Posts with the category “fearless-leadership”

Fighting Your Fears Through Laughter
by Jonathan Herron on January 19th, 2022
The late Dr. Martin de Maat had a profound impact on my life (I wrote about that here). He was not only my professor and mentor, he was a close friend (Martin was even one of my wedding groomsmen!). Dr. de Maat taught me so much not only about improvisational-comedy, but more importantly about the joy of doing life together:"What happens... in being with each other in acceptance and Yes And-ing ea...  Read More
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Leading Through Change - When Staff Members and Church Members Leave
by Jonathan Herron on January 15th, 2022
Notes from Dale O’Shields’ presentation: Leading Through Change -- When Staff and Members Leave. Staffing is a Key Decision1 Timothy 5: “Do not lay hands on a man suddenly.” Any staff hire is a very important, sobering decision. Be slow to hire.You want to hire someone who is focused on the TOWEL, not the TITLE. You are here to SERVE.2. Have a Process in Place for Evaluating Staff and Key Voluntee...  Read More
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It's Time to Strip
by Jonathan Herron on May 15th, 2020
My friend Bob Goff just said something to me over the phone that absolutely challenged me to the core:“Take some time to look at the rules you’ve made for yourself and start stripping away your limiting beliefs!”Wow.We are all waking up to a new and different world.Instead of fearing the future and being paralyzed by the unknown, what if we instead embraced this forced sabbatical and made positive...  Read More
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Make It Happen
by Jonathan Herron on May 15th, 2020
There are moments in life where you can't overthink your reaction.  All you can do is pivot and make it happen.Take for instance the adoption of our youngest: Alysia Hope.Adoption wasn't even on our minds. We thought our family was complete with four kiddo's and a wiener dog to boot.Isn't it funny how life interrupts our perfectly-laid plans?That's when we got the phone call out of the blue: The b...  Read More
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5 Questions to Ask If Your Church Feels Stuck
by Jonathan Herron on October 23rd, 2019
Churches get stuck all the time.Too often we can find ourselves doing ministry out of memory.For what it's worth, here are 5 Important Questions for Fearless Leaders to ask... 400 years ago Protestants fled England and came to the New World to set up churches... for themselves.  If your church is insider-focused, it's because of our Pilgrim heritage!Ignite your passion for what ignites God's heart...  Read More
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Laughter + Love: The Secret Sauce of 21st Century Church Leadership
by Jonathan Herron on October 22nd, 2019
I had a BLAST sharing about what God is doing at the church I love, partying with Chris Farley, PLUS how EXCITED I was to open for LEE STROBEL at the Outreach Summit! Jonathan Herron is the Founding and Teaching Pastor of Life Church Michigan, the 11th Fastest Growing Church in America (Outreach Magazine, 2019). Jonathan says the two main ingredients to church leadership in the 21st century are la...  Read More
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