Meet Thrive’s new Small Group Director…Jon Strifler!

Are you even kidding me? God just continues to blow me away! I am beyond excited to introduce Thrive's newest staff member. Why? Because has God sent an amazing leader to Thrive and He has filled a tremendous hole! And that hole has been for someone to lead our Small Groups. I have been trying…

How to make your Small Group GREAT!

One of my great passions in ministry is Small Groups! As much as I love communicating and building strategic plans around gathering groups of people for an event...Small Groups just get me fired up! Ever since I read Sticky Church, I've been hooked! If you can create environments that are so welcoming and so accepting and so…

10 Ways to Really SHOW UP at Thrive Church

The thing I wonder the most sometimes about Church is... Why do people settle for such a tiny piece of the pie?  Think about it for a second. We're all busy. We're all tired. We all have a million things to do. We all, sometimes, make other things more important than involvement with our local…

I love my Small Group!

Acts 2:46-47... They followed a daily discipline of worship in the Temple followed by meals at home, every meal a celebration, exuberant and joyful, as they praised God. People in general liked what they saw. Every day their number grew as God added those who were saved I am super blessed. Why? Because I get…

Thrive Church is Crazy about Growth Groups

Growth Groups are the single most important part of Thrive Church.  Let me back up. There are a ton of crazy important parts. Our Sunday Experience Our Kids Our Students Giving back to our Community Planting Churches Praying for people But, I believe Growth Groups are the foundation of our ministry.  I believe Growth Groups…