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
Here are some tips on how to bounce back to passionate preaching and leadership in the local church.
Here's why you should be asking more questions.
We must remind ourselves that the true reward is for our obedience not sacrifice or activity.
Have you taught these principles of discipleship to members of your congregation?
Have you experienced these feelings before? Here's how to overcome and press on in your work for the Lord.
Why potential is a dangerous attribute.
Staff conflict is almost inevitable, but how you handle it is the key to re-establishing harmony.
If you've ever doubted your calling to ministry, consider this thought from Rick Warren.
Doctors gave the man a less than 5 percent chance of normal brain function, but were shocked when this happened.
He claims the "Walking Dead" is not just a TV fantasy but a reality in the body of Christ. Is he wrong?
Why wouldn't your church want to implement this idea?
Read why General William Booth, founder of the Salvation Army, is quoted as saying that.
Here's the metric that matters most.
How can some Christians exude such cruelty and ignorance while simultaneously claiming to follow Jesus?
It might come as a bit of a surprise to you, but this is what Pastor Hal Seed thinks it should be about.
You can leave an eternal legacy when you share your testimony. Even pastors should do this regularly.
Ignoring poor performance leads to bigger problems.
If you are missing any of these four components, you may struggle in achieving all the momentum you desire or that God wants you to have.
Here's why your lead pastor should at least be at the head of the hiring committee when bringing in new employees.
When we don't physically see the resources to get the job done for Christ, we must look beyond our circumstances.
Trend spotting is a critical leadership skill.
What are some examples of ineffective senior-level leaders you've known? Which of these were lacking from his or her abilities?
When you step into the pulpit, remember Matthew 12:36, and how much more you will be held accountable as a teacher of The Word.
Most pastors have been nervous about delivering a sermon at one time or another. Here's what you should stay away from when in the pulpit.
How you live your life in your 20s, 30s and 40s matters. Take it from someone who has been there.
New responsibilities can cause us to lose focus.
Near the end of this month, the stakes will be high when the Supreme Court takes on this landmark issue. Here's why we should be on our knees in fervent prayer.
The question itself sounds ludicrous, but think read Isaiah 53:3 and think about it.
Frank Wright brings decades of leadership and communications experience to the broadcast ministry of the late D. James Kennedy.
Women of God, what will your role be in these tumultuous times? Will you cower or will you care?
Since 1984, Victory Manila in the Philippines has planted 60 churches. Joey Bonifacio, one of the pastors of Victory Manila, explains why the growth has been exponential.
Here's why you should drive decision authority deeper.
What churches do you know that establish expectations but do not always talk about accountability?
Ask yourself, as a shepherd, are you leading your sheep toward Christ or feeding leading them to the slaughter?
Why is church attendance on the decline if people believe that there's value in attending church?
Game-changing ideas are nurtured in organizational culture.
They are the ones who tithe and pay your salary. But how do you deal with these types of people?
Did you enjoy your Easter this way? If so, you're joining with your brothers and sisters around the world.
Forget about any expense that cannot be recovered and focus your decision making on what you can control in the future.
Recency and frequency are important benchmarks for training.
Have you experienced the positive reaction you're looking for when you make eye contact?
Does your to-do list feel long and heavy this week? How long has it been since you took your foot off the gas?
Rumors do their wicked work like termites, eating away at the foundation of trust. When faced with it, here's what you can do.
The choice of when to listen is not the critical question.
"Dr. Taylor was a theological giant who will be greatly missed."
When we examine Scripture about this subject, there is a somewhat surprising discovery.
Don Meyer, president of the University of Valley Forge, shares some insight of how Robert Schuller, who passed away last week, impacted his life and ministry.
Word choice and tone of voice create cause and effect.
Here's why having a church website, or church Facebook page or church anything is terribly ineffective if it isn't personal, human and relational.