Adam Weber

Our Pastor

about adam

born: 3.23.82
became a follower of Christ: 7.13.99
family: wife becky, 3 sons hudson, wilson, and anderson, and a daughter grayson

clark high school (clark, sd) class of 2000
augustana college (sioux falls, sd) business admin w/ marketing, class of 2004
asbury seminary (wilmore, ky) masters of divinity, class of 2007

life goals:
to love Jesus
to be a good husband, dad and friend
to tell as many people as possible about Jesus

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This Summer!

Summer. I LOVE summer! Every part of it. Mowing my lawn. Going to the lake. Sitting on my front porch. Taking a nice long walk. I love summer! The only downfall of summer? In the midst of the going, going, and going some more… it’s so easy for our walk with Christ to take a […]

Summit Ave Campus: Help spread the word!

Hey Embrace! The new Summit Ave Campus launches THIS SUNDAY!!! At the Summit Ave Campus, we’ll be serving up free root beer floats all day and free pizza at the 605 service. We’re also kicking off our new I Am Weak series at all of our campuses. It’s gonna be an AWESOME day! Why am […]

5 things I’m learning right now …

Here are 5 things I’m learning right now: #1. God wants to use each of us in ways we CAN’T IMAGINE! Seriously. In ways we can’t comprehend! This is true about you. And this is true about me. #2. Listen to the small nudges from God. No matter how simple or small … no matter […]

LADIES’ NIGHT – Calling all ladies!

Hey ladies! Did you hear the exciting news?! Ladies’ Night is coming up on Saturday, March 21st at 6pm! And this year the event will take place at all 3 of our physical campuses (Tea, Summit Ave, and 57th Street) with guest speaker Annie Downs joining us from Nashville to share the message. There’ll also […]

Caution: A new series this January!

January is one of my favorite months of the year at Embrace! Why? Each January, there’s just an excitement in the air. We see a wave of new faces. We also tackle a heavier topic each January. Topics that are practical and apply directly to our lives … either now or in the future. Our […]

Year End Gift!

Hey Embrace! I hope all of you had a wonderful Christmas! Things couldn’t have possibly been any better here. The Christmas Eve services were AMAZING! We had over 3,700 people join us. UNREAL. And we were able to spend time celebrating with family. Thankful for so much. I just wanted to write and say that it’s […]

Christmas Eve Services – Are you coming?!?!

Hey everyone! I am SO EXCITED! Our Christmas Eve candlelight services at Embrace start TODAY! Over 2 nights (Tuesday the 23rd and Wednesday the 24th) we’ll have 15 classic Christmas Eve candlelight services! Why join us? We’ll be singing Silent Night with candles! My favorite part! I’ll be sharing our last message in the We’re […]

Why do we … ?

If you ever wonder why we … Welcome everyone. Launch new campuses. Have 4 weekly services at the 57th Street Campus, 3 at the Tea Campus, and 14 at the Online Campus. Challenge and encourage you to invite others. Throw parties. #theparty Have 15 Christmas Eve services! (Are you coming? Who are you inviting? More […]

A baby!

Hey everyone! After having a few weeks off from preaching, I’m just a tiny bit excited about sharing the message this Sunday!!! On top of it … it’s CHRISTMAS time at Embrace! We’re starting a new series called We’re Expecting and we’re talking about the fact that a baby is coming! As you might know, […]

Christmas @ Embrace!

Hey everyone! I can’t believe it, but it’s CHRISTMAS time! This is supposed to be the “most wonderful time of the year” and yet I know it can be the most stressful … overwhelming … lonely … hurtful … broken … fill in the blank … time of the year for many of us. It’s […]

Without Words

Psalm 139 1 You have searched me, LORD, and you know me. 4 Before a word is on my tongue you, LORD, know it completely. Lately I’ve found myself talking with God and more often than usual, I’ve been unable to find the right words to fully capture the way I’m feeling. I’ll literally sit […]

Coming to Movie Night this Friday?!

If you haven’t heard already, this Friday night we’re showing the Lego Movie on our big screens at both the Tea Campus and the 57th Street Campus! It’s gonna be awesome! We’re also turning Embrace in Legoland and giving away Lego prizes. All concessions will be $1 or less. I even heard that the star […]

Love you Embrace!

This past September marked 8 years since the start of Embrace! Looking back I can remember when Embrace was just an idea. I can remember when my office was my ‘92 Chevy Cavalier and the only thing that we owned as a church was my laptop computer, which was given to us. It’s absolutely amazing […]


After making a trillion mistakes on my own, I’m quickly figuring out that if I can learn from the mistakes (and wisdom) of others … it’ll hopefully save me from having to scrape my own knees a time or two. When it comes to being a pastor, I have 2 different groups of people that […]

Walk by faith.

