‘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…

16.2 Miles to raise $10,000 for Summer Camp! ONLY GOD! Apply for a Partial Scholarship Today

16.2 Miles! Before I talk about all that, here is the Scholarship Application from my 'Walk for Camp'... CLICK HERE This application is for any teenager to fill out. Yes, mom and dads, let your kids fill it out. Whether they attend Thrive or not. The scholarship just has to be used to attend a…

Sponsor miles for my ‘Walk for Camp’

On May 12th, 2018, I am walking 16.2 miles to raise money to help send teens to summer camp! Why 16.2 miles. Well, our student ministry (One Youth) is hosting a 5k fundraising event that day and it's 13 miles from my front door to the event. Add the events miles and bam...16.2 miles! So,…

Bill Hybels Keys to Longevity in Ministry

Last week, I had the privilege of sitting in a Q & A with Bill Hybels, the Pastor and Founder of Willow Creek ChurchWillow Creek Church in the Chicago Land. Outside of planting Thrive Church, being on staff at Willow is one of my greatest treasures of 22 years of ministry. A Pastor asked Bill…

Love is Law. Week one of Do GOOD message notes.

Message Notes    |    | Slide # 1...Series Graphic + Jason’s Social Media (F, I, T, Youtube) Good morning Thrive Church!! How are we doing today! If this is your first time at Thrive, thank you for being here! We would love to meet you and for you to get a free gift and more info…

To my Bekah Sue on your 18th Birthday!!

Dear Rebekah, Happy 18th Birthday!  I'm not quite sure how today happened. I can literally close my eyes and I’m in the hospital the day you were born. That day was pretty amazing. Your mom was a rock star! Your grandparents, aunts and uncles and a ton of people who loved you from your church.…

‘How to Pick Your Battles’. Message Notes from Thrive Church MI on Feb. 18, 2018.

Message Notes    |    | Slide # 1...Series Graphic + Jason Social Media Info Doesn’t that video hit home for some? How hilarious! Good Morning Thrive Church!! How are we doing today? My name is Jason Raitz and I’m one of the Pastors here at Thrive! If this is your first time at Thrive, thank you…

Learning to be an Incredible Listener. My sermon notes at Thrive Church CA

I taught this message at Thrive Church CA on February 11, 2018 for their 'Fight Night' series! I also had the amazing opportunity to bring Bekah (my oldest) with me and we got to experience some amazing sights in Northern CA! Including the Golden Gate Bridge! Message Notes    |    | Slide # 1...Series Graphic +…

My 2nd VLOG ‘The BEST Trip EVER’ is up!

I had the BEST trip ever with Madison! We traveled to Newark, NJ and ended up in Mount Bethel, PA and I spoke for a bunch of Churches from Long Island, NY. Plus...I throw in a few tips on how to make trips memorable for your kids! Thanks for subscribing! Head HERE and push subscribe!…

Tomorrow is GOING to be AMAZING at Thrive!

I can't wait for tomorrow morning at Thrive! That's nothing new. I really love Sunday's at Thrive. But, tomorrow is special!  We have the privilege of giving a check to the Mount Pleasant Middle School for computers for the 6th graders! Plus, we're dedicating children! AND...It's Vision Sunday, so I get to tell some amazing…