Come Hell or High Water Pt 3

Hellfire and high water are just part of following Jesus and walking by faith. That’s what my second book, Come Hell or High Water is all about. I pray your faith is fueled by the promises in Isaiah 43:2… ‘When you go through deep waters, I will be with you....

Come Hell or High Water Pt 2

I recently released my second book, Come Hell or High Water, which is our church’s story of walking by faith through hellfire and high water, fueled by the promises in Isaiah 43:2… ‘When you go through deep waters, I will be with you. When you go through rivers...

Come Hell or High Water Pt 1

About a year and a half ago, I began dreaming of writing a book about some of the things I’ve learned in our first decade of planting and pastoring Awaken Church. It’s been quite the journey to say the least – not only leading the church, but writing the book! I...

I’VE BEEN WRITING… A LOT.

Shhhh! I have a secret for you. Lean in close. As followers of my church planting blog, I wanted you to be the first to hear this… I am excited to finally announce that I have been hard at work writing my second book! For the past ten months, I’ve spent hundreds of...

RAPID 🔥 Q&A

Recently I did some Q&A on Instagram, but the space was pretty limited there. As we come to the end of my church planting blog, I thought I’d take some time to expand on those answers. Here we go… Insight on building a team, recruiting volunteers (@andrewrael)...

THE ART OF PREACHING

We’ve spent the last couple weeks discussing the importance of preaching the Word as well as some sermon prep hacks I’ve discovered that work well for me. Preaching is an art and a science. The science is the rules: eye contact, enunciate your words, make your message...