For we walk by faith, not by sight. – 2 Corinthians 5:7 How do I know if I’m walking by faith or if I’m walking by sight? When I walk by faith, not by sight: What I’m doing isn’t my idea … it’s the Lord’s. I need the Lord to come through. Without Him, it’s […]

New Campus @ Summit Ave!

Hey all! I honestly can’t be more excited to share about our new Summit Ave Campus! If you missed church on Sunday, here’s a quick summary of our new campus! Our Vision: Summit Ave Campus Located in central Sioux Falls at Sioux Falls Seminary with Chris Haugan as the Campus Pastor. Set to launch in […]

New 4th Campus!

Yup, we’re launching a new 4th campus of Embrace … and I can’t be more excited to share the details this Sunday! This Sunday, we’re starting up a new 2-week series called “Send us. Send me.” and we’re gonna talk about what it looks like to be sent both individually and as a church. This […]

A Word from Adam: Stuck in 1984

A few months ago, I stopped by City Hall to get new tags for one of our family vehicles and it wasn’t until I got there that I was reminded of the CRAZY fact that all they accept is cash or check!I audibly said to myself, “What is this … 1984?!” I don’t know about […]

A Word from Adam: Small Groups: Are you in one?

Yup, I’m asking you! Are you in one? Don’t have the time? You’ve never been in a small group before? Worry it might be awkward? Although these are all great questions, they shouldn’t keep you from checking out a small group!Why?We need others in our lives!I never cease to amazed with how lonely and disconnected we […]

A Word from Adam: NEW things happening at the Online Campus!

We continue to be BLOWN AWAY by the ways that God continues to use the Online Campus! It seems like each week we have a new attendance high (recently we had 500+ people join us in one week!) We’re so thankful that the Lord is using it to reach people and change lives! AWESOME! I’m excited […]

A Word from Adam: Invite this Sunday!

This is probably one of my favorite My Story videos so far. It’s amazing the impact that one person can have, isn’t it? Chelsea has invited person after person … people who are now inviting others themselves … all with the hopes of telling the next person about Jesus! 3 reasons to invite others to […]

A Word from Adam: A friend.

Let’s just start out by stating the obvious … I wasn’t the cool kid in elementary school. Hard to believe looking at this picture, right? Even though I was a Webelo (Cub Scout), trust me, I wasn’t the cool kid. Yet like any 10 year old (and 32 year old) I longed to fit in. […]

A Word from Adam: I Fear

As a kid and even as a college student, I probably should have had a little more fear than I did. Whether it was crazy spring break trips (where my friends and I would sleep in a van in some of the shadiest places around the country) or standing out in fields as the clouds […]

Summer Party Recap!

This past Sunday was one of those days that was truly AMAZING! It was, no question, one of my favorite days at Embrace! I’ve been praying for weeks that the Lord would do something special … and what happened was beyond my greatest hope! So thankful! Adam Here’s a Summer Party recap by numbers: 3000+ […]

A Word from Adam: Why are you getting baptized?!?!

If you haven’t heard, this Sunday is our Summer Party and it is gonna be AWESOME! I mean it. I’m praying that it’ll be one of the most memorable Sundays we’ve EVER had at Embrace. A day filled with God being glorified, lives changed and a ton of fun! One of my favorite parts of […]

A Word from Adam: Baptism @ the Summer Party!

Why should I consider being baptized at the Summer Party on Sunday, July 27th? You’re a follower of Jesus and you’ve never been baptized! You were baptized as an infant and you’d now like to reaffirm it and make it more personal as an adult! God is at work in your life! What do I need […]

A Word from Adam: Beautiful

The other day, Grayson (my 3 year old daughter) and I went looking at wild flowers. She wore a dress… head-to-toe in pink, as usual … just because she can. The flowers we found were … beautiful. I’ve always had a soft spot for flowers, but there’s something particularly beautiful about wildflowers. With each flower […]

A Word from Adam: God continues to move!

Some of you may have heard me share this already, but it’s too wild not to share again. I just continue to be amazed by how God is moving in and through Embrace! At the 605 service on June 8th, we had a lady named Jill come to Embrace after joining us for the past […]

A Word from Adam: Don’t Take the Summer Off!

Now that Memorial Day weekend has come and gone, we have officially entered the greatest season of them all … SUMMER! After a winter like this past one, it has never felt more glorious. Here in a South Dakota, we’re actually obligated by law (okay, I’m making this up) to enjoy every ounce of sun […]

A Word from Adam: I’m offended.

These days it seems like we are CONSTANTLY offended by something … doesn’t it? Someone said something, did something, maybe even just thought something that offended us. Or maybe we’re just more aware of offendedness because of Facebook, Twitter and Facsquarter? (I just made up a new social platform, by the way.) Whatever the case […]

A Word from Adam: Just a Human.

