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Role # 8 of a Church Planter…Stay Positive

So, this is embarrassing...I just accidentally pressed Publish, when I thought I pushed save and I sent out an unfinished post. Whoops! Ugh. I hate when stuff like that happens.But, I'm continuing my ongoing 'Role of a Church Planter' series with this post on staying positive.I was recently having a conversation with someone about my…

Thrive Church meets in a movie theater. 4 Reasons why that’s AWESOME!

When we first started meeting monthly for Thrive, we met in a bar!  It was awesome! But, we outgrew it quick. As we were searching for another location, we talked with a few schools in a few towns. Wow, they wanted a lot money! Then, as we were praying and thinking about our target, we realized…

Are we really praying for each other?

I've been thinking a lot about this question. I tell people I pray for them ALL THE TIME! But, do I always pray for them? Am I only praying for those I love? I wonder if you can relate? What if we became extremely focused on praying ? If it consumed us. What would that…

5 Easy Ways to Help Launch Thrive Church

There really isn't anything I've done in life without the help of others.  Yup, its true! There is nothing I've really done on my own. It's aways with people. Friends, family, and people who want to help. And, I'm proud of that. I don't need to be a Lone Ranger, a trailblazer and a guy…

Have you ever just slowed down and looked around?

We rush, rush, rush. We go, go, go. We check our phones. We live by our calendars. We text during our conversations. We are busy. I am no different. Today, I went grocery shopping at Meijer. It was packed, I loved it. I walked around and just took my time. It was a rare time.…

My dream for Thrive Church

I think about Thrive Church...a lot! I dream about Thrive Church...a lot! I talk to people about Thrive Church...a lot! I pray about Thrive Church...a lot! So, I thought I would share My Dream for Thrive Church It's really simple... ...Thrive would reach people who are far from Jesus. ...Introduce them to Jesus and a…

I’m not a…call me ‘Pastor’, kind of Pastor

What do I mean by that? Many, many years ago I lead a worship team and we played at other churches, camps and retreats. Looking back, it was fun. Anyways, one night we were playing at a church that we had never been to before. As we unloaded, the Pastor of the church came in…

Churches I’m learning from

Established Churches Willow Creek North Point North Coast Granger Community Church Newspring Church Kensington Community Church The River Community Church NorthRidge Church Riverview Church LifeChurch.tv Heritage Church Lapeer Community Church Eastside Christian Church Church Plants  242 Community Church Red Rocks Thrive Church Great Lakes Church The Park Mission Church Church Planting Friends Connect Church Movement…