A Historic Day.

What if we viewed every Sunday as a HISTORIC day? Yeah, you read that correctly, every Sunday. Wouldn't that be something!?! I think some Christians do in other parts of the world. Maybe the parts where gathering together as followers of Jesus is frowned upon. Or, maybe in parts of the world where people are…

An Amazing Father’s Day at Thrive

Father's Day 2013 will always have a special place in my heart. Not only because I love, LOVE, being a dad, but because Thrive took our next step to officially launching as a Church. Father's Day marked our 4th monthly service in the movie theater and it went great! The Highlights 1. Being around Thrive's…

Role #3 of a Church Planter…Send People back to their churches

I've been thinking a lot lately about my role as a church planter. I've posted about it here and here. Today's post might make some people scratch their heads. But, I think my 3rd role of being a Church Planter is... Sending people back to their Churches Yes, I firmly believe that. I really do. And,…

“I hate Church”…another Panera Bread Conversation

Last week I Had another amazing conversation at Panera Bread. Let me back up. I'm at Panera Bread in my town quite often. I use it pretty frequently to meet with people...to study...to prepare and to work. About 4 months ago I realized it's one of the... GREATEST MINISTRY TOOLS EVER Sure...I love the food.…

So EXCITED for this Sunday!!

I woke up crazy early this morning.  Crazy Early I just can't wait till tomorrow. I got up and I studied. I read scripture. I went on a prayer walk and prayed for our pre-launch service tomorrow. I prayed for our launch team. I prayed for the people I invited this week at Panera Bread,…

Role #1 of a Church Planter…Tell Everyone

For the last 15 years I have... ...read every book, every article, every blog on church planting that I possibly could. ...attended all the conferences and trainings that I could about church planting and church leadership. ...listened to hundreds, quite possibly thousands of messages and trainings about church planting. ...talked to hundreds and hundreds of…

The BEST reason Ever to Help Launch a Church

Yesterday's post seemed to strike an interest...considering it was one of my highest read blog posts ever. Today, I thought I would turn the corner and look at the other side. So, what's the best reason EVER to help launch a Church? I talked about a few of them in yesterday's post, but the more…

Why I am really planting a church pt. 2

"The local Church is the Hope of the World"              ~Bill Hybels I laid in bed last night and I couldn't sleep. I closed my eyes and they popped back open. I buried my face into my pillow and tried to stop my mind from thinking and processing. That was…

Why am I really planting a church?

Planting a church or Launching a church or Starting a church is really tough.  Yes, you read that right. A new church just doesn't appear. It takes prayer and conversations and partners and support and financial support and faith and more prayer. And honestly, it takes a lot of money! I know some super christians…

Reflections from Sunday…

Wow, I am still so excited about the steps our new church took this past Sunday! We hosted our 4th pre-launch service and it was our best one yet. We only gather once a month for a pre-launch service, so it was a BLAST seeing everyone! I cannot wait until May 12th! Why? Because that's…