“Like you, I’m just a human.” – Peter (Acts 10:26) This fall will mark 8 years since the first service at Embrace. Time flies. And over the last five years in particular, God has moved in ways I never dreamed of. Honestly, my hope at the beginning was that God would change a few lives […]

My Dad – What I’ve been reminded of this week.

As many of you know, it’s been a hard week for my dad. What started as a basic surgery (having his gallbladder removed) turned into an extended stay in the ICU and 4 trips to the OR. Words can’t express how thankful my family is for all of the prayers and kindness you’ve shown us. […]

A Word from Adam: Easter at Embrace!

Hey Everyone! I hope this finds you well. We are getting so excited for Easter at Embrace! Easter is the time that we celebrate Jesus being raised from the dead. And if there’s one thing our God specializes in, it’s just that. Bringing something that’s dead … our life, our marriage, our heart, our fill-in-the-blank […]

A Word from Adam: My Bride… and Yours.

From day one, there’s something that’s been unspoken between Bec and I … something we’ve never had to have a conversation about … make an agreement on … or have someone tell us to do. What is it? We only speak well of each other to others. Both of us respect and love each other […]

A Word from Adam: We’re Going to Tea!

Hey Embrace! How’s everyone doing? I’m thankful … blown away … and completely PUMPED! If you haven’t heard the exciting news, Embrace is going to Tea! Since August of 2009 we’ve been praying about going multi-site as a church, which basically means having the same church worship in multiple locations. For the first few years, […]

A Word from Adam: Online Campus Launch

Hey Embrace! We are SO EXCITED to announce that we’re launching a new campus of Embrace … our Online Campus … this Sunday, January 12th! You can visit to watch and participate in the entire Embrace worship service online. This new online worship experience is perfect for the person who doesn’t have a church […]

A Word from Adam: Lord, help me.

Lord, help me look to you. When I’m endlessly searching for my worth. When I’m scared. When I’m so unsure of how things are going to come together. When I’m caught up in constantly comparing myself to others. When life seems to be passing by too quickly. When I’m trying to find “enough.” When I’m […]

A Word from Adam: Laughing…in church!

It almost seems wrong doesn’t it? I mean, church isn’t supposed to be fun. God said that we’re supposed to be quiet … and miserable … and bored out of our minds in worship, right? But is this something we’ve decided or has He? This past Sunday at Embrace was Ugly Christmas Sweater Sunday. We […]

A Word from Adam: In His Image

A few weeks back I stopped by a gas station here in town. When I went inside to pay for the gas, I ended up in line behind a middle-aged woman. As I stood there, I couldn’t help but immediately notice her foot. It was terribly infected. To the point that you could just tell […]

A Word from Adam: On the Move!

All throughout seminary, I would constantly hear about God moving in places like Africa and Asia and South America … which is wonderful! But I always used to wonder: “Is God not moving here?” “Why do I never hear about God moving in awesome ways here?” “Is nothing happening here?” Well, I’m so thankful to […]

A Word from Adam: Embrace Facebookers!

Hey Embrace! We need your help! This week we’re challenging EVERYONE to do 2 quick things to invite people to our Fall Kickoff through Facebook! Here’s how you can help! Go the Fall Kickoff Facebook event by clicking here and once there: #1 Simply respond and let us know you’re coming! #2 Click the “invite […]

A Word from Adam: Fall Kickoff – Invite. Invite. Invite.

Hey Embrace! I CAN’T WAIT FOR FALL KICKOFF! It’s coming up on Sunday, September 8th at each one of our regular services: 9, 10,11:15am & 6:05pm.  Click here for more. Each year as we lead up to Fall Kickoff, we challenge everyone at Embrace with simple actions (hanging up a poster, sending out a Facebook invite, etc.) that we can […]

A Word from Adam: Job Openings at Embrace!

Hey Embrace!I hope this finds you well.  Things couldn’t be better here. Thankful for so much. I’m so excited to say that we have several new job openings at Embrace! As we continue to move forward and grow as a church, our hope is to continue to be the church that we currently are and […]

A Word from Adam: Haiti School & Missions Trip!

Hey Everyone!On Sunday, we were so excited to announce the next step in our partnership with Mission Haiti! This past February, a group of us from Embrace traveled to Haiti for our first missions trip. Our hope was to find ways that we could continue to partner with Mission Haiti long term and the Lord […]

A Word from Adam: Summer 2013 at Embrace

Summer is Heating Up at Embrace! I don’t think I have ever been so excited about summer! Winter seemed to go on forever, but now hot summer days are here! What am I so excited for? The kids are out of school. Grilling. Going to the lake. Driving my Rambler. Hanging out with friends and […]

A Word from Adam: Adoption

Over the last few weeks, I’ve gotten more and more questions and emails around adoption! I love it.  Here’s a post that I shared awhile back about adoption and I thought I’d share it with all of you again. Adoption. Over a year and a half ago, we brought home our 2nd son… Mussie Tulla… […]

A Word from Adam – He Must Increase

    He must increase and I must decrease. (John 3:30 CEB) These are the words of John the Baptist talking about Jesus. John has done his job of “preparing the way” and getting the word out about Jesus coming. And now that Jesus is here… instead of wanting the spotlight and focus on himself… […]

A Word from Adam – The Next Person

Some of the things we talk constantly about at Embrace is “reaching the next person for Christ”, basing decisions off of “those yet to come”, and being “pumped about those who are joining us for the first time”. I’d be surprised if we didn’t say at least one of these phrases on any given Sunday. […]

Here’s “One Thing” for You Embrace!

