A letter to the Church I love…Thrive Church

Dear Thrive,

I love what Paul says in Philippians 1:3-6…’I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus‘. 

I LOVE THAT! And, I feel the same way about our Church! I do thank God every time, EVERY TIME I remember you! I love being Thrive’s Pastor and it is one of the greatest privileges of my life! That being said, I wanted to share my heart with you about our Church!

Huge Sunday Ahead…It’s DAD FEST!!!!!!dad fest

As you know, this Sunday is a freaking huge Sunday for our Church! We’ve been telling you to save the date for DAD FEST since before Christmas! Why? Because this is a MAJOR opportunity for our Church to reach people who don’t have a relationship with Jesus in Central MI! That’s why it’s so important!! Yes, it will be a super fun day! Oh my goodness, the songs Matt has planned and the creativity for the experience will be awesome! And, everything that is going to happen outside will be AWESOME!

[40ft climbing wall, Football skills area, 9 square in the air, Giant inflatables, Free food, BBQ Battle, Cool Cars, Water balloons and a DAD’s ONLY TENT with a free gift]

Yes, it’s going to be awesome! But, again, we’re doing all this to proudly proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ!

So, be praying! GET ON YOUR KNEES. Beg and humbly ask God to move. To break down walls. To bring people who hate Church to Thrive Church! Pray for people to respond to the Gospel!

And, just a remember, we will do anything short of sin to reach people for Jesus and that’s why we’re investing so much into this SUNDAY at THRIVE!

Huge Summer Ahead…It’s going to be AWESOME!!!!

Man Card is taking over the month of June! We’re challenging our Men to get their Man Card by discovering and living out biblical manhood! In July, we’re doing a series called ‘Confessions of a Christian’. We’re going to go right at the things that Christians say are important to them, but that are not always lived out. It’s going to be great. Plus, we’re calling July…Julyapalooza!! There will be treat and a game for families after each Sunday in July!

And then in August, well, JUST GET READY for August! August is going to be a HIGHLIGHT month for our Church! We’re doing a series called ‘I love my Church’ and we’re going to dive into our church values. Found people find people. Saved people serve people. You can’t out give God. You can’t do life alone. Growing people change. Then, on August 16th, we will CELEBRATE & CHEER and GATHER together at South Park in Lake Isabella for our annual Outdoor Worship Experience & Baptisms!

OH MY GOODNESS!! It’s going to be awesome! Plus, we’ll have food, giant inflatables, boating and families can hang out! So, put AUGUST 16th on your calendar right now!

Huge Fall Ahead…We Celebrate our TWO years a Church!!

Put October 4th on your calendar right now! Seriously, I know it’s months away, but I am praying and hoping EVERY person who calls Thrive their home church will be at our TWO year celebration as a Church! We’re believing God for some amazing things in the months leading up to October 4th!

As your praying, be praying for our future as a Church. Thrive has grown and we are praying hard about our future!

Ok, see you Sunday! Seriously, be 20 minutes early. Invite everyone you know. Share it on Facebook. Bring a friend! Bring your entire family!

I know with all of my heart that the best is yet to come!

See you Sunday!



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