What I LOVED about Dad Fest and Thrive this past Sunday

OH MY GOODNESS! 

This past Sunday at Thrive was just absolutely amazing!

No really, I know I say this a lot, but it…

ROCKED!

For me personally, I think it was our BEST SUNDAY yet at Thrive Church.

We attempted a HUGE undertaking and God blessed us, our volunteers were amazing and Thrivers brought friends and family big time!

In case you missed it, here’s what we did:Processed with VSCOcam with f3 preset

We decided to learn from some other amazing churches (Willow Creek being one of them) that use an event called Dad Fest to give people a tool to invite the men (and family) in their lives to church. Men or family who normally wouldn’t consider coming to Church, we give them a little extra incentive.

We had our normal Sunday morning Thrive experience and then we had some cool cars to look at, inflatable events, BBQ, A BBQ competition, a live band and tons of water balloons.

It was just spectacular.

So, here is a list of what I loved about last Sunday:

1. God changing hearts. I can’t even begin to process all the conversations I had with people who shared with me what God is doing in their lives.

People who weren’t a part of a church this time last year.

People who never thought they would end up in a church.

Dads–Men who told me this was the first time they’ve been in church in years and they’re coming back!

2. God using our Thrive team. This was a HUGE undertaking! We did not have the man power on paper to pull off this event. About a week and a half before the event, I started to find out just how many families were going to be missing.

Honestly, I was a bit nervous and scared. Ok, I was worried! Last Thursday on my prayer walk, God and I worked it out, but wow!

But, we just have amazing volunteers at Thrive Church! They are totally committed to our mission of helping people find and follow Jesus!

People filled water balloons, made BBQ, set and tore everything up and down, talked with people, served peopled and loved on people!

3. God planting seeds for what will come. I talked to so many Thrivers who are dreaming and thinking about the future of our Church.

That is exciting!

It was so much fun bouncing from conversation to conversation and hearing people just dream about ways that Thrive can reach out to the community!

I’ve said it a million times.

I love my church.

I am honored to be a part and so thankful!

 

 

 

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