Each month, the Thrive Challenge will focus on one song from the Thrive record. Each song will include three videos of Mark Hall teaching through the meaning behind the song, scripture references, song lyrics and thoughts from the band.
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I attended your last show in Fargo, ND and at the time I was a college students who thought I was following God's calling for me, but I really was just doing what was best for myself. During the concert, I truly felt God saying, "Come. This is the life I have for you. A life of showing others my glory and what I can do in the life of those who believe." Two years later, I find myself the Youth Director and Christian Education Director at Epworth Methodist, a small church in Valley City, ND (fifty miles from Fargo). I know that the youth I am leading would greatly benefit in their walk with the Lord by attending and experiencing a worship led by you guys. We are putting on a fundraiser meal this Sunday to help raise money to purchase the tickets for the youth. Could you please pray for an abundant turnout for the meal so these youth can experience Jesus on a different level then many of them believe they can in Fargo this April? I appreciate it very much and would like to thank you for letting God's work be shown in you. I know that I will get the youth there, whether the money is there or not, OUR God is a God that always provides and will never cease to amaze us. God Bless.
Hi Mark, I am a longtime fan and will FINALLY get to see you guys live in Getzville, NY on 2/22. If at all possible I would love it if you could do Who Am I, it is my favorite Casting Crowns song. I know you already have the playlist planed, but I am going to continue to pray get to hear this song live. Either way I know I will love the concert and I am bringing a life long friend with me who hasn't had exposure to your music, she is a believer, just not a Christian music follower, if that makes sense.
This album did more than merely encourage me, It ministered to me deeply. I am a Christian who has struggled with many of my own demons over the years. Your music first touched me when I was newly homeless, huddled in a tiny shelter in a park in a downpour. I had a small radio, 'when I turned it on, "Praise You In This Storm" came on. I did, and I felt the long forgotten presence of God once again that night.
I have had my ups and downs, most recently struggling with meth addiction. I heard Thrive coming back from a mens conference last weekend (after yet another relapse) Every song on thrive ministers to me, especially Just be Held, Once again your music has deeply touched this old mans heart. God bless you - Gregg
I bought this cd a little less than two weeks ago at my local Christian bookstore. I listened to it a few times, and it is amazing. If I'm not listening to Third Day, I'm listening to Casting Crowns, and vice versa.
I am bedridden for the most part and that CD brings me so much joy! Just wish I could get the tshirt....... love that and we're not that rich to order the package and the other tshirt that I like takes more sendingcosts to the Netherlands than the tshirt itself (God doesn't need me tshirt)........ I live in the Netherlands so that's why it's expensive. But anyway I love the songs! Especially since my mama died last Christmas and also they saved my husband from death's claws (a miracle!) the CD Lifesong gave me so much joy and kept me going.......... and I love "Thrive" even more...... I do volunteerwork as a moderator on Bibleforums and I oversee the Prayerforum and the Ladiesforum but your cd Thrive has inspired me to go to Christians Answer to witness to the unbelievers!
Love you all! Megan is my example after God! Love you like Jesus girl! Love your singing and piano!
My father bought the album and gave me the copy. Only 10 more days till the concert I will be attending as a pre birthday gift. Casting Crowns is one of my top three favorite Christian Artist (Steven Curtis Chapman #1 already seen in concert, Casting Crowns and Mercy Me). I don't know where I would be in my life without your music as it reflex parts of my life as I struggle to figure out love in my confusing life. Just Be Held and Just Another Birthday are the 2 songs right now that explain messages I wish to explain to people that I cannot except lyrics express it all.
Looking forward to the Thrive Challenge vidoes! I taught a Sunday school class on James for a while, and your videos helped me out a lot. All time favorite group for the past 10 years at least now, hands down.