Church Planting is Worth it!

This week I had the privilege of encouraging and sharing my church planting story at Stadia's Church Planting Assessment Center. I got to speak to a room full of potential church planters, campus pastors, pastors and ministry leaders. 5.5 years ago, I was sitting where they were. It's so surreal to think about that. Here's…

I’m Sharing something today at Thrive that I’ve never shared before…

I'm excited. I'm a bit nervous. But, really, I'm more excited.  Today is going to be a GREAT day at Thrive.  We start a new series called 'Show Up, Jump In, Do Good'. It's a series about our Spiritual Formation process and how every single person who comes to Thrive can be the mission of…

10 Ways to Really SHOW UP at Thrive Church

The thing I wonder the most sometimes about Church is... Why do people settle for such a tiny piece of the pie?  Think about it for a second. We're all busy. We're all tired. We all have a million things to do. We all, sometimes, make other things more important than involvement with our local…

Why I love Sunday’s at Thrive! Today is no different!

Today is Thrive's 151st Sunday!  WOO HOO!!!!! I celebrate every Sunday because I know how hard it has been to get to this point! I think many folks take it for granted, but I'm just not going to do that! I appreciate every Sunday! Today is no different! Here's why: 1. Because I believe in Thrive's…

Keep Calm its Sunday Morning! Wait, don’t keep calm! It’s SUNDAY!!!!

Hey Thrive Church!   It's Sunday morning! The absolute best part of the week! Why? Because we have the amazing privilege of being a part of something that Jesus gave His life for... The local Church! Plus, I couldn't sleep last night and spend a great deal of time praying for you and I'm PUMPED!!…

Doubt + God’s Word + Trust = Answers. Today at Thrive!!

Today at Thrive Church we're diving into the world of Doubt.  Ever been there?  Doubt that God exists? Doubt that God can love someone like you? Doubt that God can love the messy people around you? Doubt that God can be loving when such horrible things happen in this world? Doubt that you can trust…

7 Reasons I am beyond EXCITED for Thrive this morning!

It's 6am and I am beyond EXCITED for Thrive's weekly gathering this morning!  This is week 147 for our Church and I hope and pray I'm this excited for week 200 and week 400 and so on! 7 Reasons I'm Excited 1. The People! One of the things I love most about my Church is…

I absolutely LOVE when Katie teaches at Thrive! Like she does today!!

Today, one of my favorite people on planet earth is teaching at Thrive... Katie Eisenberger! She is just amazing! Her energy, her spirit, her life story and her passion for Jesus is just contagious. Katie has been around Thrive before Thrive even was Thrive! One day, out of the blue, I got a phone call…

Meet my friend Jess and the famous Slurpee Sunday tradition

I have an amazing friend named Jessica or Jess or as I try to pronounce it with an 'h'... Hessica. I don't know why I do. It's silly and I try to be funny with it. Its not, but she lets me do it. Jess has been at Thrive since our very first Sunday, I…

Today’s message at Thrive is the kind I wish I wasn’t giving on July 4th weekend!

Today is July 3rd! Happy 'Merica! (almost) That means though that a ton of regular Thrivers will be not at Thrive this morning! Now, don't get me wrong, so many are camping and traveling and relaxing and enjoying their families! I think that's Friggin Awesome! I even told our worship pastor, Matt Moore, to stay…