Pastor, Speaker, Coach
As a pastor, speaker, writer, and coach, Tripp displays his passion to see students discover and live God’s very best for their lives and be empowered to change the world. Tripp is highly driven to not only challenge and equip students himself, but also empower others to be successful in leading students.
With a passion to encourage and equip others to lead well, Tripp is eager to share requested resources with pastors, coaches, educators, parents, & students. This resource section will rapidly evolve over the coming months.
Wk 2 from High School series “Status” at Sugar Hill Church. For more information on how your Middle or High School student can be a part of teaching series like these with hundreds of other students, check out www.SugarHillStudents.com. When students ask if a dating relationship is a good idea, my answer is always the […]
Wk 1 from High School series “Status” at Sugar Hill Church. For more information on how your Middle or High School student can be a part of teaching series like these with hundreds of other students, check out www.SugarHillStudents.com. Want to change your status from LONELY to FULFILLED? Know that you are not alone and […]
Students, thanks for hanging with us through these First 30 devotionals for college students. I promise the spiritual investment you make in yourself will pay dividends for years to come. As we wrap up this First 30 series, I pray that the spiritual investment will continue. I pray that college will not be a time […]
I read a headline a while back that said “18 year old girl can face manslaughter charge for allegedly encouraging boyfriend’s suicide, judge rules.” Newsflash: If someone is encouraging you to hurt yourself, IT IS NOT A HEALTHY RELATIONSHIP!!! While I know it is an extreme example, this story illustrates a truth that so many […]
The first time anyone ever trusted me to babysit was my sister asking me to watch her first born son, Trey. I was a senior in high school, and spending time with my three-year-old nephew who was like a younger brother to me sounded like fun. I mean, how hard could babysitting really be? (If […]
Here is some good news: – God loves you and wants the very best for you. – God wants you discover and live His best. So how exactly do we go about discovering and living God’s best? We see some great truths of how to do this in Luke 5:1-11. This story is referred to […]
What an incredible privilege and responsibility to teach the life-changing truths of Scripture. To offer the best we have as a teacher and avoid the temptation to simply regurgitate (read) curriculum, let’s consider these six important questions we need to answer when preparing to teach: 1) What is the BIBLICAL PRINCIPLE? (Keyword: Preparation) Everything we […]
There are many abilities that become a big deal in college. For instance… – Affordability: the reason you eat fish taco’s from a gas station. – Flexibility: learning the art of turning a 15-minute break into a “power nap.” – Wearability: judgement call on getting one more use out of an outfit before you HAVE […]
So many college students, their first 30 days on campus, experience a significant crisis… an identity crisis. With so many things changing, so many new influences, so many new people to compare yourself to and impress, it’s sometimes easy to fall into the trap of questioning your value and purpose. Let’s remind ourselves of some […]
Last week we talked about the identity crisis that so many college students face their first 30 days on campus. Today we want to talk about another crisis…a crisis of faith. This crisis is rooted in the exact same thing a crisis of identity is – believing lies when life gets tough or your conditions […]
One of the biggest things I hear students say they look forward to in college is FREEDOM! (No more bedtime, no more curfew, no more opinions about what they wear, etc.) BTW, Most college students quickly learn that with great freedom, comes great responsibility. But treated responsibly, freedom can be a wonderful thing! Unfortunately, many […]
As excited as you may be about then new college experience, there are probably some things you are missing about home right now. (home-cooked food, laundry, a private bathroom, etc.) One thing that many college students don’t realize they would miss about home is the security of it. As tough as high school may have […]
With a unique blend of humor, authenticity, and directness, Tripp has spoken at churches, schools, camps, and conferences all over the world. His passion is to challenge, inspire, and encourage as he leads others to discover and live God’s best for their lives.