By Ron Edmondson on Jun 19, 2018
Are you honest enough to agree with any of these secrets pastors keep in the ministry?
By Ron Edmondson on Jun 6, 2018
Ron Edmondson offers insight about the good and bad ways we respond to ministry criticism.
By Ron Edmondson on May 31, 2018
As a pastor, I’ve learned there are plenty of people willing to tell me things I would never hear if I wasn’t the pastor. Sometimes I need to know...sometimes I don’t.
By Ron Edmondson on Dec 13, 2017
"I have had many mentors who have invested deeply in my life. I am who I am partly because of the intentionality of others pouring into my life. They have made me a better leader, better husband, father, friend, and person."
By Ron Edmondson on Nov 20, 2017
"All of us make mistakes and occasionally need someone to help us become better at what we do. This should always be the end goal of correction."
By Ron Edmondson on Nov 10, 2017
"I try to never appoint or release a team to do work until we make sure a leader is chosen. They can choose their own leader, we can appoint one for them, or they may even have co-leadership, but there needs to be someone who has the assigned task of steering, motivating and leading the team to accomplish it’s mission."
By Ron Edmondson on Nov 1, 2017
"One struggle I’ve witnessed consistently with leaders – including this one – is we drown in information overload. There are more good ideas than we can ever implement."
By Ron Edmondson on Oct 20, 2017
How do we let go of responsibility when we are wired so heavily towards not doing so? How do we delegate when the church holds us responsible for getting things done? How do we let go when doing so makes us sometimes feel so out of control?
By Ron Edmondson on Oct 13, 2017
In my experience, there are commonalities of dysfunction. If you have been on a dysfunctional team you’ve probably seen one or more of the common traits. See if any of these seem familiar.
By Ron Edmondson on Sep 5, 2017
There is one truth about leadership every leader must understand, but is difficult to receive by some leaders. The probability is good you won’t like this truth either.
By Ron Edmondson on Aug 17, 2017
Do you want people to get along, support one another, and join forces to achieve the vision? Of course you do. All leaders want their teams to cooperate.
By Ron Edmondson on Jul 27, 2017
"Suddenly I was feeling a stirring in my stomach. I became slightly nervous. It was a brief encounter, but I quickly realized I was being reminded of a few very painful experiences in my own leadership and life. I was recalling the emotions of betrayal."
By Ron Edmondson on Jul 5, 2017
One of the hardest things I do in ministry is interact with those who are no longer in ministry, but wish they were. They’ve been derailed. They messed up and either they got caught or the guilt got the best of them and they confessed. Watching this process over the years there appear to be some common reasons failure occurs. It doesn’t start at the failure. It starts months – and, perhaps years – prior. My hope is if we expose some of them we can catch a few people before it is too late.
By Ron Edmondson on Jun 20, 2017
There are some characteristics which set a great leader apart from mediocre leaders. Do you know what they are?
By Ron Edmondson on Jun 14, 2017
For those of you in the vocational ministry, let me offer some reflections on 42 years of ministry.