Revive Church – Year Zero Part 1

We are coming up on our one year mark as Revive Church.

Folks, this is a big deal! I’ve never had a year like this in my life. The year prior to launch is another story…this is the year zero story. It hasn’t looked like I thought it would.

For a year, every time I talked to my friend Anna she said the same thing…

but you’re doing it“.

My friend Addy just got her Master’s Degree from UT. She is crazy. She says something slightly different but true to many living life out on the limb. It goes like this…

I just keep showing up“.

To both of those profound statements I say this, “Yup“.


Over the next couple of days, I’ll share with you some thoughts and experiences on this last year. We now know why many church planters refer to the first year of a church plant as “year zero”. What an insane ride it has been! It was full of emotions, growth, change, a health scare, new friendships, brokenness and freshly broken hearts (hello 7 ladies), perspective and change of, tears out the wazoo, frustrations, joy, faithfulness, blessings and an enormous amount of grace I never expected. What I thought was important has really been brought to light and a good amount of what I thought was necessary, it’s not. This was a year of growth and learning curves unlike I have ever experienced in my life. This continues.

I will start and end with this…

God is good.

This is just the beginning! The best is yet to come.

We look forward to year 2 (or 1 if you do church planter math) with great expectations.

Its worth it.

If you have any questions regarding our personal experience, I’d love to answer them. Will answer any questions in a later post. Ask away! 🙂

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