Posts with the category “improv-comedy”
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...
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!...
Beating Creativity Constipation
by Jonathan Herron on January 27th, 2022
Leaders and comedians share the same struggle: Creativity Constipation.You know that great idea is in your noggin' somewhere, but it just isn't coming out.Dry seasons happen; the inspiration is quenched and decisions become tougher to make.I remember talking with my improv teacher Mick Napier (pictured above) back in my Chicago comedy days about what to do when you don't know what to do. Mick gav...
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...
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...