I am a pastor diagnosed with Depression and ADHD… and it’s a gift to me

I’ve always dealt with mood swings throughout my life.  Some days my brain would be running a million miles a minute, flooded with thoughts and ideas.  Other days I felt like hiding under a thick blanket and binge-watching Netflix, unable to face the world.  I thought what I was experiencing was normal.  It wasn’t. About […]

A Pastor’s Response to the Sutherland Springs Church Shooting

I’ve been in full-time ministry since 2000.  I’m a pastor.  I love my church.  My wife and I have poured everything into starting our church from scratch.  What we witnessed playing out on cable news coverage Sunday afternoon left us horrified.  The Sutherland Springs church shooting shook Amber and I so deeply for two reasons: […]

I Boldly Prayed for THIS and was Blown Away By A Bigger Surprise

The church I have the privilege of leading and loving is growing fast.  Exactly three years ago this week, we saw 64 people on a Sunday morning.  Jump ahead to this past Sunday and our crowd is up by 863%!  This is our “new normal” — God is moving incredibly and our team is just […]

It’s A Boy!

#WeAreTeamHerron Grows to Six

In January, we received a notice at Life Church Michigan in the mail: Michigan is experiencing a shortage in the number of available families to adopt.  A week later, the same notice appeared in our home mailbox.  Being a family passionate about James 1:27, we prayed. And we took action: we began the infant adoption […]

My Response to Charlottesville

This is a photo of my daughter and me.  What happened in #Charlottesville is wicked and evil.  Racism and hate have no place in the hearts of God’s people. Listen up. Someone with the Twitter handle @JuliusGoat just dropped one of the best Twitter threads in history, about the white supremacist/Nazi march in Charlottesville. I’ve compiled all […]

How to Fear Less this Week

Everyone wrestles with fears.  Fears keep us up at night and consume our thoughts.  Uncertainty about the future can consume us.  But here’s the thing: most fears are learned.  In fact, infants are born with only two fears: fear of falling and fear of loud noises.  All other fears are learned. For God gave us a […]

Take the Risk: Five Years Ago Today I Wrote My Original Church Planting Proposal

Every entrepreneur will tell you that it takes years to become “an overnight success.”  Behind every thriving start-up is an original dream forged in sacrifices, tears, and empty bottles of Pepto-Bismol. Five years ago today, I put pen to paper and created the first initial proposal (I called it a ‘Strategic Plan’ to make it sound […]

Growing People Change

Sunday Reflex - 09.18.16

If your PAST is affecting your PRESENT, it’s not actually in your PAST. You don’t have to remain stuck; you can make a change!  At Life Church, we believe Growing People Change. Growing People Change was the message we hit home this past Sunday… and people really connected with it! Everyone can relate to David, a man […]