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Pull Your Head Out Of Your App

I grew up loving Richard Marx’s 1980s power ballads: Hold Onto the Night, Hazard, Right Here Waiting For You — those were great songs! Everytime an old Richard Marx tune pops up on Pandora, it takes me back to the Friday Night Skatepark Couples Skate: “And now it’s time for the Couples Skate. You must […]

A Brief History of Our Brief History (and How We Closed on our Land + Facility)

Converge's Cornerstone Fund Partnership Helps Life Church Michigan Reach More People Far From God

As a church planter, my heartbeat is the same as Christ’s: People far from God matter to God.  I am passionate about doing whatever it takes to reach people far from God throughout the Great Lakes Bay Region: No Reserves, No Retreats, No Regrets! …and thus I make it my ambition to preach the gospel, […]

SNL Writer Gives a TED Talk on How to Sound Smart in a TED Talk

I love TED, a conference that brings together experts on Technology, Entertainment, and Design.  Every 18 minute TED Talk educates and leaves the viewer inspired.  What makes TED Talks so compelling? Will Stephen, a writer on Saturday Night Live, put together a TEDx Talk about how to sound smart in a TED Talk. While Stephen repeats that […]

Prize Pack Giveaway: Win 1 of 3 FREE Crowder/Starbucks/Holy Shift Book Prize Packs

I’m really excited about my new book and believe it is going to help a lot of church leaders go further, faster.  In celebration of the release of my new book Holy Shift, we are giving away three FREE Holy Shift Prize Packs! What are we giving away? Three lucky readers will each win a Holy […]

How to Fear Less this Week

Everyone wrestles with fears.  Fears keep us up at night and consume our thoughts.  Uncertainty about the future can consume us.  But here’s the thing: most fears are learned.  In fact, infants are born with only two fears: fear of falling and fear of loud noises.  All other fears are learned. For God gave us a […]

Holy Shift – My New Book is Now Available

Comedy-Driven Leadership for Churches that want to Grow

Are you ready for a Holy Shift?  My brand new book is now available and it will help you make a HOLY SHIFT in your church. Get it right here!   I’ve been working on this for more than two years and am so excited to get it in your hands. It’s full of practical advice, […]

My New Book – Holy Shift – Releases This Tuesday

Comedy Clubs are thriving while church pews are sadly empty. Although young adults are more spiritually attuned than past generations, Millennials will rarely darken the door of the church. It doesn’t have to be that way.  Today’s church leaders need a Holy Shift. LEARN HOW TO LEVERAGE COMEDY SECRETS IN YOUR CHURCH LEADERSHIP Revealing the […]

Take the Risk: Five Years Ago Today I Wrote My Original Church Planting Proposal

Every entrepreneur will tell you that it takes years to become “an overnight success.”  Behind every thriving start-up is an original dream forged in sacrifices, tears, and empty bottles of Pepto-Bismol. Five years ago today, I put pen to paper and created the first initial proposal (I called it a ‘Strategic Plan’ to make it sound […]