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
Experiencing pain in this life is a sure thing. Do preachers sometimes try to race past it for a forced, superficial and positive emotional release?
Have you thought about starting a new service? Here are some reasons why that could work.
Would you characterize your worship ministry as one of management or mentorship? Read the second of a series titled "Building Strong Worship Leaders."
Every leader needs mentors and models. Read Rick Warren’s take on how this type of relationship should develop.
Many things can be done to make your small group time more engaging. Here are a few.
People have real needs that can be met via social media. Find out why it’s a crucial tool for the church to reach the lost.
Bishop Joseph Mattera says that with every move of God, there are always extremes and/or misunderstandings. Find out what some of those are.
How would you react if things “simply didn’t work out for you” at your present church? Would you continue to hold your head high and believe for greater things?
Have you noticed a rapid decline in the number of church choirs? What happened to them?
Everyone, including pastors, needs rejuvenation every now and then. Find out why it’s not only a good idea, but also why LifeWay’s Thom Rainer says it should be mandatory.
Do you approach worship with a humble spirit, desiring to honor God? Is your worship biblical, meaningful and powerful?
Unbelievably, this has become problematic. Have you ever breached your integrity in this way?
Churches and pastors want their worship leaders to lead by example as worshippers. But how much are they investing in their worship teams and leaders to train and mentor them?
Has the Lord ever brought you into a new season of ministry? What season is your ministry in now?
Are you ready to see your children’s ministry transformed? Remember, everything rises and falls on leadership.
When a leader is driving, they are leading well. Find out why constant drive is so important.
If Jesus didn’t seek to be popular when He was on earth, why should you? If your Lord was a man of no reputation, why should you seek to salvage your own?
As any ministerial leader well knows, Satan will do anything to disrupt our lives and our ministries. Here are some regular deceptions of which to be aware.
Pastor, who do you confide in when you're having difficulties? Do you have an inner circle you can trust?
Here are three common misconceptions—common among pastors and other Christian leaders—that keep them from having a great ambition in life.
Satan and his demonic army are doing everything they can to take us down. Here are some tools to keep handy to fight them off.
Most times, it’s easy to see it coming. Do you adamantly avoid situations like these?
Attendance tithes and programs are well and good. But here are some biblical essentials every church needs to make an impact.
This article, Joe McKeever says, has nothing to do with ego. But there are things the pastor’s wife can do to make things easier on the pastor.
Do people take advantage of your laid-back attitude? Should you be a little bit firmer as a leader?
How do you handle it when a staff member wants to leave for another church? Here are a couple of options.
What are the best iPad apps for pastors? Here are a few suggestions for the technologically savvy ministerial leader.
Find out why older church leaders don’t need to think about retreating or retirement as much as they need to begin empowering younger leaders.
You say you don’t have enough volunteers for your ministry team? Here’s a surefire way to get some.
It’s not easy to bring enthusiastic volunteers into the fold at church. Here are some suggestions on how to attract them.
Do you and your church’s leaders walk in wisdom, seek counsel when you are stuck and learn from your mistakes? Those characteristics are crucial when putting people in charge.
Satan’s favorite way to destroy a church is to create dissension. Here are some things you can do as a pastor to diffuse certain situations.
If you think small churches can’t be run efficiently, think again. Here are some examples.
What are your perspectives on these issues of contention? What else would you add?
Have you experienced some of these emotions lately? Have you sought help from anyone to deal with them?
Why are pastors no longer held in high esteem? What is behind the precipitous drop in favorable ratings almost every year?
As a pastor, how do you know when it’s OK to say no or wait? Here are some suggestions on how to budget your time and energy.
Jesus called it abundant life. But what does "more" look like, and how must we pursue it?
Find out why Bishop Joseph Mattera says evangelical pastors should reject the Roman Catholic template of the kingdom.
God-inspired preaching bears legitimate fruit. But author Doug Stringer says if the church is degenerate and worldly, those in the pulpit are to blame.
It’s a new year. Will your church make an intentional plan to reach new people for Christ by establishing new small groups?
Do you know the strength of your network? Do you know the depth of its traction?
Find out how this dynamic works in the local church.
Pastoring is the greatest privilege to which a human could be called. Are you up to the challenge?
Young pastors are bound to stumble along the way. Here are some words of encouragement they might need along the journey.
Here's how to avoid being the next casualty of moral failures among leaders.
How do you keep your church volunteers fresh and enthusiastic? Here are some suggestions.
Do you sometimes fall into these ways, or do you encourage God's people to love His Word more and to make full use of it during the week?
How’s your passion level for Christ these days? Do you need a fresh spark of enthusiasm?