Posts with the category “life-church”

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
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
Our Core Values
by Jonathan Herron on February 9th, 2022
Core Values are important in any organization as they articulate the kind of organization we dream of becoming.Putting into words the culture you are seeking to model into existence is hard work.During my recent doctoral studies, I've been refreshing Life Church's Core Values for the journey ahead.  For what it's worth, here are our Core Values, Version 2.0... We Are United Under One VisionTo reac...  Read More
Being In Christ
by Jonathan Herron on January 12th, 2022
"The great difference between present-day Christianity and that of which we read in these letters is that to us it is primarily a performance, to them it was a real experience.  We are apt to reduce the Christian religion to a code, or at best a rule of heart and life.  To these men it is quite plainly the invasion of their lives by a new quality of life altogether.  They do not hesitate to descri...  Read More
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