As I write this, we are approaching spring on the calendar, but today is a cold day that follows two warm, very nice days. A couple weeks ago we had 17 inches of snow on the ground. A couple days ago I was able to run outside in shorts […] Continue Reading…
Much of what a leader does can seem unproductive at times.
For someone wired for production — progress — checklist completion — even wasted.
I’ll admit, even though I know this in my leadership knowledge, I have to discipline myself to practice them sometimes.
Yet, every good leader I know specializes in […] Continue Reading…
Pastor, there are some things your church can’t do for you.
They simply can’t.
Please understand. I love the church. Greatly. I’m a local church guy. But, they simply can’t do these things for you.
And, if you think they can, or you leave it up to them to do these things, […] Continue Reading…
I meet with young church planters frequently. I hope that continues. We had great experiences in two successful church plants and it’s certainly in my heart. Currently we are working to plant churches in Chicago. I love the energy of planting. We need lots of new churches.
In this […] Continue Reading…
In the series Love Helps, I shared a message about the importance of actions building oneness.
I shared four actions to help build oneness:
Be fully present.
Control your calendar.
Guard against interruptions.
Make intentional investments in relationships.
Love Helps – Actions from ron edmondson on Vimeo.
What fosters an attitude of team spirit in an organization? Here are few thoughts.
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Tom Cheyney and I will be hosting a pre-conference Revitalization lab at Exponential East this year entitled: Finding New Life for an Old Church. Tom and I were talking recently and we both agreed — we are surprised more pastors are not considering revitalization. In addition to church planting, […] Continue Reading…
Easter. It’s a time of year when churches have an opportunity second only to Christmas in attracting visitors. Hopefully all of God’s churches will be packed Easter Sunday. That’s my prayer.
We’ve had months of praying, planning and preparing. We’ve done all we can do, but God is ultimately in […] Continue Reading…
How does a once good marriage slip away?
I get asked that question when it becomes public that a marriage everyone thought was rock solid falls apart.
As the song goes — It’s a slow fade. A good marriage doesn’t deteriorate overnight. It diminishes gradually.
There are probably lots of reasons. There […] Continue Reading…
I’ve been called the list guy.
I’m sure there are at least 7 reasons why.
Most of the time that’s not a bad thing. Sometimes I’m sure it is. One guy wrote recently — “What’s with all the lists? Don’t you know how to write without them?”
Whatever! But, I’m […] Continue Reading…