Discover grace

Find peace

Live with purpose

I want to help.


People are done with church

For more and more Americans, it is a place filled with pain, anger, or judgment.

For others, it’s simply a pale version of what it could be; what it is supposed to be; what they long for it to be.

Giving Up Sunday is an honest look at some of the worst mistakes made by American churches, and offers an alternative that is raw, authentic, and full of hope.


  • If you are done with church or know someone who is
  • If you long for more and don’t know where to start
  • If you are looking for a truly genuine faith, a community rooted in love, and a calling in your life that transcends the nine to five plus ten on Sunday,

this is your new beginning.


September 17, 2019 by Kurtis Vanderpool

Is That You, God?

Tuning out the noise and discovering God's voice

September 3, 2019 by Kurtis Vanderpool

God! Speak to Me!

Learning to hear God means getting real

August 20, 2019 by Kurtis Vanderpool

What to Do When Someone You Love is Struggling With Their Beliefs

How to help them find their path without losing themselves

August 6, 2019 by Kurtis Vanderpool

5 Things to Remember When Questioning Your Beliefs

June 4, 2019 by Kurtis Vanderpool

Sin vs Shame

What really keeps us from God?



“Kurtis is personable, approachable, and not afraid to be vulnerable, giving his audience permission to do the same. He is a truly gifted and skilled speaker.”

Scott Latham

Spiritual Director

“Kurtis’ ability to relate with an audience and meet them where they are is very rare indeed. He will make you laugh and think deeply in the same moment.”

Al Martin

Director, Texas Tech University Wesley Foundation

Having hired Kurtis and seen him speak numerous times, I know he puts in the extra effort to craft his message to ensure that each speaking engagement resonates deeply with his audience.

Eric Britton

Development Associate, Pearl Hospitality

Meet Kurtis

My name is Kurtis. 

I am a minister, writer, speaker, and life coach, but I am also just a regular guy (though I have very weird tendencies…so maybe not all THAT regular). 

I have grown up in church and Christian organizations my entire life and have led in them since I was 11 years old! They introduced me to God in wonderful ways, but as I got older I noticed a gap in my life. Church sounded good, but something just wasn’t adding up.

At the end of the day I realized I had a lot of beliefs, but not a whole lot of tangible grace, peace, and purpose in my life.

So I quit vocational ministry and started writing. I help people discover the true love and grace of God, and teach them how to have that same grace for themselves and others.

If you’re looking for real love, indescribable peace, and powerful purpose;

If you’re looking for grace beyond belief, I want to help!

Start by signing up here and I’ll give you my Best Books List for free!


Want to experience the real God in real ways?

Billions believe in God, but so few have lives that reflect the grace, peace, and purpose He promises. If you find yourself faking it or just falling short of connecting with God, I can help! Sign up now and I’ll give you my               90 Seconds to Hearing God guide completely free!


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