question, there will be roadblocks for you in the process of carrying out Jesus' work. Here are some—and how to overcome them.
Have you ever been faced with a situation where you had to tell a volunteer that they couldn't serve in your children's ministry? How did you handle it?
How do you make worship a habit? How can we keep ourselves from simply running to Jesus whenever there's a tragedy and make it more 2nd nature every single day?
What characteristics do you see in long-term healthy pastorates, specifically from the perspective of the pastor?
What inspires you to keep growing as a musician? How do you keep it fresh?
Whether it's blatant sin or simple neglect, here are some life situations that can get pastors into real trouble.
Some churches experience roadblocks when it comes to hiring a new pastor. Here are some of them and why they are so frustrating.
Are we so concerned about how people view us that we'll never be accused of spending too much time with sinners?
Why does the media portray Christians in such a negative light? What are we doing to deserve such criticism?
How do you grow from your critics? How do you make sure the criticism doesn't consume you?
Many times, Jesus connected with people over a meal. Here are 4 reasons that method is effective.
Are you living in the past, or are you growing along with the members of your congregation?
Although it might be one of the most neglected ministries in the church, your singles ministry could be one of the most important. Here's why.
Here's why it's crucial for your church to offer small groups for its members.
Do you believe that you can effectively influence the world for Christ? Does your character include these qualities?
People who suffer from these conditions often consult pastors for advice, but are those pastors equipped to help? LifeWay Research explores the issue.
If you have difficulty focusing on the task at hand, here are some suggestions that might help you.