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Mission. Discipleship. Discernment. Leadership.

There are some things every ministry leader should know, regardless of role. Paradigms so fundamental that they shape every ministry of the church, and how each leader leads.

Whether your church is in a time of transition or stability, Thriving Essentials is a new way to get all the ministry leaders in your church—elders and deacons, volunteers and staff, newbies and old-timers—aligned on core concepts of mission, discipleship, discernment, and leadership. This four-hour course, offered via Zoom and in-person, provides refreshing insights and can serve as a springboard to deeper conversations about ministry in your local context. Learn more about the course.

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Individual Signup

Sign up on your own, or with a few others from your church. New groups start every month, and are limited to 25 participants. Thanks to a generous grant, there is no cost to participate.  If these dates don't work, you can get notified when new groups are added.

Wednesdays 7-9pm EST

Oct. 19 + 26 (two 2-hour sessions)

Thursdays 11am-1pm EDT

Nov. 10 & 17 (two 2-hour sessions)

2023 Dates

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Church Signup

Pre-register to experience Thriving Essentials as a church. We’ll work with you to schedule a custom event—online or in-person—for all of your elders, deacons, and volunteer ministry leaders. You may also share this Letter to Church Councils.

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In pilot testing, 94% of pastors and lay leaders recommend Thriving Essentials to others!