Hey Thrivers…3 Musts to know for Sunday

Sunday is Coming!!! You know what that means? Yes, I am excited!!! I know what you're thinking..."isn't he always excited?" And the answer is a GIANT YES! I am excited because it is yet another opportunity for our church to live out our mission... To help people find and follow Jesus.  So, here are 3…

A Crazy Different Perspective for me today at Thrive

I'm heading out the door in a few minutes to head to Thrive Church. Honestly, this is really weird. Why? Because I typically leave at 630am! Actually our whole family typically leaves at 630am! But, Tracie, my wife, has put me on the 'injured reserved' and has made me promise to just attend. No lifting.…

Try Thrive today because it doesn’t feel like a Church

Ok, seriously, I'm being super real. Yes, I would like you to try Thrive Church because my hope is, it won't feel like a normal 'church' to you.  Our vision for Thrive is that it will feel and be and seem not very 'churchy'. Why? Because, we want to create a church where people who…

You’re Invited to Thrive’s ‘After Party’

Are you new to Thrive Church? Have you been checking it out over the course of the last few weeks or months? If the answer is yes, then the... After Party is for you! After Party is a super simple way to get to know more about Thrive, it's leaders and why it exists in…

A New Kind of #Selfie

This whole month at Thrive Church, we've been in a series called... #Selfie: Picture a New You No, we have not taught people how to take better selfies. No, we have not taught people to be more narcasistic. But, we have looked into God's word and have been challenged how we can transform our inner…

Building a Message pt. 1

I have been building, writing, editing and delivering messages for almost 20 years.  That's just crazy to think about!  That started in 1995 and I haven't stopped. Actually, way back in middle school is when I gave my first official message. Then, in high school, I was on the chapel committee and found myself in…

Love Students? Love Church Planting? Love Adventure? Help start a Thrive’s Student Ministry

Do you love Students?  I mean, really love middle & high school students? Does your heart erupt at the that thought of leading a student ministry.  Do you have a giddy look on your face with the possibility of starting a student ministry? And, at a church that HIGHLY values the next generation? Do you…

Today I have Back Surgery

So, today at 2:00pm, I have back surgery. I would love your prayers. Please. And, if I could be so bold, I would love your...on your knees kind of prayer! I have been in pain for a long time and have learned to just grin and bear it for years and years. My back pain…

So you want to be a ‘speaker’?

The year was 1997. I had been a youth pastor for about a year and a half. In that time, a few things started to make sense to me. Like, what I loved about my role as youth pastor. I loved spending time kids. I loved planning events. And... I loved Speaking!  My goodness, I…

I LOVED yesterday at Thrive…SO MUCH!

Yesterday was our 16th week of Thrive Church! Time is just flying by! It really seems like yesterday that we were planning, preparing and getting ready to launch. But, here we are. We are off the ground and moving forward! Each and every week, I am ridiculously amazed and humbled by what God is doing…