Tune In
by Jonathan Herron on July 5th, 2022
I will be a live guest on Daily Faith TV next Tuesday, July 12th at 11am EST.  I'll be sharing about what God is doing at the church I love plus talking a bit about my book, Holy Shift.  Hope you can tune in and watch live!...  Read More
The Five Enemies of Unity
by Jonathan Herron on June 21st, 2022
I am currently deep into the process of my doctoral studies through Rawlings School of Divinity at Liberty University.  My experience thus far has been fantastic and I have learned so much not only about my cognate of Evangelism & Church Planting, but more importantly I've learned so much about myself.The focus now in this later track of my cognate is to complete 4 research projects that become pa...  Read More
Funeral Thoughts
by Jonathan Herron on June 21st, 2022
Today I officiated the funeral of a 27-yr-old and her unborn son. Life is so fragile and short. Hug, don’t hate. Choose grace over gossip. God doesn’t bless grudges, He blesses when we try to reconcile together.  Isaiah 40....  Read More
How To Make Your Vision a Reality in 3 Easy Steps
by Jonathan Herron on June 6th, 2022
PRAYERPray for God to give you a white-hot vision; a picture of what the future COULD be and SHOULD be.PLANWrite out a plan from Point A to Point B to Point C of all the steps required to make your vision a reality.PERSPIREThen, move the plan forward by taking action! Do not allow PRAYER to become an EXCUSE for INACTIVITY.  If God has called you to it, He will bring you through it.Remember these 3...  Read More
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