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
Are you open to anything that God has for you?
Has God simply become a heavenly entity to lazily lean upon to do His work for you?
Here's why preaching that comes with the Holy Spirit's direction and anointing results in changed lives.
The younger generation wants to be a part of a church. But there are certain conditions—and rightfully so—that should be met.
Jesus could serve and delegate authority with confidence because He knew these three things.
If you think that your youth aren't interested in Jesus these days, think again.
If a project or event doesn't lead you to lost people, and the lost people to Jesus, do you still do it?
Pastor Jack Hayford explores what it is that makes our praise worshipful to God.
Jesus' 12 disciples were sent out into the world with specific instructions. Before you take to the pulpit of a church or to the streets, think about these six things.
What kind of worship service pleases God the most? It's the one with these characteristics.
More than anyone else, pastors need to make room in their days for time spent in God's presence.
Here are four assets single people offer to our ministries that married people can't.
Here are some proven methods to help you attract more volunteers and keep them.
Ministerial leaders can't fight the enemy effectively unless they're in the light—and the light is the Word of God.
Everybody experiences defeats in life. What do you do when disappointments come your way?
Would Jesus not preach against the sex-slave trade or child abuse today?
If you want to be successful in your ministry, there's one essential ingredient that you must begin with.
There are many misconceptions that a lot of people hold about Christians and wealth. Here are only a few.
If you want to help your church grow, do these 10 things.
Find out why the Modern English Version of the Bible is the newest weapon in the war on culture.
Everyone wants to be indispensable when it comes to their job. Here are seven ways to do that.
An Internet TV channel is within reach of anyone, including your church. But there are a few things you need to consider before launching one.
How can a pastor lead a flock in engaging the process of transformation? Here are some practical suggestions.
Find out why the Modern English Version of the Bible, due out this month, is not simply another new translation.
How the rise of the Christian Left has caused Scripture to be taken out of context and furthered the biblical distortion rampant among today's believers.
When was the last time you took inventory of where you and your staff's time and energy go each week?
You may be hurting or discouraged. But unless you consider these six factors, you may want to reconsider giving up on God's plan for you.
Here's one crucial element that can help you be the best you can be for the Lord and your students.
Do you empower the talented people of your congregation to utilize their gifts for the gospel of Christ?
Are these issues hindering your church's growth? If so, what are you doing about it?
Men want more than simply programs or to attend events at their local church. Here are some important things they look for.
Many pastors have become comfortable with today's technology, but there are some pitfalls.
If you sometimes have difficulties coming up with a good Sunday sermon, here are some suggestions to glean from.
Do you find yourself at times staying away from conducting sermons on the 'oldies but goodies' such as John 3:16 or the Golden Rule? Why?
Here's how the Bible instructs us to behave and how to present the gospel to non-believers.
What other things do successful churches do to reach others for the gospel? What would you add to this list?
Which of these easy-to-execute ideas will help you most in achieving God's mission for you?
If you're just starting out in ministry and trying to get a foothold, here are some suggestions to which you may want to pay heed.
Are you encouraging up-and-coming female leaders in your church? Are you raising them to positions of leadership?
Your weekly or monthly staff meetings don't have to be boring or drawn out. Here's how you can improve them to keep everybody's attention.
Do you have a vision for church growth? Are your current church systems and processes scalable to support a growing congregation?
Do you have a teachable spirit? Are you continually open to the things God has to show you?
How do you keep worship fresh for you personally and fresh for your congregation?
If you could write a letter to yourself 10 years ago, what would you say? What would you tell yourself to focus on or shy away from?
Is there a sense of hopelessness in your own leadership ability or an attitude of hopefulness and possibilities? Here are some characteristics of breakout pastors.
If God were on Twitter, here are some things you can trust that you would never see on His page.
No church building is perfect. Here are some problems that could crop up with your facility or when you're visiting another church.
Your obviously busy schedule aside, how much time are you spending in prayer each day?
It's at these particular times when a pastor needs to guard himself against attacks, whether they're intentional or not.