5 Reasons Church Planting Will Ruin Your Life
by Jonathan Herron on August 7th, 2022
Thinking of starting a new church from scratch?Got the itch to "graduate" from leading the youth group to becoming the lead pastor of your own thing?Sure, church planting looks hot and sexy on Instagram, but take it from me, there are 5 Reasons Church Planting Will Ruin Your Life... You will never have all the resources you used to have at your cushy, all-expenses-paid, endowed former established ...  Read More
Building a Stronger Team By Thinking Like a Comedian
by Jonathan Herron on August 4th, 2022
"You know what intimacy is? It's into-me-you-see.” - Martin de Maat The original pioneers of improv-comedy in the 1950s included now-famous names like Alan ArkinMike Nichols, and a very young Joan Rivers. A famous story from the annals of Second City recounts how Rivers was once on stage and asked for an audience suggestion for a scene. When "marriage" was shouted back, Joan initiated the scene ...  Read More
Micky Dolenz Celebrates The Monkees
by Jonathan Herron on August 1st, 2022
This past April, I won a pair of concert tickets to see Micky Dolenz Celebrates The Monkees.  I promptly asked my Mom to be my date for the evening in Akron, Ohio.Life got in the way and I never got around to sharing this concert review.So with my apologies, here is what transpired. I have attended TEN concerts with either the full Monkees playing or solo concerts from the likes of Davy Jones and ...  Read More
Running a Rescue Shop Within a Yard of Hell
by Jonathan Herron on July 29th, 2022
"Some want to live within the sound of church or chapel bellI want to run a rescue shop within a yard of hell."  (C. T. Studd)To live within the sound of church or chapel bell was not enough for Charles Thomas (C.T.)Studd, (1860-1931), an English missionary to China, India, and Africa. C. T. Studd was born into privilege and wealth, but God had other plans for his life. His father, Edward, was con...  Read More
The President and My Grandpa
by Jonathan Herron on July 25th, 2022
14 years ago today, my Grandfather spent 5 minutes one-on-one with then-President George W. Bush.  Set aside your politics for a moment, because this is just a neat, purely American story about my Grandpa Storey.My Grandpa Roy Storey didn't take his freedom for granted.  He sacrificed a lot to immigrate to the U.S. from India with our family in the 1950's.14 years ago today, this elderly man who c...  Read More
No Reserves, No Retreats, No Regrets
by Jonathan Herron on July 16th, 2022
One of my heroes of the faith is the little-known missionary William Borden. William Borden’s funeral took place at The Moody Church in Chicago.During my college years, I discovered the beauty of the gospel while attending The Moody Church.Here's something my team filmed a few years back on location....  Read More
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