What an EXCITING Sunday ahead at Thrive!!!

Yes, if you know me or read anything I write about my Church, I am often EXCITED! It's pure. It's real. It's authentic. I am EXCITED about what God is doing at my Church. I am in AWE of how HE is moving. I am HUMBLED that I get to be a part. Today though,…

Thrive is coming HOME this Sunday…

Wow, August has been an amazing month for Thrive Church!  And, this Sunday we're coming HOME.  Let me back up! August has been a little out of the ordinary for our Church. One of the principles we run Thrive on is this...'the less you do, the more effective you will be'. That's why we don't have…

Vollapalooza is tonight! #SavedPeopleServePeople.

Tonight is going to be a fun night! Thrive is hosting our first ever... Vollapalooza!  It's our volunteer kick off and training night for our upcoming ministry season. So, if you're currently on a Thrive team and or would like to be on one, please come up to the Hub at 645pm. We'll feed you,…

Thrive left the building yesterday and we just simply loved on Schools!

Yesterday was just awesome! Actually, I'm still overwhelmed by it! Thrive Church took a Sunday off from our normal worship experiences and decided to serve 6 schools and a local ministry...Hopewell Ranch. Seriously, we left the building!  Let me be very honest, this was a tough decision. This was our second week in a row where we…

I’ve been thinking…

For whatever reason, I've been doing a pretty good amount of thinking and reflecting lately. Maybe it's because I turn 40 next month. Maybe it's because Thrive Church turns TWO on October 4th. Maybe it's because my kids are becoming teenagers. For whatever reason, I've just been in a pretty reflective state the past couple of…

Thrive is Serving Schools tomorrow!!

Ok, ok, ok! Let me lay this out. Tomorrow is Sunday! Yes, its my favorite day of the week! Why? Because my church family has the privilege of gathering together! Well, tomorrow, we're gathering together. But, it's going to look a bit different. Here's what I mean. Thrive Church is unashamedly attractive. We design, plan…

A real life Thrive Church MVP…Happy ONE year work anniversary Sarah!!

This past Tuesday was Sarah Burkhart's 1 year work anniversary as a staff member at Thrive Church!  CONGRATS SARAH! Here's the deal. I've worked with a lot of great people over my 20 years of serving at local churches and I can whole-heartedly say without any hesitation, SARAH is one of the BEST! Thrive Church is…

Thrive is doing what this Sunday? We’re leaving the Building!

  We're mixing things up this Sunday at Thrive! AGAIN! Last Sunday we met at a park for an outdoor worship experience and baptisms! It was AWESOME! By the Grace of God, 63 people were baptized. It was an ONLY GOD kind of day! Check out the photos here! We're leaving the building again this…

A man I admire and respect more I can even begin to explain

I'm sitting in the back of the room and listening to one of my oldest friends teach about the Gospel. I'm sitting in the back of the room and I'm remembering almost 20 years of life shared with this amazing friend. I'm sitting in the back of the room and I'm listening to an explanation…

3 Reasons why this was my favorite message EVER!

I've preached a fair amount of messages in Thrive's 98 short weeks of existence! I've preached thousands of messages all over the country and in South America. I've preached to all size crowds and ages. I've preached with translators. I've preached without microphones. I've preached standing on milk crates. I've preached in churches, camps, conferences…