Are you looking for a Church Home? A few things I would look for…(part 2)

What would you look for in a church home? That's a question I get from time to time. So, Last year, I wrote this BLOG POST. This is an important question. Your Church home can become your family and your place that brings enormous healing and life change because of Jesus.  So, for me, this…

5 Concerns I have for the Local Church

I grew up in the Church. My dad was my youth pastor for a few years. I interned at a local church when I was 18. I was hired by a local church to be a youth pastor when I was 20. I have served & worked for local churches since 1995. I have invested…

Who’s Next? God’s. Not. Done. Week One [a Thrive message]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZI2rPsXm1E Good Morning Thrive Church!! How are we doing today??? My name is Jason and I’m one of the Pastors here at Thrive and I am so glad you’re with us today! If you’re joining us on facebook live, we’re excited! But, sweet goodness, it is incredible here! How fun and amazing were the videos?…

5 more reasons why this Sunday is so special to me…

This Sunday, Thrive Church turns 5 years old! I am just a bit giddy. That's the under statement of the year. I have been praying for this day since we started!  Honestly, a handful of people told me we wouldn't get here. I think they were well meaning Christian people. But, it hurt to hear.…

Why this Sunday means so much to me…Thrive’s 5 Year Anniversary!

This Sunday is Thrive's 5 year anniversary! ONLY GOD! No, really, ONLY GOD!  It's hard to even explain how much this day means to me! I mean, it's another Sunday in our 361 Sunday's of our Church, right? Wrong!  Thrive's story and our families journey in that story has been nothing but easy. It's actually…

Maybe I’ve been going about Church the wrong way? pt. 1

Church is pretty important to me.  I believe whole heartedly in the Church. My family loves our church. I believe its the most important organization on the planet! I believe that Jesus loved the Church so much that He died for it. I believe that Jesus is building His Church and that it is God's plan…

How to Not Give up Life. An honest conversation…

Tonight I did a Facebook Live Webinar called... How to not give up on life. The topic is a little uncharacteristically deeper for me. I'm kind of known for my humor, but lately, this topic has just been on my heart! So, I hope you will listen. I hope you will add to the comments…

How to not give up on life. An honest conversation on facebook…tonight.

Have you ever wanted to give up? Have you ever been so tired that you decided that you would stop trying? Have you ever decided that life wasn't worth it? Have you ever decided to just coast on life? Have you ever let your past stop you from moving forward or trying? ME TOO!! I…

Such a GREAT morning at GrumLaw Church! Loved being their guest speaker!

I had an absolutely fantastic morning at GrumLaw Church! I was so blown away by my experience! I'm so proud of GrumLaw and it's Pastor, Shea Prisk! Plus, a couple of amazing Thrivers made these incredible signs for GrumLaw and it was awesome to take them and give them to Shea.  GrumLaw launched on Jan…

‘The Crazy Teenage Year’s’ with Rebekah and Jason Raitz.

This was a highlight for me! I am someone who absolutely loves being a dad. And, I have the honor of being the dad to 5 pretty amazing kids. Rebekah Raitz is an almost high school graduate, who in my opinion, has leadership gifts off the chart. We do our best to have an conversation…