Less Swagger, More Humility
by Jonathan Herron on May 27th, 2022
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The Three Struggles of Pastors
by Jonathan Herron on May 25th, 2022
THE THREE STRUGGLES OF PASTORS- by Chad Graves -In the last week I have had meetings with multiple pastors. It has been a reminder and an eye-opener. Pastors all over the country are dealing with intense stress. Recently, 3 different churches asked me if I knew of anyone I would recommend as a possible candidate for them. Many churches are without pastors. I will repost something I worked on a cou...  Read More
Sermon on the Dugout
by Jonathan Herron on May 20th, 2022
Sunday morning's event is free and open to publicby Jon Becker, for the Midland Daily News  |  May 19, 2022 MIDLAND — Baseball, hot dogs, apple pie and … church? Yes, you read that right. America’s pastime is not normally associated with passionate preaching, live bands and a worship service, but that’s exactly what’s going on Sunday, May 22 at Dow Diamond.Life Church, a Great Lakes Loons 2022 par...  Read More
How to Quickly Reach People Far From God
by Jonathan Herron on May 17th, 2022
I’m not concerned about being criticized for taking risks to reach people far from God.  I’m concerned about not being criticized. Recently I was invited to teach a breakout session at a conference in Chicago based on my book, Holy Shift.  The topic was so popular among church leaders that we ran out of seats!I had fun sharing my journey in comedy and ministry, the unique story God is writing at L...  Read More
What It Takes to Build Something Great
by Jonathan Herron on May 15th, 2022
Are you ready to climb the mountain again? Maybe you've set goals for yourself or your business. Maybe you've decided to take a risk. Whatever it may be, I know this much to be true: with a little hard work and consistency, anyone has the ability to build something good. But what does it take to build something GREAT? 1. A PACE THAT WILL LAST A LONG TIMEI recently heard this quote about money that...  Read More
Keeping It R.E.A.L.
by Jonathan Herron on May 12th, 2022
KEEPING IT R.E.A.L.I recently learned this acronym from a leader I’ve looked up to for as long as I can remember.  He says that everything he does, he does through the lens of R.E.A.L. It stands for Relationship, Equipping, Attitude, and Leadership. Let’s explore how to lead and live life through this lens.R - RelationshipVALUE YOUR RELATIONSHIPSAll of life flows from relationships. You can’t do l...  Read More
Inside the Doctoral Process
by Jonathan Herron on May 10th, 2022
A video-blog on my doctoral journey thus far....  Read More
Improvise Adapt Overcome
by Jonathan Herron on May 3rd, 2022
Marines get stuff done.They face impossible missions yet always prevail. 2 Timothy 2:1-6 tells leaders to think like a Marine. During a recent Leadership Coaching Session, I shared 8 Leadership Lessons from the Marine Corp: Common Sense Principles for Success.I hope these 8 Leadership Lessons encourage you and your team to fearlessly lead your church to grow!...  Read More
Easter Egg Helicopter Drop
by Jonathan Herron on April 21st, 2022
We had a BLAST throwing this free, fun family event last weekend at Life Church!Over the years, we've discovered that this annual event not only brings people together and builds trust with our community, but also it serves as a faith catalyst for many households. Your church can throw a huge, free party for families that will:● Get them on your campus for the first time● Allow guests to have fun ...  Read More
4 Things We Owe Our Team
by Jonathan Herron on April 20th, 2022
We often think about what our team owes us -- what we expect from them.But there are four things we owe them, as well:1) GRACE: Not expecting them to be perfect.2) HONESTY: Shooting straight and being transparent.3) PROPER PLACEMENT: A place where they can thrive.4) PRAYER: This opens our hearts to them and provides wisdom and insight to love them....  Read More
3 Ways to Become an Inspirational Leader
by Jonathan Herron on April 19th, 2022
Are you an inspirational leader? There are three steps you can take right now to become more inspirational:  #1 = Lead with the why People need to know the purpose behind the work. Particularly over the past few years, team members have determined that they want to give their lives to something that matters. #2 = Celebrate progressLook back. Make sure everyone on the team knows that you see what t...  Read More
Loving the Dying
by Jonathan Herron on April 9th, 2022
Recently I started serving as a Hospice Chaplain in addition to serving at Life Church. With my ADHD, choosing to do chaplaincy visitations is not my strongest gifting. It’s part of a huge shift I’ve intentionally made in my life and leadership.My reasons for serving the terminally ill and dying in this way is two-fold. The first reason is because I have felt deeply challenged by Bob Goff to live ...  Read More