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You Multiply Who You Are

You Multiply Who You Are

Multi-site is hard. Budgets get spread thin. More staff is needed. A lot of strategic decisions have to be made. Vision has to be communicated clearly and models have to be chosen. But, when it works, it works. New areas of a city are reached and more people become...

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Bloom Podcast Packs a Punch

Bloom Podcast Packs a Punch

I have fallen in love with the medium of podcasting. Like books and blogs, podcasts cover a large variety of topics. Do you like cats? Do you enjoy murder mysteries? Do you enjoy murder mysteries that involve cats? There’s a podcast episode for that.  Couple the...

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You Matter

You Matter

You matter. A phrase that might bring up differing emotions, depending on who you ask. A phrase that evokes notions of identity, belonging, anger, hurt, longing, or indifference. What do you feel or think when you hear that? YOU matter. You have worth. You are...

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From A Certain Point of View

From A Certain Point of View

Over the past few years I have been asked to be on many different stages in front of many different people. No matter what you are asked to do, it’s always an honor that others would want you to be leading in some capacity from the stage. In just two years I have...

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We Won’t Stop!

We Won’t Stop!

I remember climbing into the flood-stage Rappahannock River in Fredericksburg, VA on a surprisingly chilly May day to be baptized by Bret Koontz, associate pastor of the church I had just discovered. That church, Common Ground, was 7 months old at the time. I knew...

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The Top of the List

The Top of the List

As I write, I'm preparing to travel for a week for work. There's laundry to be folded, outfits to be prepared (for the kids, not for me!), and bags to pack. I know that coming out of this weeklong trip will be months of kingdom-advancing, nose to the grindstone work -...

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A God-Sized Dream

A God-Sized Dream

Church planting is the most effective way to share the Good News of Jesus with people all around the world. But did you know that planting a church isn't always starting something from nothing? Starting church campuses is also a great way to plant new churches - and...

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Legacy: Living Life With Intention

Legacy: Living Life With Intention

Where were you a decade ago? I keep hearing this question and as a result have been reflecting on the last ten years in my story. In the last decade, I transitioned from higher education professional life to a life in church planting. This transition was, and still is...

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2019 Celebration Video

2019 Celebration Video

 "I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine for you all making my prayer with joy, because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now." Philippians 1:3-5THANK YOU for your friendship in church planting. With your...

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