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
If doubts and questions about God's will for healing arise in your heart and mind, it's time to find out the real truth here.
Would you really continue to pay someone who exhibited these characteristics?
Remember, communication is not automatic. Just because someone hears you say something doesn't mean they're really listening.
Even Jesus was not above submitting once in a while. Preachers shouldn't be, either.
Strong leaders are learners.
The greatest risk in our churches is not trying and failing; it is succeeding in what we have not been called to do.
Don't assume any specific historical trajectory of good or evil is fixed and unchangeable. God evidently loves to do his surprising work in hard and unlikely times.
A pastor who refuses to preach about hell is doing his congregation a huge disservice.
This is the greatest decision-making tool for leadership.
The most important thing the church can do to protect religious liberty and freedom of conscience is to hold to the gospel itself.
Are you paying attention to God when He speaks to you?
What are the specific areas where a pastor sees such limitations?
Does your pride keep you from seeing your pride?
See if these ideas might help your church step up its friendliness.
The best worship leaders are immersed in Jesus.
Ask the members of your church, "Is anybody going to be in heaven because of you?"
Leadership training is a process, not an event.
Look for these three things. If the word is contrary to them, be leery.
What bottlenecks of leadership have you seen?
Do you identify with any of these? What can you do to overcome them?
"First who, then what"
It's tempting for many to believe what the world is saying about the Christian church, especially in these specific areas. Here's why discernment for the believer is crucial.
Engaging the short attention span of teenagers (and even adults) is not easy. Check out these suggestions as to how to keep them riveted.
Would it be an unequal yoke for one called into the ministry to be wed to a Christian who resents his calling and resists the demands that this life has?
When we don't know what to do, we'll do anything.
There are many economic blazes around the world ready to explode.
Would you add anything to this list?
The Florida Family Policy Council has set up a 14-city seminar tour to help you shield your ministry from legal attack by sexual orientation and gender-identity lawsuits.
Leaders must demonstrate and cultivate resilience.
How well does your church do in these areas?
Here's why we must not take it for granted, nor the opportunity to make a difference for others.
It is unlikely that one experiences the rewards of leadership without also knowing pain.
Weak leaders care more about control than results.
These are as relevant today as when they were written 2,700 years ago.
Here's why true revival won't come about until this happens.
This is a delicate issue, but there are tactful ways to go about it.
Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.
What do you do when you feel like can't hear from God?
God has created a favorable opportunity for His children to help each other. It's up to us to recognize and execute it.
Sometimes, finding volunteers feels like searching for a needle in a haystack.
Don't allow anyone to convince you that little things don't matter.
Prophetic dreams show hard times coming between now and January. How do you discern this word?
Not that there is anything inherently wrong with a congregation of senior adults, but here's how that kind of church can reach younger families.
If you don't possess these characteristics, you might be in the wrong business.
The development of competency is a perpetual state.
The Bible is replete with examples of God's faithfulness in difficult or even impossible situations. Our faith could be tested again soon.
How can the small groups in your church become the effective evangelism tools that God wants them to become?
What other blessings have you discovered during your Christian walk?
Effective leaders monitor levels of intensity.