If Your Church is Drifting and Stuck, Should You Try to Change From Within?

How frustrated support staff should navigate in a visionless church

What do you do if you’re a frustrated support staff member of a visionless church?  Do you try to change things from within?  I was asked this very question recently and here is how I answered: Hi Jonathan, I was at the Youth Workers Retreat that you spoke at last weekend, and I had a […]

If You’re Being Criticized – Congrats! – You Are A Leader

"Let the name of George Whitefield perish so long as Christ is exalted."

Close friend to John Wesley and co-leader of the great revival of the 1700’s, George Whitefield had an ability to preach that drew tremendous crowds.  One sermon in London’s Hyde Park was attended by eighty thousand people. Yet as stunning as his success was, equally stunning was the opposition that arose against him.  He wrote […]

Saturday Night Live + How to Fight Your Fear of Rejection

The Secrets All Comedians Harbor


The New York Times had a fantastic article recently that focused on the auditioning process for Saturday Night Live: ‘The God of SNL Will See You Now.’  What I found most striking were the similar fears that comedians and leaders must fight through to get to the next level. “I was sitting there with Lorne’s assistant […]

VIDEO: Chris Farley, Middle East Travels, and Living a Life of Purpose

My message from this past Sunday at Heritage Church


It was a privilege to speak at all five services this past Sunday at Heritage Church in Sterling Heights, Michigan (and via video to their Imlay City Campus). Our family attended Heritage Church for nearly a year in 2011-2012 as we were putting the pieces together for launching Life Church Michigan. I have a deep love […]

Announcing My New Book

Holy Shift releases nationwide this October


Comedy clubs are thriving while pews are sadly empty.  Although young adults are more spiritually-attuned than past generations, Millennials will rarely darken a church door. It doesn’t have to be this way.  Today’s church leaders need a Holy Shift. I am excited to announce that my new book will be releasing nationwide October 4th! Revealing the […]

Cover Bands Don’t Change The World

Sunday Reflex - 07.24.16


I am loving our current summer series and learning how to unleash our unique identities in a world full of copycats!  Week One audio can be found here.  Week Two message notes are below! Idols are anything that are inflated above God in your life: things, relationships, status, pride, etc. You don’t really know what your […]

We’re Hiring!

Life Church Michigan seeking Administrative Pastor


Life Church strives to do whatever it takes to reach more people far from God throughout the Great Lakes Bay Region. No Reserves, No Retreats, No Regrets. With that in mind, we are undertaking a nationwide search for our new Administrative Pastor! Quick Highlights Does championing systems fill your tank? Are you the kind of […]

Introducing Tim Nugent

Life Church Michigan's NEW Worship Arts Director


Our three-year-old church start-up has been blessed with some fantastic worship leaders in our short history.  Every one of them helped take us to the next level as God has seen fit to grow our church body rapidly in a short amount of time. We’ve been working diligently yet quietly behind the scenes searching nationwide […]