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
These traits are not necessarily the same as the biblical qualifications of a pastor. They simply set them apart from most other pastors.
These conditions must be present for your ministry to thrive in God's eyes. No exceptions.
These two categories may just surprise you.
If employees are unhappy, is guest satisfaction even possible?
Here's how a junior high student showed me why decision-making is crucial in ministry.
Without question, there are certain standards and a level of accountability to which youth groups and youth leaders should be held.
With the decline of the culture, the younger generation longs for—and needs—stronger leadership in the church.
Here's why it is a good idea for pastors of larger churches not to pull away from ministers of smaller congregations in their own city.
Servant leaders tend to appear more open and transparent because the leader's focus is on serving others rather than self.
We must always remember that the gifts God has given you were given for His glory. So, if the Lord is calling you as a leader, here are some things you should do to prepare.
A February 2015 study by LifeWay Research revealed some very interesting statistics.
Author and friend R.T. Kendall eulogizes the life of prophetic minister John Paul Jackson, who passed away in February from cancer.
The first decision we will make today is "what matters most."
The next generation of Christian leaders faces an uphill challenge from toxic elements inside and growing hostility outside the church.
If you don't, you might want to look into it, for the spiritual and mental health of your pastor and your congregation.
The fact that he's one of the millennial generation gives 34-year-old Jonathan Stockstill an advantage in reaching the younger crowd. What are they doing at Bethany Church to attract them?
Conformity can give us comfort, but can creativity brew in a cocoon?
Fear is a huge hindrance to the Kingdom of God, especially when it comes from leadership.
People watch leaders, especially how they transition in response to tragedy or the normal course of ministry seasons.
Do these character traits apply to your church's worship leader? Shouldn't they, without question or compromise?
Here are five powerful tips for conducting deep interviews to assess character.
When a church splits, there is no winner. And sometimes, it results in great damage to many involved.
Pastor Shane Idleman looks at how leaders can limit the Holy Spirit instead of releasing Him into the lives of their congregations.
Between your plans, programs and strategies, do you think you can squeeze the Holy Spirit into your day?
Become more intentional about creating memories.
In the second of a two-part series, Joe McKeever looks at the underlying meaning of a few Scriptures that some may not get.
Some may think it's a device from Satan itself, but social media is here to stay. Here's how church leaders should take advantage of it.
Jackson Wu, who teaches theology and missiology in a seminary for Chinese church leaders, shares about how evangelism can happen in these types of societies throughout the world.
A culture of fear blocks thinkers.
Preaching God's Word has its obvious rewards. It also has its drawbacks.
As the leader, what concerns you the most about your church's children's ministry?
Church planting isn't for the faint of heart. Raising funds for a new church makes it even more difficult.
Comparative statements can freeze staff activity.
Here's why pride in leadership can be very dangerous.
As ministers of the gospel, it is our job to ensure that our flocks are equipped to survive, prosper and honor the King in the current economic environment.
Children need a great spiritual foundation. Shouldn't we be giving them that in our churches instead of simply babysitting?
Try this two-word battle cry for focused leadership.
If you're the shepherd of your flock, these are 10 traps to avoid.
As a pastor, you've probably heard these before, but doesn't it still sting when you hear them?
Are you continuing to move forward in your primary calling, or have you taken a detour?
How much do you really know about the community you serve? Here are some suggestions on how to explore the subject.
Before and after he takes to the friendly skies, Bryan Hayden delivers the gospel to the masses at airshows across the country with his Open Throttle Ministries.
From Paul and Silas' 'midnight concert' to the women who supported Jesus and the disciples, these are good stories that aren't told as much as others.
Here are some queries every church leader should wrestle with.
The founder and senior pastor of Cornerstone Baptist Church in Arlington, Texas, encourages the black church to fervently seek God's face for revival and restoration.
If you think putting your trust in rituals, rules, a religion or reputation will earn you points with God, think again.
What inspires you? What is your passion?
Change is very hard sometimes. And that's what makes change difficult to lead. But here's how you can.
In the fifth of a series of six articles, the founder of the Master's Touch Ministries Global discusses the black church's huge role in missions and spreading the gospel worldwide.