#Story – Brian Burchik

Brian Burchik —  June 13, 2012 — 3 Comments

3My name is Brian Burchik, and here are a few things about me:

Favorite music: typically I dig the poppy stuff, which is somewhat embarrassing but it’s the truth

Favorite car: 2000 Honda Odyssey Mini-van (its got 14 cup holders, need I say more)

Favorite T.V. show: currently it’s a tie between The Voice and Parenthood

Random facts:

-My wife is one of the best leaders that I know.

-My daughter is a future Olympian. Not sure which sport, but that will be revealed as she gets older. I’m thinking gymnastics.

-I consistently buy pants that are too big around the waist. Apparently it’s still good to leave room to grow.

What area of culture do you seek to impact?

As a pastor, I believe that I can indirectly impact many areas of culture by helping young people to discover the passions and gifts God has given them, as well as challenging them to use those God-given passions to contribute in the world.

Why started #LiveFully?

I had a deep sense that God wanted me to start this blog, as well as to write a book with the same title. Of all places, I was sitting in a truck at a mattress store when I sensed God speaking to me about starting this #LiveFully project.

Aside from this moment, there are two main convictions that compel the ideas and efforts of #LiveFully blog…

1. Christianity casts the most compelling vision for life (by far), greater than any possible alternative one could embrace. Yet, I think the vision of the Christian subculture often falls way short of what the Bible actually teaches and promises.

2. Following Jesus is the fullest (aka best) way to live on the earth. Sadly, I believe many Christians struggle to believe this and do not expect to have lives that would cause others to ask them about the reason for their hope (1 Peter 3:15). I long to see followers of Jesus live FULL of passion and purpose.

Thanks to all who have joined with us in building this community. This project is just a small part of a much greater work of God that is inspiring Christians all over the world to let their “good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise” our heavenly Father. (Matthew 5:16)  #LiveFully


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