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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
Social media is nothing new, but there are still some churches out there that haven't grasped how effective it can be.
Without any fanfare, these churches have hit on something big to bring people to Jesus.
Here's a short list of questions that every preacher—and church head—should be asking themselves.
Here are 6 radical steps to answering 'yes' to that question.
Pastors, what are some boundaries you have placed on your time, life and career to protect your health, life and marriage? Is this something you struggle with?
Here are some critical things that must be included in groups that are designed to make followers of Jesus.
Here's why pastors must always be wary of the temptation to manipulate people, whether intentionally or not.
Here's how some churches use nontraditional methods to expand their reach.
What is your strategy for getting first-time guest families to return?
Here's how Alpha USA engages millennials with life's biggest questions.
If you find yourself falling into that category, what can you do to change your circumstances? How can you confront your fears head-on?
Church revitalization is certainly possible in America. Are you and your staff willing to take a look in the mirror and do what it takes for that to happen?
Are you missing an opportunity for ministry in your church parking lot for various reasons? What can you do about it?
In the ministerial world, vacations are much deserved. But, what are the objectives for a vacation for pastors?
Do you truly want to see real transformation in the lives of your congregation members? You can't go wrong when you do this.
Are you prepared mentally and financially to make the kind of commitment that is necessary to create a successful media ministry?
Do you have students that have simply learned to serve like Jesus? Are you teaching them to do that?
Many people believe that pastors have an affinity for talking about money in their sermons. Brandon Cox says the opposite is true, and that it's a necessity for individuals. Here's why.
How do you handle it when an 'off-pitch housewife' demands to sing with your praise team?
What communities are available to the single members of your congregation? How can you improve?
Some pastors think they have a gift for teaching the Bible from a practical perspective. Phil Cooke explores why the Bible may be the least practical book ever written.
The recent International Christian Retail Show in Atlanta featured a discussion with prominent ministerial leaders about ways to attract millennials to church.
Leaders are held to a certain standard when it comes to character. Here are some traits that can hurt public confidence in a leader.
Most everyone, especially leaders, can benefit from constructive criticism. But there are some critics people can simply ignore.
A pastor's salary can be a source of contention for a church's congregation and its pastor. Here's why.
Want to know how to keep the attention of your congregation when you're preaching? Here's some suggestions.
Here are some spiritual and life guidelines that can help youth ministers or pastors be all they can be. What would you add to the list?
If you are a ministerial leader and you have not been to Israel, here are some great reasons why you should plan a trip soon.
Pastor Ron Edmondson knows he can't speak for our Creator, but here are some messages that God might send out—if He were on Twitter.
Would Jesus not preach against the sex-slave trade or the abuse of children today? Bishop Joseph Mattera wants to know: So, why aren't you?
Here's why some churches simply talk the talk but don't walk the walk.
What is the difference between a good leader and a great leader? Here's how to make the distinction.
Here are some suggestions that can help ministerial leaders grow as communicators.
What does your website say about your church? Is there intentionality reflected in your site?
Pastors don't generally stay long at one church. What are your observations about pastoral tenure?
How do you introduce new songs into your worship services? Here are some suggestions.
Ministry is a marathon, not a sprint. Here's some advice as to how your children's ministry can stay successful for the long term.
How can a lead pastor handle sermon preparation while also juggling other pastoral responsibilities, like counseling and administration? Pastor Mark Driscoll has some advice for a reader on just that question.
When you preach on a certain subject, does your congregation simply listen or do they experience the text? Do you move your congregation to experience the implications of the text?
Every employee wants to feel needed. Here are some things youth leaders can do to make themselves more attractive as a worker when jobs are on the line.
Nothing will scare visitors away from your church faster than these super-spiritual flakes.
How is your church or campus ministry doing in these three aspects? Where are you strong and where do you need an upgrade?
To be honest, do you lump your students together or do you relate to them on an individual basis?
Does your church serve up a watered-down gospel or does it go the other way and make Jesus' message complicated? Here's how to avoid both scenarios.
Some churches preach false doctrines, but this one, says veteran pastor Joe McKeever, is 'about as big as they come.'
What do you do when the weight of ministry is so heavy that you feel like quitting?
Planting a church is a challenging adventure. Here are some things to keep in mind during the process.
But how can a pastor keep the pace in the marathon of ministry without burning out? Here are some suggestions to help you be more efficient.
Internationally known author and speaker Doug Stringer says future leaders need more than simply words. They need to see a revival of character and authenticity and a renewed passion and pursuit for God's presence.