Ron Edmondson

Ron Edmondson, a frequent contributor to, is the former pastor of Immanuel Baptist Church in Lexington, Kentucky. He revitalized two churches and planted two more.

How to Make This Your Best Christmas Season Ever

7 ways to slow down and appreciate the Advent season

8 Things Not to Do When Planting a Church

Here's a list of things I wouldn't do again if I were planting another church.

Joseph: The Heart of a Leader

Joseph was a dreamer. It caused him some problems, but he was able to see what others couldn’t see. He saw the big picture.

Listening to People Who Are Different Than You

The fact is people are different. They think differently, have different desires and, thankfully have different ideas. The way they process and share those ideas are often different from the leader.

How Do You Show Appreciation?

It does take intentionality to be an appreciative leader.

The Question Behind the Question

When someone is asking the leader a question, the leader needs to consider if the question is the real question or if a disguised bigger question exists.