The Better Man Project There are 50 Days left in this decade! 50 days until it’s 2020. 50 more days to do something before the end of the year. As I thought about this, I decided to embark on this journey I’m calling the “Better Man Project”. I listen to a lot of podcasts. Like- … Continue reading The Better Man Project
"I'm so glad I'm an AMERICAN!" A man I have never met before sauntered into the sauna at Lifetime Fitness, looked me in the eye, and said those words in a boasting, sort of challenging way. It was so jarring that I sort of just looked at him and gave him a halfway smile. He … Continue reading Welcome to the Table
This past weekend I had the chance to go snowshoeing up in Rocky Mountain National Park. I could have gone alone, but I decided to take my 8 year old son Joshua along with me. He had never snowshoed before, so I knew there was probably going to be a bit of a learning curve. … Continue reading Coaching Your Kids
We are currently working our way through the book of Luke at my church. This past Sunday we dove into Luke 4. The problem was that there was too much information that I wanted to share so I had to cut a bunch of stuff from my message! Here's a little bit that didn't make … Continue reading From the Cutting Room: Luke 4
I was talking with my new friend Chris about church planting at my office this afternoon. And by "office", I mean the Starbucks I work out of Monday through Friday. I love my Starbucks! (In fact, someone even wrote an article about it and called me "The Starbucks Pastor"!) So there I was at Starbucks, … Continue reading Why Plant a Church with Converge?
I pastor a church of about 250 people. We have a great prayer team and amazing small group leaders! But still, the weight of the prayer requests and the burdens of the people in our small/medium sized church is pretty incredible. I know I'm still pretty new to this whole "lead pastor" thing. I have … Continue reading CARRY THE WEIGHT
Real Life Here: I'm so very tired. And I'm so very tired of sick kids. (Honestly, I'm just a little tired of my kids). And yet... And yet, at the same time I feel so incredibly grateful for the many, many blessings is my life. We suffered through 3 years of infertility and multiple miscarriages, not … Continue reading Feeling Overwhelmed?
I was working out at the gym this morning when I saw one of our Mosaic Guest Surveys come through my inbox on my phone. I always love reading the surveys we send out to second time guests. As I read this one, I found myself pumping my fist and saying "Yes!" out loud. At they gym. … Continue reading The Importance of Guest Surveys
This week I've been thinking a lot about all that God has done in the last 12 months. It's been quite a journey to get to this point! After many years of wrestling with God’s call to plant a church, Kristin and I decided to face our fears and trust God and take the scary … Continue reading What A Year!
As I held that simple sheet of paper in my hands, I knew that this was it. Everything was about to change! And that was both scary and exhilarating! On the last day of 2014, I was given my official Call Letter to be a lead pastor/church planter with Converge North Central (Baptist General Conference). We … Continue reading Planting a Church!