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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One Day We Will Read Death's Obituary
by Jonathan Herron on May 15th, 2020
Three of my children are African-American.Before they entered my life, I did not fully understand.Now when I see the news, their faces always flash through my mind.It could be MY son or MY daughter.It's personal.None of us with white skin have pain because of our skin color.My friends with different skin have stories. If you don’t know this get to know some folks.Race conversations are uncomfortab...  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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3 Thoughts on Jarrid Wilson's Passing, Mental Health + Depression + Suicide
by Jonathan Herron on September 11th, 2019
1. You Matter2. Depression Sucks (I should know, I have it).3. NOTHING can separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus (see Romans 8:31-39)!///Church Leaders: You don't have to lead alone.Join the Fearless Leaders Network for pure laughter, raw encouragement, and fresh strategies for leading your church fearlessly.///I would be honored to connect with you:Instagram.com/highfivejontwit...  Read More
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