Ron Edmondson

Created on Wednesday, 19 June 2013 / Pastoring
Tags: Ron Edmondson, pastors, leadership, ministry, failure, church, learning experience, delegation, vision, problems, change, people pleasing
In my talks with pastors and ministry leaders, I hear some repeated themes. One common theme is that they have a story of a failed leadership experience. It might have been their first church or the church ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 14 June 2013 / Uncategorised
Tags: Ron Edmondson, pastors, exciting, Christ, baptism, believer, child, church, note takers, sacrificial givers, visitors, servant hearts, new people
Pastors get to see the best and worst of life it seems, but there are many positives. Obviously, seeing someone become a follower of Christ or baptism of a believer, has to rank as a highlight of the pastor’s ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 13 June 2013 / Counseling
Tags: Ron Edmondson, frustration, quit, pastor, leader, depression, work environment, prayer, memories, burdens, rest, heart, journal
I was talking to a staff member of a church recently who is ready to quit. But he can’t. What he’s experiencing is not depression, in my opinion. It could turn into that at some point, if he’s not careful, ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 04 June 2013 / Vision
Tags: Ron Edmondson, struggling, team, succeed, admit it, recast vision, evaluate, change, potential, celebrate, encourage, turnaround
I talk with team leaders every week where the team is struggling and trying to figure out how to succeed again. I understand. I’ve been the leader of teams in situations like that many times. Every team ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 23 May 2013 / Pastor's Heart
Tags: Ron Edmondson, Oklahoma, Moore, tornado, devastation, pray, respond, survivors, emergency workers, relief efforts, community, state, donations, resources
Yet another tragedy. There are no words to describe the scenes we are seeing from the recent tornadoes in Oklahoma. No words. So don’t say anything. Just pray. Please, don’t try to provide answers when ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 17 May 2013 / Education
Tags: Ron Edmondson, learning, God, doors, plan, life, stretches, light, dark, seasons, giving up
Just because I’m a pastor, that doesn’t mean I don’t continually learn things about God. It’s a daily process for everyone. Here are some things that I have learned or am learning about our Heavenly Father: ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 13 May 2013 / Personal Character
Tags: Ron Edmondson, leadership, organizational, team, control, business, church, DNA, delegation, creativity, characteristics, personal growth, independent thought, followers
In my years leading in business and churches, I have known many people who claim to be leaders, but they are actually nothing more than controllers of people. There is a huge difference in leading and ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 01 May 2013 / Pastoral Care
Tags: Ron Edmondson, leadership, tips, battles, fight, duplicate, emulate, downtime, marathon, sprint, control, authentic
I have a heart for leaders. Especially church leaders. I’d love to help others learn from my mistakes. In fact, that’s a huge motivation for this article. With that in mind, here are seven simple leadership ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 23 April 2013 / Vision
Tags: Ron Edmondson, positive, paradigm, church, pastor, Jesus, faith, change, money
I recently posted 10 dangerous paradigms in the church. Obviously, there are positive mind-sets in the church also. I've decided to share some from the perception of a pastor. Here are 10 positive paradigms ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 17 April 2013 / Vision
Tags: Ron Edmondson, dangerous, church, paradigms
I’ve been in church all my life. Along the way, I’ve seen and learned a lot. Almost all the insight I have into church has come by experience. I have observed, for example, that paradigms can often shape ... [ +++ ]
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