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
Find out how the National Institute of Christian Leadership, under the guidance of Dr. Mark Rutland, has become a solid tool for pastors and ministry leaders.
What would happen if you went into your neighborhood or your home and really started treating people just like Jesus did? What if you were unshocked by mud and motivated by mercy?
Do you ever feel you are in over your head? What can you do to fix the situation?
In the first of a six-part series, LifeWay Research takes a look at how churches have turned a corner with the help of the Transformational Church Assessment Tool.
How are salaries determined for ministry leaders in your church?
Jesus obviously did it the right way. Shouldn't we follow His example?
What has been your experience regarding negative pastoral departures? What do you think of these five circumstances?
Have you resisted complacency in your church? How can you avoid it?
Understanding how emotions can work for you or against you is key to becoming a healthy leader and cultivating a healthy culture on your team.
Do you have any responsibility in regards to biblical stewardship in the lives of your congregation members?
Instead of becoming bitter and unproductive, here's another way to react to such a boss.
Is your church providing an informal atmosphere for people connect with others to talk about life and to help them heal from life's hurts?
What are we doing right with these students, and what are we doing wrong with those who don't fall into this category?
Isn't the most important role of the church in today's society to strengthen the nuclear family in our congregations and to empower parents to train their children with a biblical worldview?
Are we keeping our love for people alive, even in an age when rejecting Jesus is the cultural thing to do?
Has a Saul come between you and another member of your staff? Is it because of the way you see yourself?
There is a lot of talk among pastors and leaders about the need for churches to be multiethnic and multicultural. But why is it not often accomplished?
Is it a good thing that churches are trying to be culturally relevant these days?
Are you wise enough to walk beside the next generation of leaders, loving them, praying for them and guiding them as needed?
What is your perspective regarding pastors and office hours? What should be the expectations of the church members about their schedules?
What do you do to maintain your zeal as a worshipper? How do you keep your heart on fire? Are we missing the point with our passionate worship?
You may think that some of the things that come to your mind during a service are true. Why are you allowing the enemy to deceive you when the Lord says you are already victorious?
Just because you have failed doesn't mean you're a failure. What valuable lessons have your past failures taught you?
Does a church have to compromise its theology to grow larger?
It's a simplistic idea, but here is the secret to hanging around for the long haul.
While these aren't foolproof, here are some things to look for in the church in 2015.
Do you die every day to yourself, as it says in 1 Corinthians 15:31? How often do you humble yourself before the Lord?
Have we gotten so caught up in the pleasures of our worldly lusts that our devotion to Christ has been compromised? Are we deaf to the Holy Spirit's conviction?
While visible banners might bring folks into the church for a service, it's more important for a church to do this to promote itself as a great place to worship.
Here's why an Orthodox Jew relishes his friendships with Christians.
Do you practice the skill of attentiveness, or do you lose the trust of the people you long to engage?
Is your youth ministry healthy and built to last, or will it collapse the minute you're gone?
Is it simply not better to stop worrying, pray about everything, give thanks and focusing on the right things?
With Thanksgiving upon us and Christmas coming soon, find out how many American families are turning to church-run food pantries for help.
Simple education can help change attitudes for the better toward the Jewish people.
Are these some things of which you've convinced yourself? How can you remedy the situation?
Could there be similarities between the Nazis' German Christians in the 1930-40s and part of today's American church?
Here's why your prayers for Jerusalem will bless both Jews and Gentiles.
Students and millennials are vital parts of the body of Christ. Are we as leaders who are called to shepherd this generation and raise them up properly tapping the potential of this generation?
If the electricity went off during your church service, would there still be power in the room?
Amidst all the world's anti-Semitism, God is holding true to His promise to regather His people from the four corners of the earth.
There are many signs of abusive leadership, which can relate to leadership in the family, church, business, politics or any organization.
There are those who believe they are helping when they impart the following to you. But the best advice obviously is to obey the Holy Spirit.
Once thought of as a major threat to Israeli life, Messianic Jewish ministries are now being recognized as Jewish-friendly.
In the second of a two-part series, Rick Warren continues the exploration of how to build cohesiveness in your church.
Do some of these things prevent your church from having a meaningful worship service?
When Palestinian Christians understand God's love and mercy for Israel, they will experience it for themselves at new levels.
What would a sabbatical mean for your ministry? Have you ever thought of discussing it with your congregation's leaders?
The weight of responsibility can be overwhelming at times for senior leaders, but it comes with the position. Here are some things that are simply expected from them.