Posts with the category “integrity”

Less Swagger, More Humility
by Jonathan Herron on May 27th, 2022
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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
Dealing with Religious Rock-Throwers
by Jonathan Herron on April 5th, 2022
I hopped on the treadmill and fired up my iPad to catch up on the day's headlines. I wasn’t prepared for the news from The Washington Post: Billy Graham’s grandson steps down from Florida megachurch after admitting an affair. My heart dropped and I felt deep compassion for the family.If your first response to someone’s failure isn’t forgiveness, then you have missed the gospel. Nobody is perfect. ...  Read More
What is the Cause of Church Splits?
by Jonathan Herron on January 30th, 2022
Nobody enjoys a car wreck, but we all inevitably slow down in traffic to peer out the window as we drive by, attempting to ascertain what happened and to (hopefully) learn something that will prevent such a tragedy from happening to us.With over 20 years of full-time ministry under my belt (plus another 20+ as a pastor's kid), I've seen my share of ugly wrecks in church world.  I'm sure you've als...  Read More
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