What did you dream about when you were a kid? Did you want to be a doctor, an engineer, a marine biologist? As a kid I couldn’t decide what was better: to be an astronaut, a pilot, or a superhero. You can see a theme, right? I really wanted to fly!
Obviously, I can’t fly. But, what did remain as I grew older was a desire for my life to have impact. I wanted to do something that mattered, to be part of a story so much bigger than myself. The thing about being part of something bigger is that most of the time, you don’t get to be part of a bigger story by seeking it. Think about almost every movie ever… the hero never really looks for the great adventure, and if they do, it often turns out very different and so much bigger than they ever thought possible. Gandalf just shows up one day, Luke Skywalker doesn’t even know his true past until tragedy strikes, Katniss makes a split second decision to save her sister that changes her life forever.
This is the very thing I experienced in my freshman year of college. I was seeking a life of impact and meaning and God had plans for me I never could have planned myself. I came face to face with a powerful, living Jesus in my freshman year and all of a sudden I was wrapped up in a story much bigger than my own. God had called me to lead his people, to influence college students like me and aid in the training of disciples who eventually would launch a movement of college churches.
In the last 10 years, God has transformed my life, used me to transform others, led my wife and I to plant two churches, live in three cities and have two kids, Grayson and Lila. We live a FUN life! Over the years it’s become crystal clear that being wrapped up in God’s story is the surest way to a life of impact. Deep down, we all want impact. We all want our lives to matter. The story God is writing through Resonate Church is a story of massive impact. If you want to hear more about my role in the story and how you can help continue the work of planting churches and reaching the next generation contact me or click the link below to join our partner team.
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