I’m not sure what’s gotten into me… but tonight I’m fired up! Maybe it’s due to the fact that our Fall Kickoff on Sunday was awesome! Maybe it’s due to laying under the stars in my backyard for a bit last night… realizing that once again I’ve made God so much smaller than He is… […]

A Word from Adam – (Don’t) Give Up on the Church

A couple of weekends ago I went to St Louis, and on my way back home at one of the airports I met a guy who started talking with me about God. He had been a Christian for years… and was thankful for what God had done in his life… and then I asked him […]

A Word from Adam – Another (School) Year Begins.

Each Fall as another school year begins, I always try and be intentional to lift up all of the students and teachers in prayer… this year I didn’t need to try and be intentional… It’s something my wife and I have been doing for months… our oldest, Hudson, is going to kindergarten. For me, it’s […]

A Word from Adam – Sunday

There is nothing more powerful than so clearly seeing God at work. On Sunday and since then, it’s been an absolute gift to hear from so many of you… about how the Lord used the service as a whole and the message from this past week talking about “complaining”. I don’t think anyone needed to […]

A Word from Adam – Lam 3:23

A promise that I know I need to hear almost daily…

A Word from Adam – Deut 6:5

A Word from Adam – Exodus 15:13

A Word from Adam – Good Questions

This past Sunday, we looked at the story of Moses… and we ended up asking 2 different questions. –What is the Lord calling/challenging/commanding each of us individually to do? –What’s keeping us from doing/responding/following through with whatever it is? If you missed the service on Sunday, I’d encourage you to check out the message! Click […]

A Word from Adam – Lord Help Us

A Word from Adam – Do Something

A Word from Adam – Romans 8:15

A Word from Adam – II Corinthians 7

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A Word from Adam – II Corinthians 5

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A Word from Adam – II Corinthians 4:16-18

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A Word from Adam – II Corinthians 4:5

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A Word from Adam – Deuteronomy 6:5

A Word from Adam – Revelation 22

A Word from Adam – Came Down

A Word from Adam – Whole

A Word from Adam – Psalm 40:2

“He lifted out of the pit of despair, out of the mud and the mire.  He set my feet on solid ground and steadied me as I walked.”                                                       […]

A Word from Adam – Psalm 38:5

“My wounds fester and are loathsome because of my sinful folly.”                                            – Psalm 38:5 (NIV)

A Word from Adam – Psalm 32:5

Check out these verses from Psalm 32: “When I refused to confess my sin, I was weak and miserable, and I groaned all day long.  Day and night your hand of discipline was heavy on me; my strength evaporated like water in the summer heat.  Selah.  Finally, I confessed all my sins to you and […]

A Word from Adam – Hosea 3:1

A Word from Adam – Psalm 25:1

A Word from Adam – Psalm 19:1

“The heavens declare the glory of GOD and the sky above proclaims his handiwork.”                  – Psalm 19:1 (ESV)

A Word from Adam – Psalm 18:6

A Word from Adam – Love

“Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.”  – I John 4:8 What does this mean for you?

A Word from Adam – All I KNOW

A Word from Adam – Psalm 138:6

“For though the LORD is high, he regards the lowly, but the haughty he knows from afar.”           – Psalm 138:6 (ESV)

A Word from Adam – Thankful

A Word from Adam – Wonderfully

A Word from Adam – Goodnight Lord

A Word from Adam – Psalm 116

A Word from Adam – Psalm 100

A Word from Adam – Psalm 117

A Word from Adam – Mark 4

A Word from Adam – Rest Stop

Rest Stop. (Warning: Lots of rambling below. Little spiritual content included.) This past Sunday was quite the day. I went up to H20ville (aka Watertown, SD) on Saturday night (my wife was adamant that the weather was supposed to be terrible and I shouldn’t go) so that I could wake up and preach 2 services […]

A Word from Adam – Pastor.Human.Adam

Pastor.Human.Adam. I can’t believe that it’s been a year since I graduated from seminary. A year since Becky and I packed up our things, life, and son and moved a thousand miles from Kentucky to the always perfect weather and beauty of South Dakota (a touch of sarcasm in there somewhere). A year since I […]