I was sitting in Panera Bread, and someone came up to me and said…
‘I’ve been thinking about being a part of Thrive Church‘.
Well, they had my attention! They sat down and we talked for an hour! They explained to me that 2 of their friends talk about being a part of Thrive on Facebook and every Sunday they think about coming. But, they chicken out every week…their words, not mine.
I explained to them that its ok and its ok to take your time and figure it out. They’ve watched messages, they read stuff on Facebook and this blog and they think they are ready, but have been looking for the right moment.
Well, there’s no better moment than right now!
So, maybe you’ve been thinking about Jumping In. Here’s everything you would need to know about Jumping in and being a part of Thrive Church!
1. Just come. Come as you are. Don’t worry about wearing your Sunday Best, just be who you are.
2. Come regularly. People ask me all the time how they can really be a part of what’s going on at Thrive. Being consistent is the KEY. Come every Sunday. We all have vacations and family parties and all that. But trust me, if you skip church 2x a month to sleep in or because you partied too much the night before, well, you will never really be a part.
3. Serve and Get in a Group. There is absolutely no better way to get involved and jump in than serving and getting in a growth group!
4. Lastly, put all this stuff on your calendar and be there. And, bring some friends!!!!
Stuff to Know about Thrive in August
8.10…’Can I trust the Bible’ and we finish the ‘Skeptics Wanted’ series [10am…well, 9:55am]
8.17…BAPTISM & BBQ and ‘I love my church’ Sunday [11am-130pm]
**I cannot emphasize enough how incredibly BIG & IMPORTANT this Sunday is to the life of our church! My hope and prayer is that everyone who calls Thrive their home church will be at this awesome day!
We will gather in the South Park in Lake Isabella. We will sing, worship and open up God’s word outdoors and then we will celebrate our Thrivers who are taking the step to be baptized! Pretty awesome! Oh, then we will have a kick butt BBQ! Kids can run around, play whiffle ball and kick ball and swim.
If you’re getting baptized, invite and bring your family and friends. If you’re a part of Thrive Church, bring your friends and family to experience Thrive.
Oh, we will be selling ‘I love my church’ shirts that day for $10. Make sure you grab one.
And, bring a dish to pass for the BBQ!!!
8.23…All Volunteer Leader Gathering and Training [830-11a]
*This is another HUGE day in the life of our church. We have to add 50 new volunteers to our teams in order to have a successful launch of our 2nd Sunday experience and this is the day we will be training everyone.
Plus, we will sharing the vision and next steps for the fall!!
8.24…The Spark at Thrive!
That’s right, The Spark are coming back and we’re giving them a ton of time on Sunday morning to lead us! You will not want to miss this Sunday!
8.31…Let’s just say we will have another special guest band filling in. I cannot confirm or deny who it will be, but it should be really fun!
2. Pray for Thrive Church.
I know I sound like a broken record, but we have to praying for our church every single day! Pray for God’s blessing, His favor, growth, people to give their lives over to Jesus and grow in their faith. Pray for protection, unity and pray that we would be used to be the church all around Central MI.
3. Fall Dates to put on your calendar.
Our series for the month of September is called…
We will be talking all about relationships and why they are so messy and how we can make them not so messy!
October 5, 2014.
This is our 1 year anniversary and we can’t wait! Get this on your calendar.
October 12, 2014.
This is the launch of our 2nd Sunday morning experience. That’s right, we will have Thrive at 900am and 1015am
I am so excited about what’s ahead at Thrive Church and I know we will continue pursuing our mission…