What!?! I haven’t Preached at Thrive since April 3rd? I am Sunday and I can’t wait!

This is just crazy…I haven’t preached at Thrive since April 3rd!

What the heck is going on!?!

I never thought I would ever take a 3 week break from preaching at Thrive! I mean, I LOVE preaching at Thrive! LOVE IT! Honestly, there’s no other place I would rather preach! On a very warm beach is a very close second! Hah!

But, I am scheduled to preach this Sunday at Thrive and I can’t wait! 13048257_992241570871157_7843895192695765249_oIt’s a HUGE honor, a privilege and a blessing to be able to start week one of our new series…‘I do. We did. Now What?’. 

Here’s why I haven’t preached since April 3rd:

ONE…I can’t preach every weekend. Well, I guess I could but I just don’t want too. I don’t think it’s the best for Thrive or me. And, here’s the cool thing, it’s taken a little while, but we’ve been able to develop a teaching team at Thrive and I am so pumped God’s brought together some other folks to share the load.

TWO…I needed a break. Yup, its true. I just can’t preach every Sunday and lead Thrive Church and still have a thriving life with my family. It’s just too much. Now, maybe I could if I didn’t pour my life and every ounce of energy into my messages. Maybe. But, I just can’t do that! I can’t NOT give 110% of everything I am when I preach.

Why I’m EXCITED to preach this Sunday at Thrive:

ONE…I’ve missed it like crazy! I love my Church and I love to share from God’s word with them!

TWO…We start a series I am very passionate about! We are talking about why KIDS MATTER in this series! Why they should matter to the single person, the parent, the step parent, the grand parent and the Church!

We’re going to CHALLENGE and ENCOURAGE Thrive Church to care for kids, to be intentional, to understand that they are God’s Plan A for raising their kids and that we as a Church have to come around them and pour into them!

I can’t wait for Sunday! It’s going to be a GREAT day and I hope you will join us!




What’s the Roadblock keeping you from Church?

We all have experienced roadblocks, right?

Whether we were driving or we were attempting something.

The experience of dealing with roadblocks is common.

Well, many people, believe it or not, have a roadblock or two that gets in the way of them being a part of a Church.

Here’s some of the roadblocks  about Church that I’ve heard:

  • Church is boring.
  • I’ll come to Church when my family isn’t so busy
  • Church just wants my money and time
  • Church is just too old fashioned
  • Church is full of hypocrites
  • Church is where people get judged

Every time I hear one of these roadblocks, my heart just breaks. Here’s what I know. Jesus loved the Church enough that He died for the Church! After He rose again from the dead, He established His Church. So, if it was important enough for Jesus, then…yeah…it should be important for us.

So, what do you say? Why not give Church a try again!

You’re invited to my Church, Thrive. We meet at 9 and 1015 at Celebration Cinema on Sunday mornings. Just dress comfortably. Just be you. Bring a friend and come check it out!

Can’t wait to see you!