If you’re making any end of the year financial gifts…here are some great options

Ok, today's the day. If you're making any end of the year financial gifts, you have to get them done today. I was asked a few times who I recommend, so I thought I would write about a few, here goes. 1. Give to your Local Church. If you're a member or a Partner (like…

I love the wisdom of my 15 year old daughter

It's no secret that I'm the President and Co-Founder of the Rebekah Raitz fan club.  From the moment she was placed in my arms, she's had my heart. There's nothing I wouldn't do for her and there's nothing I wouldn't sacrifice for her to live out her dreams. We have traveled together. We have flown…

Monday Reflections on Life, Family and Thrive Church

It's Monday! Christmas is over! 2016 will be here soon! There are so many thoughts going through my head. Here are just a few reflections on life, my family and Thrive Church. On Life Christmas was amazing. I love my family. We had an absolute blast hanging out together! On Wednesday night I got a…

Another Adoption Miracle…A $10,000 gift from 2|42 Community Church!!!!!!!

As you may or may not know, the Raitz family is in the process of adopting Winona Mae!  We're EXCITED!  But, it's a long process and we have to raise a lot of money in order to bring her home! Actually, we have to raise about $30,000. Honestly, it's a daunting number and we've had…

Merry Christmas from the Raitz Family!!

Merry Christmas from the Raitz Family! 2015 was an amazing year for our family! As we finish this year: Bekah is a sophomore in high school and doing great! She ran track her freshmen year and earned her varsity letter. She's super involved in our Church and is just an absolute delight. Bobby is an…

4 Reasons to be at Thrive’s STARRY NIGHT

Tomorrow night is Thrive's first Starry Night experience! We are beyond excited! There are two nights of Starry Night. December 23rd and 24th and both start at 6pm at the Broadway Theater in Downtown Mt Pleasant. Starry Night is a great opportunity to Celebrate Christmas and the birth and life of Jesus with friends, your…

Are you running away from Jesus?

Have you ever found yourself running away from Jesus?  I have. Maybe you were mad at life. Maybe you were mad at Him. Maybe you were mad at yourself and you didn't know how to deal with it. Maybe you were upset at how things have gone and you just question if He really loves…

Sunday Night Reflections on Monday morning about Life, Family and Thrive Church

I was out last night! Yesterday went by at a flash of light and before I knew it, it was 5am this morning and I didn't post my normal Sunday Night Reflections. So, here I am doing it now on Monday morning!! Yesterday was an amazing day! The Sunday before Christmas is always one of…

You’re invited to one of the BEST Sunday’s of the year at Thrive!!

Today's the day! I've been counting down and waiting for this day for a long time! WHY??? You ask.  Because its one of the absolute BEST Sunday's of the year at Thrive Church! Now, let me back up, I believe every Sunday is freaking awesome! But, because of Christmas and the fact that more people…

Meet Thrive’s new Staff member…Dr. Tom Rundel

There may not be another man on this planet that I admire more than Dr. Tom Rundel. That being said, I'm excited to announce that he is joining the Thrive staff as our Spiritual Formation Pastor. We are beyond excited to have him join our team! He's starting in a very part time role, but…