This could be the BEST Sunday ever to come back to Church

Let me jump right to it...I am inviting you to my Church.  Thrive Church And, here's the deal...I really want you to come. I really want you to check us out. I really want you to experience our Church. And, I'm not alone. Our Church is built for you. Our Church exists for you. Our…

A special trip to CA with just my Bobby

I will NEVER forget the day that Robert Jason Raitz was born! It was a total surprise that he was a boy! We already had Bekah and I was absolutely convinced we were going to have all girls.  Then, the day came. I was about to lead worship at church and my wife (Tracie) came…

Week Three of ‘Do Good’…Can’t announce it to the World

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What I learned from Thrive’s 1st full year (pt 2)

I've been leading Thrive Church for 75 weeks! It feels like I could blink and we just started, but it also feels like an eternity that our church has been going!  I've learned a ton and... I love it!  It's exciting! It's fun! It's a thrill ride! It's an honor to get a front row…

‘Wouldn’t it be nice’ if you could find a church who…

Isn't there an old Beach Boys song that goes... 'wouldn't it be nice'...? I am pretty sure that song is all about a love relationship, but yesterday I was thinking about our relationship with God. And then that started me down the road of thinking about peoples relationship with Church. And then I started to…

Why Kids and Students matter so much at Thrive Church

I'm going to cut right to the chase and I believe this passionately about Thrive Church...   If kids and students don't love Thrive Church, we don't have much of a future as a Church. If kids and students aren't begging their parents to be a part of Thrive Church, we don't have much of a…

Week Two of ‘Do Good’…Big Talk doesn’t equal Big Faith

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Done running from God? Check out Thrive Church this morning

Have you been running? Any mention of God and you just take off the other way. You don't even know how long it's been since the last time you thought about God. You have just been running. Maybe you were hurt. Maybe life hurt you and you blamed God. Maybe a church hurt you and…

Why I can’t wait for Thrive tomorrow!!

I'm sitting in my office at the Thrive Hub and I am just... giddy excited expectant ready for tomorrow at Thrive Church! Sunday's at Thrive are a just a piece of our church, but it's so incredibly important because it's when we all gather together! It's when we listen to the biblical mandate of 'not…

Newspring Leadership Intensive w/Perry Noble….day 2

I'm sitting in my hotel room in Atlanta and in a few hours I head home. I can't wait! I know it's cold at home. I know there's snow. I know my schedule is just insane the next few months. But I CAN'T WAIT! Being at Newspring Church this week and being poured into by…