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Jason Raitz

Jesus Follower. Husband. Dad. Son. Brother. Pastor.

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10 Ways to Really SHOW UP at Thrive Church

 

It’s up to you, you can SHOW UP or you can not. If you do plan on SHOWing UP, here are 10 ways to really SHOW UP at Thrive Church.

10 Ways to really SHOW UP. 

1. Show Up consistently. We show up so we can get filled up to go out and help people find and follow Jesus.

2. Show Up with a smile. Life is hard. We are the Church for the broken and neglected. But, as much as you can, show up with a smile. If you can’t, don’t worry about it!

3. Show Up with someone. Yes, bring whoever you know.

4. Show Up with your kids. Oh my sweet goodness, bring your kids! They will love Thrive Kidz and One Youth!

5. Show Up early. Yup, come on! Our teams work really hard for you to experience God. Don’t miss any of it.

6. Show Up and serve. One of the best ways to get involved. If you really want to SHOW UP. come at 7am and help set up!

7. Show Up and give. Yes, we’re a church that asks you to give a portion of your finances to God through the Church. You’re blessed when you give and others are too!

8. Show Up online. We live in an online world. Like, comment, encourage, share as much as you can!

9. Show Up with encouragement. People are hurting. Bring the encouragement!

10. Show Up with support. Yeah, support your Church. Support your Pastors.

10 Ways that would have gigantic and profound impact on your life and Thrive Church!

I love my Small Group!

Acts 2:46-47…

They followed a daily discipline of worship in the Temple followed by meals at home, every meal a celebration, exuberant and joyful, as they praised God. People in general liked what they saw. Every day their number grew as God added those who were saved

I am super blessed.

Why?

Because I get to experience Acts 2:46-47 every Sunday night!

It’s sacred to me. It’s sacred to my family.

And, we love our small group.

Our Small Group met last night and I’ll be honest, I almost cancelled. 3 of our kids were away at a retreat and obviously came home exhausted. Tracie and I are still not feeling well. Our house was in disarray.

But, we thought and prayed and decided to not cancel.

I’m so glad we didn’t. Last night BLESSED ME! Last night was FUN. Last night was DEEP. Yes, deep. I love that our group really shared some giant prayer needs they have it took us to another level of intimacy with each other.

I LOVED IT!images

I love my Small Group.

I love that we get to experience Acts 2:46-47. I love that our kids love doing life together. I love that we have big meals together. I love that we pray for each other.

I LOVE THAT WE LAUGH! Gosh, we laugh! And that’s good!

We’re not going to wow the ‘need a super deep bible study’ folks out there. Actually, we just talk through the message and read some scriptures. But, it’s amazing what can happen in a group when people are committed to being there. Committed to each other. And committed to honestly sharing with each other.

I love my Small Group.

Thrive Church is Crazy about Growth Groups

Growth Groups are the single most important part of Thrive ChurchEblast Header-Sun Burst

Let me back up.

There are a ton of crazy important parts.

  • Our Sunday Experience
  • Our Kids
  • Our Students
  • Giving back to our Community
  • Planting Churches
  • Praying for people

But, I believe Growth Groups are the foundation of our ministry. 

I believe Growth Groups are the hub of our ministry.

I believe Growth Groups is where people will experience the ‘one another’s of the New Testament (in the words of Larry Osborne).

That’s why I am so excited that they are starting this week!

Very soon our house will be filled with Adults and Kids. Singles, Couples and parts of the Couple equation.

 

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